Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures: Stephen Chbosky

New & Noted

Stephen Chbosky

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland 



Book Signing

A book signing will follow the lecture. Imaginary Friend will be available for sale from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.


“If you aren’t blown away by the first fifty pages of Imaginary Friend, you need to get your sense of wonder checked.”

Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2

Stephen Chbosky is the author of the multi-million-copy bestselling debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. After focusing on film, including directing and writing the adaptation of the well-loved Perks, Chbosky returns to Pittsburgh with Imaginary Friend, his long-awaited second novel.

The epic work of literary horror begins with seven year old Christopher. Christopher goes missing in the woods of his new home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. Christopher emerges unharmed, but not alone. He returns with an imaginary friend and a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.

Event date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Imaginary Friend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538731338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 1st, 2019

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451696196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MTV Books - August 14th, 2012

Pieces Cover Image
ISBN: 9780671001957
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Published: MTV Books - August 1st, 2000