SOLD OUT! Author Event - Randall Munroe


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Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-19 19:00:00 2019-09-19 19:00:00 Duke Energy Hall at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library


Event Description

Quail Ridge Books is delighted to announce that Randall Munroe will discuss his new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems at James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.

From the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic XKCD and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer comes the world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide.

Munroe will be in conversation with Katie Mack (a.k.a. Dr. Katherine J. Mack of NC State University), astrophysicist, cosmologist, freelance science writer, and connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes.

Tickets are $29.99 through Eventbrite. Each ticket includes a copy of How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, a reserved seat, a place in the signing line, and ticket fees.

STUDENT TICKETS SOLD OUT.  For students: There are a limited number of free tickets available for current NC State University students on a first-come, first-served basis, one ticket per student.  Please note: Free student tickets do not include a copy of the book; however, books will be available for purchase on-site.

This event is co-sponsored by NC State University, Friends of the Library.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Tickets are $29.99 through Eventbrite. One ticket comes with a copy of How To: Absurd Scientific Advice For Real-World Problems, a seat at the event in the Hunt Library, and signing line access. Free student tickets are available; see above.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

"How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems"