Chris Colfer is ready to bring his Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide out into the world.
An insider’s guide to his best-selling middle-grade series The Land of Stories, The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide alternately works as a travel guide, encyclopedia, and definitive fan compendium. The book will features character and location guides, exclusive behind-the-scenes information on The Land of Stories, bonus chapters, sketches from Colfer himself, and much more. It’s for new and megafans alike, and is coming at the perfect time: Colfer is set to write and direct a Land of Stories film for 20th Century Fox.
The Land of Stories series and the companions have sold more than 4 million copies (across all formats) to date. In advance of The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide publication this October, Colfer will make a special appearance at BookExpo this June, EW can announce exclusively. He’ll discuss the evolution of The Land of Stories with New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul, as well as the impending film adaptation. The conversation will take place at the Uptown Stage in New York, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET, on June 1. (Learn more about BookExpo here.)
Colfer has also exclusively shared the cover for The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide for EW, filled with fun details from the series, which you can see below. Check it out, and pre-order the book ahead of its Oct. 16 release here.