Take a trip back to the Venice of uhh. . . a long time ago, with Christopher Moore launching The Serpent of Venice, a mash-up of Shakespeare and Poe that is sure to get you grinning. When Pocket the royal fool is lured to a dark dungeon with the hopes of an evening of sprits and debauchery with Brabantio's beautiful daughter, Portia, he instead finds he's been lured to his death. But this Fool is no fool . . . and he's got more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve. A Books Inc. receipt for The Serpent of Venice is required for a spot in the signing line. Seats and signing line positions are First-come, first-served on the night of the event.