A very special event is taking place at Barnes & Noble Apache Mall on Monday (July 13th).

It's a Harper Lee Celebration and over 30 Rochester notables will be reading her classic To Kill a Mockingbird aloud in the store from open to close (9am-9pm). The readers include: Mayor Ardell Brede, Tom Overlie, Betsy Singer, James Wilcox, Gregory Stavrou, Don Supalla, State Sen Carla Nelson, State Rep Kim Norton, State Rep Tina Liebling, James Rabe (Y105), Curt St John (Quick Country 96-5), Brent Ackerman (Y105/KROC) and many more.

Harper Lee is an American treasure and her Pulitzer Prize winning book To Kill a Mockingbird is still read in classrooms across America and is as relevant today as it was in the 60's when it was written.

(Harper Lee Novels)

Barnes & Noble expects her new book Go Set a Watchman (which releases on July 14) to be the number one book of 2015. It certainly could be considered the most anticipated book of the century. Written before To Kill a Mockingbird in the 50's, it is the story of Scout as a woman and in many ways serves as a sequel.  The book was set aside when her editor suggested that she write a different novel from the primary character’s younger self (Scout Finch) which is the genesis for To Kill a Mockingbird. The manuscript was then lost until being rediscovered by her lawyer in the fall of 2014. It will be published as originally written, with no revisions.

In anticipation of Tuesday's release of Lee's Go Set a Watchman, please join us for the reading of To Kill a Mockingbird at Barnes & Noble Apache Mall all day on Monday. It should be a once-in-a-lifetime event that you don't want to miss.