Preorder "Dracula Daily" by Matt Kirkland
Dracula Daily, the wildly popular email newsletter that has been described as an "internet sensation" (The New York Times) and "the coolest book club on the internet" (Fast Company) is breathing new life into Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel. Now, the internet phenomenon can be experienced in this deluxe hardcover book that includes hilarious commentary and artwork from Dracula Daily readers. The best part? Newsletter creator-moderator Matt Kirkland is a local Lawrencian!
Preorder Dracula Daily through the Raven Book Store and you can get a copy with a signed bookplate and limited-edition bookmark while supplies last! Matt will be at the Lawrence Arts Center on September 19th for the Dracula Daily and Booktoberfest Community Read Launch Party hosted by the Lawrence Public Library—join us for a ghoulishly delightful evening where you can pick up your signed copy AND get it personalized. If you plan to attend the event, but sure to register and secure your spot! Any copies not picked up at the event will be on hold at the Raven with signed bookplates and bookmarks.
Orders must be placed before midnight CST on September 18, 2023 to ensure a signed bookplate and a bookmark, available while supplies last.
About the Book
Thanks to Dracula Daily, the email newsletter that delivers the classic vampire novel in bite-sized chunks, "an old story about the undead is getting a new life" (NPR). Combining Stoker's original text alongside reader-generated content, this version of Dracula is a fun and immersive experience, perfect for vampire scholars, Dracula Daily readers, and newcomers to the story.
Inside, you'll find a rich selection of artwork and memes from the newsletter's hundreds of thousands of subscribers. From comics celebrating Dracula's famous wall-climbing ability to armchair analysis of the novel's complicated love triangles, the witty commentary and colorful fan art brings a unique twist to the classic tale.
About Matt Kirkland
Matthew Kirkland is a cofounder at Brand New Box, a Web design and development studio in Lawrence, Kansas. His projects have been covered by the New York Times, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and many other outlets. In 2020, he launched "Dracula Daily," an email newsletter serialization of Bram Stoker's Dracula that took the internet by storm and garnered over 240,000 followers. Kirkland is also more-than-a-little obsessed with Moby Dick, Prester John, and serialized drawing projects. He's also a board member for a literary society promoting the work of obscure British writer Charles Williams, and owns more than one Herman Melville-related domain name.
Booktoberfest is Lawrence Public Library's biggest event of the year for adult readers. Brought together by a shared love of reading, we read a book together and explore its themes through a variety of thought-provoking, conversation-starting events. This fall, enter into the macabre world of one of literature's most iconic villains for this year's Community Read of Dracula by Bram Stoker. Learn more here!
The wildly popular email newsletter that has been described as an "internet sensation" (The New York Times) and "the coolest book club on the internet" (Fast Company) is breathing new life into Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel.