Got a note yesterday from the Mechanics’ Library that 71 seats have sold for the appearance by Hammett biographer Nathan Ward (left, pictured in his Brooklyn turf) next Wednesday — if that’s not sold out, it is closing in. Not like the Mechanics’ is Madison Square Garden. You can only pack it so tight.
Anyway, the point is if you want to attend, check now to see if a few last chairs are open, and get in on the fun. Nathan will do a little reading from The Lost Detective, we’ll have a panel to chew over Hammett fact and fiction, books can be signed — and no doubt there’ll be some general milling around talking. For a couple of hours, Hammett Central.