Wednesday, July 27th, 4:00PM EST
17th Street Location

Meet Stuart Gibbs at Books of Wonder!

STUART GIBBS is the author of five New York Times bestselling middle grade series. A champion of adventure-writing, he delights readers with stories of renegade heroes who romp through medieval Kingdoms, larger-than-life zoos, and even the C.I.A.'s Academy of Espionage! 


Join us as we celebrate STUART GIBBS' newest release in his beloved Charlie Thorne series — Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra! Charlie, the world's savviest kid genius, must fight for her life against ruthless enemies, match wits with Cleopatra, and solve a two-thousand-year-old mystery to prevent the most powerful treasure of the ancient world from falling into the wrong hands! 


This Meet & Greet will give readers the chance to get all their favorite STUART GIBBS stories signed by the author himself! Order now to get personalized books, including:



*One book may be brought from home to be signed for every book purchased at the Meet & Greet.*


Wednesday, June 27th at 4:00PM EST in-person at Books of Wonder on 17th Street!


Back to the beginning!
Order your first Stuart Gibbs adventure


Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: CIA or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science — but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior CIA academy. Could the CIA really want him?


12 year old Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Fitzroy has got a murder on his hands and trouble on his tail. Henry, the hippopatamus at the brand-new nationally known FunJungle, has gone belly up. Even though it's claimed he died of natural causes, Teddy smells something fishy and it sure ain't the polar bear's lunch. With the help of Summer McCraken, a fiesty girl with secrets of her own, the two narrow down their prime suspects. And the deeper Teddy and Summer get, the more the danger mounts  because when it comes to hippo homicide, the truth can't be kept in a cage! 


Charlie Thorne is a genius.
Charlie Thorne is a thief.
Charlie Thorne isn’t old enough to drive.

And now it’s up to her to save the world! Decades ago, Albert Einstein devised an equation that could benefit all life on earth — or destroy it. Fearing what would happen if the equation fell into the wrong hands, he hid it.

Now, a diabolical group known as the Furies are closing in on its location! In a breakneck adventure that spans the globe, Charlie must crack a complex code created by Einstein himself, struggle to survive in a world where no one can be trusted, and fight to keep the last equation safe once and for all.


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