Atomic Books

3620 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Past Events

June 29, 2019: William Sanderson Signing

Actor William Sanderson appears at Atomic Books on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 7 PM to sign his new memoir.

William Sanderson has enjoyed a prosperous career in Hollywood as a highly successful character actor whom everyone seems to recognize – but they aren’t always certain from what. Spanning a variety of genres performing in TV, film and stage, Sanderson has inhabited such high-profile roles as E.B. Farnum in the HBO western Deadwood, Sheriff Bud Dearborne in the HBO vampire series True Blood, Larry in the classic CBS sitcom Newhart, and J.F. Sebastian in the sci-fi film masterwork Blade Runner.

Yes, I’m That Guy: The Rough and Tumble Life of a Character Actor takes the reader behind the scenes of these productions and many more including Coal Miner’s Daughter, Lonesome Dove, Lone Wolf McQuade, and The Client showcasing Sanderson’s knack for making a memorable mark in each of his projects. But as you will learn in his memoir, Sanderson is far more than merely the sum of his characters. His tumultuous rags-to-riches story is instructive in demonstrating the power of perseverance and fortitude in overcoming one’s struggles with self-doubt and self-sabotage and – thanks to the love of a good woman – ultimately carving out a positive, contented life.

May 25, 2019: Mr. Know-It-All Signing

John Waters will be at Atomic Books on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7 PM signing copies of his new book, Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom Of A Filth Elder!

Studded with cameos of Waters’s stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters’s personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters’s most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book―another instant Waters classic.

March 23, 2019: Nobody’s Fool Signing

Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead, appears at Atomic Books on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7 PM to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Nobody’s Fool – The Life And Times Of Schlitzie The Pinhead.

Nobody’s Fool follows the story of Schlitzie’s long career—from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows—which is one of legend. This graphic novel biography provides never-before-revealed details of his life, offering a unique look into his world and restoring dignity to his life by recognizing his contributions to popular culture.

March 9, 2017: Terms and Conditions Signing

New Yorker cartoonist R. Sikoryak appears at Atomic Books on Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 PM for a presentation on the process behind Terms and Conditions, followed by a book signing.

For this project, Sikoryak tackles an infamously dense legal document, the iTunes Terms and Conditions. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, or Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant.

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