Art Spiegelman will be speaking about his new book, In The Shadow of No Towers, at the Strand Bookstore this Sunday. In The Shadow was just published, and Gothamist has been looking forward to reading it, given what we know about Spiegelman ever since reading Maus and how he gracefully handled The New Yorker cover for the September 11 issue, which the new book's cover echoes.

Spigelman will be joined by a number of other authors - Nicholas Basbanes, Richard Brookhiser, Adam Bellow, Harold Evans, John Fund, Amy Goodman, Nat Hentoff, Peter Osnos - at the Strand (826 Broadway at 12th) from 12PM-4PM; C-SPAN will also be broadcasting the readings and Q&A's! Here's Michiko Kakutani's NY Times review of In The Shadows of No Towers A Comics Journal interview with Spiegelman, some Maus resources. And for other things to do this Labor Day Weekend: Coolfer's Music Picks