May 2, 2017
"Beren and Luthien" Waterstones Events: An Evening With Alan Lee
Waterstones, national bookseller of the UK, is hosting a series of Beren and Luthien events close to the book's publication.
You can read more about them here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/search?shop=&date=®ion=&author=332510
"Celebrate the launch of J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Beren and Lúthien" with Alan Lee, the book’s illustrator and the man behind much beautiful and iconic Tolkien artwork, for a discussion and book signing."
Living in Canada, I won't be able to make it, sadly. It would be wonderful to meet Alan. He is renown for illustrating The Hobbit in 1997, the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King) in 2002, and The Children of Hurin in 2007. He was also involved with the art direction of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
So be sure to swing by, my UK readers, whichever location best suits you to get your copy of Beren and Luthien signed, as well other Tolkien books he illustrated. If you are only allowed one other book tog et signed [I am unsure of the exact details and rules, check with Waterstones] I suggest bringing, or picking up, The Children of Hurin as well.
If you're interested in some illustrated Tolkien books, check out this post: http://insurrbution.blogspot.ca/2016/11/tolkien-tuesday-illustrated-collection.html