Event date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:00pm
Featured Book: 
What Is Love?


A beautiful fable about the nature of love, from beloved, award-winning picture book creators Mac Barnett and Carson Ellis.

Mac Barnett and Carson Ellis will appear in conversation to celebrate What is Love?, their new book, on February 8th, 2022 at 3:00 pm PST.

We love connecting our readers with authors and work hard to bring free events to our community. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of What is Love? from one of our nine stores. PLUS get free goodies when you pre-order with us!

Pre-orders before 8:59 pm pst on 2/14/22 will receive the following (while supplies last):

  • Limited edition letter press zine featuring Jon Klassen asking Mac and Carson questions about the art of picture book making
  • A set of 4 enamel love pins for Valentine's Day featuring artwork by Carson Ellis

*Your pre-order will be processed right away for pick-up or mailing after the release date on 12/28/21 and your free zine and pins will ship separately from the publisher after 2/14/22.

We can't wait to see you all there!

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of over 20 books for children, including Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, both winners of a Caldecott Honor and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. His picture books Leo: A Ghost Story and The Skunk were named two of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2015 by the New York Times. He lives in Oakland. You can visit him at

Carson Ellis is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture books Home and Du Iz Tak? and has illustrated countless books for children. She lives on a farm in Oregon with her husband, two sons, and numerous animals.

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What Is Love? By Mac Barnett, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452176406
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: Chronicle Books - December 28th, 2021

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