Book Markers 05.31.12

Local book news

Drumm TV
    The Star’s Russell Drumm can be seen reading from his forthcoming novel, “A Rogue’s Yarn,” on LTV this week — specifically, tomorrow at 1 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday night at 10:30, Tuesday at 11 a.m., and on Friday, June 8, at 1 p.m. The novel, the story of an aging homeless surfer living in Waikiki with a dark secret, will be out first as an e-book this summer.
    The hourlong reading was recorded not long ago at the Montauk Bookshop, where Mr. Drumm was joined by another surfer, Claude Mayers of Water Mill, who read a number of poems, some from “Vault of Poems.” Published in 2011, the collection covers his work from 1968 through 2010. Music is part of the TV program, too, courtesy of the bands Gold and Gunmetal, 9th Wave, and Clouds at Dusk.

“No Go Sleep!”
    That eternal concern of parents and nemesis of children, sleep, will be considered anew on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, when Jules Feiffer and Kate Feiffer, his daughter, present their new children’s book collaboration, “No Go Sleep!” In it, a little one, awake in his crib, is cajoled to conk out by animals, a passing car, even the sun, which promises to come back to play the following day.
    The book follows up the duo’s “My Side of the Car,” from last year, a recollection of an odd “weather event,” as the forecasters say, in which it rained only on the driver’s side of Mr. Feiffer’s car on a trip to the zoo. The legendary cartoonist, who lives in Southampton of late, will also sign copies of his 2010 memoir, “Backing Into Forward,” which was released in paperback last month by the University of Chicago Press. What’s more, Mr. Feiffer’s cover illustration for Norton Juster’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” will be available for sale in signed, limited-edition prints. The 50th anniversary of the book’s publication was recently celebrated.