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Hidden Wonders at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Come join us for a conversation about Atlas Obscura's new book with authors Ella Morton and Dylan Thuras!

Join us on Nov. 29 at Brooklyn's own WORD Bookstore to celebrate Atlas Obscura's very first book: Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders!

Tucked amongst bookshelves, and right around the corner from the Atlas Obscura office, we'll spend the evening with Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras and author Ella Morton, delving into the most astonishing and curious locations featured in the book. Such wonders include: 

  • A fire that’s been burning in the Turkmenistan desert for 40 years.
  • Thousands of synchronized fireflies that inexplicably flash in unison in a cluster of mangrove trees outside Kuala Lumpur.
  • The self-mummifying monks of Japan.
  • The world’s only museum dedicated to displaying art made from human hair.

Afterwards, you'll have the chance to get your books signed and chat with Morton and Thuras. It's also the perfect opportunity to meet other curious explorers—potential adventure buddies with whom you can check out our local New York events and maybe even upcoming international trips!

This event is free, but please RSVP on the event Facebook page here.

WORD Bookstore
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of AtlasObscura.com. His pursuit of the unusual began as a teenager exploring abandoned buildings in the Midwest.

Morton has written for Slate and CNET. As the host of the travel show Rocketboom NYC, she uncovered underground oddities and interviewed Cookie Monster and Elmo on the set of Sesame Street.

This event follows 13 others that took place across the country this fall to celebrate the launch of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. See the full event line-up here.