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Allison C. Meier
September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome acclaimed writer and avid cemetery tour guide Allison C. Meier for a unique history lesson and book discussion at Magic City Books on Sunday, September 24, at 2:00pm.
Grave, part of Bloomsbury’s “Object Lessons” series, is a ground-level view of how burial sites have transformed over time and how they continue to change. Allison C. Meier has spent more time walking among tombstones than most. Even for her, the grave has largely been invisible, an out of the way and unobtrusive marker of death. However, graves turn out to be not always so subtle, reverent, or permanent.
Grave is now available to purchase in store or on our web site, Grave | Magic City Books (square.site). Signed books will begin shipping on Monday, September 25.
Allison C. Meier is a writer and researcher based in New York City, USA. Her writing on visual culture, history, architecture has appeared in the New York Times, Curbed, Lapham’s Quarterly, CityLab, Narratively, Mental Floss, Smithsonian, New Inquiry, Slate, Urban Omnibus, Fine Books, Artsy, and others. She moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds and is a licensed New York City sightseeing guide. Previously, she was a staff writer at Hyperallergic and a senior editor at Atlas Obscura.