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The Corner Bookstore


1313 Madison Avenue
6:00 – 8:00pm

first_affair_cover_imageEmma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus read from their latest The First Affair

September 16, 2013

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are the New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries, Citizen Girl, Dedication, Nanny Returns, and their young adult novels, The Real Real and Over You. They work together in New York City. For more information visit EmmaAndNicola.com.”

Ann Fensterstock reads from her debut Art on the BlockArt-on-the-Block

September 17, 2013

“A fascinating tour of the last five decades of contemporary art in New York City, showing how artists are catalysts of gentrification and how neighborhoods in turn shape their art—with special insights into the work of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons.”

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McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.

Algonquin Young Readers Imprint Launch

September 10, 2013

“Editor and Publisher Elise Howard will introduce Algonquin’s expansion into the young readers market with their debut list of unforgettable characters, brilliant writing, and powerful new voices for the middle grade and young adult reader. Launch list authors Sara Farizan (If You Could Be Mine), Amy Herrick (The Time Fetch), and Hollis Seamon (Somebody Up There Hates You) will be on hand to read from and discuss their new works. Audience Q&A and autographing to follow.”

The White Review: Issue no. 8 launch, with Lauren Elkin, Siri Hustvedt, & Kate Zambreno

September 11, 2013

Lauren Elkin will be joined in conversation by Siri Hustvedt, author of The Summer Without Men, and Living, Thinking, Looking, and Kate Zambreno, author of Heroines and Green Girl, discussing why “writing by women simply isn’t read, received, or written about in the way writing by men is.”

If you attend either of these events and would like to write a guest blog for Feature Friday, please email Tqwana at blog@wnba-nyc.org.

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housing works

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.

A Walk on the Wild Side: Downtown Stories with Brendan Jay Sullivan and More with WORD Bookstore

September 3, 2013

“Celebrate Brendan Jay Sullivan’s debut book, the memoir Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives with a discussion and stories of a neighborhood in constant flux in the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and beyond. Featuring Will Hermes (Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever), Dave Hill (Tasteful Nudes), Elna Baker (This American Life), Brendan Jay Sullivan, and moderated by Alan Light (The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah’).”


9.5 Theses on Art and Class with Ben Davis and Special Guests

September 5, 2013

“Author Ben Davis will discuss his new book of essays about artists, the economy, and political activism, alongside a panel of the artists whose voices have influenced the text”

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Here are some events happening in the coming week:

mcnallyjackson_logoGlamour Magazine presents: Summer Love (or Lack Thereof) with Adelle Waldman

August 17, 2013
McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street

To celebrate Glamour’s spotlight on fiction in the August issue, five contributing authors will read from new or recent novels: Megan Abbott, from Dare Me, Tamara Houston, from Waiting for Jules, Sarah McCarry, from All Our Pretty Songs, Galt Niederhoffer from Love and Happiness, and Adelle Waldman, from her biting Brooklyn satire, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P

housing worksThe Moth StorySLAM: Magic

August 22, 2013
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street

StorySLAM is 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, and only one winner. This event is $8 at the door. Seating is limited so please arrive early.

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IMG_0490The Corner Bookstore

August 13, 2013
6:00pm – 8:00pm
1313 Madison Avenue (on the corner of 93rd Street)

Author James Corbett David will read from his debut Dunmore’s New World, about the last royal governor of Virginia.

housing worksDISH at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

August 7, 2013
7:00pm126 Crosby Street

Just a host of food authors, chefs, restauranteurs, bloggers, and critics for readings and recipe swaps. With Robin Shulman. There is s $5 suggested donation. All proceeds from the event will go towards Housing Works’s programs to aid those affected by homelessness and HIV/AIDS.

mcnallyjackson_logoLiterary BFFS at McNally Jackson

August 8, 2013
52 Prince St.

The on-going series pairs authors with their best friends to discuss their latest works. This week is Soman Chainani, author of fantasy novel The School for Good and Evil, and Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of The Red Book and Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War.

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Happy Monday, WNBA-ers! Here are a list of events for both young and old (and young at heart) to get you through the week.

Harry Potter Celebration

Scholastic Bookstore
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
557 Broadway (Between Prince & Spring Streets)

Parents and children are invited to a celebration of the boy wizard’s birthday, and the reveal of the 7th and final cover of the 15th anniversary special editions. Join Scholastic for games, costume contests and a chance to meet illustrator Kazu Kibuishi and editor Arthur A. Levine.

Sex, Love, and the Novel

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Thursday, August 1, 2013
126 Crosby Street

Join Kate Bolick, Emily Cooke, Parul Sehgal, Adelle Waldman, and moderator David Haglund as they discuss whether the fluid nature of modern relationships present a special challenge for the novel.

Poems for Summer

McNally Jackson Bookstore
Friday, August 2, 2013
52 Prince St

Join C. A. Conrad and Steven Zultanski for an evening of poetry.

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housing worksHousing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street

tor logoTor.com’s 5th Birthday Party

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
6:30 – 10:00 PM

Celebrate five years of Tor.com with Sci-fi trivia contests, book giveaways, and complimentary drinks!

Recovering the Classics Pop-Up Gallery Show

Monday, July 29, 2013

Browse the gallery of crowd-sourced covers celebrating 50 of the greatest works of literature now in the Public Domain. Copies of the books are available for purchase in both digital and special edition paperback versions. Meet the artists or design a cover of your own. This event is free to the public.

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