The Green Witch’s Guide to Magical Plants & Flowers

Book Signing & Performance
July 12, 2023

Join us at Printed Matter Chelsea for a book signing and meet and greet with Chris Young and Susan Ottaviano, co-authors of The Green Witch’s Guide to Magical Plants & Flowers. With a special live performance of the song “ Witchcraft” by the band Book of Love. This will be the first time the entire band has performed together since 2017.

Equal parts practical guide and beautiful keepsake, The Green Witch’s Guide to Magical Plants & Flowers is a lavishly illustrated celebration of green witchcraft. In this little grimoire, Chris Young and Susan Ottaviano, 2 Green Witches, unlock the secrets hiding in your garden, transforming everyday flowers, fruits, and plants into bath salts, herbal infusions, soaps, sachets, tinctures, and more.

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Chris Young believes that all plants are magical. He is a lifelong gardener whose acclaimed garden, Tiny Sur, is a certified wildlife habitat. His garden writing has been featured in such publications as WestCoast Magazine, Country Living, and L.A. Parent.

Susan Ottaviano is an artist, performer, and songwriter. Her career has taken her from the recording studio as the lead singer for the band Book of Love to the photo studio as a food stylist for clients like Bon Appétit and Grey Goose.

Book of Love emerged out of the New York City scene in the mid-80s and was signed by the legendary Seymour Stein to Sire Records. In April, 1986, art-students-turned musicians: Susan Ottaviano, Ted Ottaviano, Jade Lee and Lauren Roselli released the band’s debut album Book of Love. Between 1986 and 1993, the band released four studio albums and had a steady string of influential club hits which crossed over on the Billboard Hot 100. The band’s music was featured in the classic films: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Silence of the Lambs, and American Psycho.