Ian Scheffler, Speed Rubik’s Cuber, at Maplewood’s Words Bookstore Dec 3

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Ian Scheffler, Rubik’s Cube speed-cuber, journalist, and author of the new book Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik’s Cube Solving will be speaking and signing books at Words Bookstore on Saturday, December 3 at 5 pm. Words Bookstore is located at 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Cracking the Cube traces the phenomenon of the Rubik’s Cube, from its invention and the innovators who propelled its popularity in the 1980s to the puzzle’s resurgence today – all told through Ian’s own attempt to solve the puzzle in under 20 seconds.

The book also chronicles Ian’s “sub-20” journey as he interviews yesterday’s and today’s Rubik’s Cube innovators. From landing an exclusive interview with the puzzle’s inventor Ernő Rubik in Budapest to profiling celebrity cubers such as Will Smith, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, the rapper Logic, and NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Scheffler reveals that cubing is more than just a hobby.

You can take a look at Ian solving a Rubik’s Cube here.

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