Music to my ears: Celebrating the launch of Booktrack at Yotel

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Georgina Chapman, Edward Chapman, Brooke Geahan
Thursday, August 25, 2011

It seems as though technology is changing faster than we can pull out our credit cards to even cash into it. 2010 was the year of the E-Book and now that we’re nearing the end of 2011, developments are already being made to heighten your reading experience. Enter Booktrack; an e-book reader that not only allows you portable access to a collection of your favorite authors (though the list is currently pretty slim), but also produces a soundtrack to bring an almost cinematic experience to your stories.

Brooke Geahan, Derek Handley, Edward Chapman (yes, Georgina’s bro) and controversial author James Frey hosted an event last night at the the Club Lounge at Yotel in Midtown to celebrate the launch of this innovative twist on e-reading. Giving the guests to be among the first to experience “a new genre in entertainment”, the hosts introduced us to the first selection – a young adult series The Power of Six. Soon to follow will be classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre and Romeo + Juliet. Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Karen Creig were on hand to celebrate Chapman’s brother and his girlfriend Geahan, while Courtney Love (looking surprisingly demure in a pulled back chignon) mingled with none other than author Salman Rushdie;an odd-couple pairing that had my twitter feed buzzing. Paul Sevigny was on hand to set the mood from the DJ booth, while Ann Dexter-Jones, Arden Wohl and director Paul Haggis enjoyed champagne and an exclusive screening starring supermodel Petra Nemcova and Frey.


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