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It’s still summer and the kids are still out of school. Here are a couple events in NYC to keep them entertained.

children reading

Amy and Jo’s Story Time and Sing-a-Long for Kids

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM
The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street

Reading, singing, and dancing for kids 3 and under.
Admission is $5 per family.

Kids + Bots

Saturday, June 20, 2013, 11:30 AM
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince St

McNally Jackson is hosting a robot building “workshop” for kids of all ages, for their featured book, Boy + Bot, by Ame Dyckman.
Admission is free.


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Here’s a list of author readings taking place at The Corner Bookstore during the month of July:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013: Peter M. Wolf will be reading from his debut memoir My New Orleans, Gone Away

Wednesday, July 17, 2013: David Cleveland will be reading from his novel Love’s Attraction

Thursday, July 18, 2013: Valerie Sayers will be reading from her novel The Powers

Tuesday, July 23, 2013: David Gilbetr will be reading from his novel And Sons

Tuesday, July 30, 2013: Ben Downing will be reading from his novel Queen Bee of Tuscany

All readings will take place at 6:00 – 8:00 PM and are free to the public.

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New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building (5th Ave. and 42nd St.)

Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study:
Lorca, Jews, and African-Americans : From Romance to Racism or Simple Misunderstanding?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
1:15 – 2:30 PM

Hispanic Language and Literature Scholar Sharonah Fredrick will discuss Federico Garcia Lorca’s “(evolving) attitude toward two ethnic communities which he was fascinated by but did not always understand, and contrast this with some of his earlier images of Muslims in his earlier collaboration with Manuel de Falla, in order to contextualize some of the most uncomfortable aspects of the poet’s work.”

Elusive Jane: In Search of Jane Austen at the New York Public Library

Friday, July 12, 2013
2:15 – 4:00 PM

The library is hosting an event that examines the life and works of Jane Austen as reflected in the collections of the New York Public Library

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housing worksPride Week Reading

With Gil Gole (Fortune’s Bastard or Love’s Pains Recounted), Annie Lanzillotto (L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir), and Charlie Vasquez (Hustler Rave XXX)
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
Thursday, June 27, 2013

mcnallyjackson_logoFind Your Inner Red Shoes: Step Into Your Own Style of Success

Author Mariela Dabbah, in Conversation with David Puente (CNN)
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St
Friday, June 28, 2013

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mcnallyjackson_logoA Crime Fiction Panel

June 11, 2013, 7:00pm
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.

In celebration of International Crime Month, panelists Jason Pinter (Grove Atlantic), Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Dennis Johnson (Melville House Press), and Michael Reynolds (Europa Editions) join forces to promote what is arguably one of the most vital and socially significant fiction genres of our time.

International Crime Month is a month-long initiative featuring internationally acclaimed cime fiction authors, editors, critics, and publishers who will appear together in a series of readings, panels, and discussions.

576101_10151101852391346_12724002_nWriters on Writers Literary Series
Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th Street
86th and Lexington Ave.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Algonquin Books is taking part in several programs in conjunction with the Barnes and Noble Writers on Writers literary series. Algonquin’s series features discussions between editors, media personalities, and Algonquin authors that explore a particular theme.

Be sure to check out the remaining events this month:

June 17 – Full Metal Jacket Literature: Robert Olmstead (The Coldest Night) in conversation with Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) on the soldier and how he is irrevocably changed by wartime. Moderated by David Abrams, author of Fobbit. This event will be introduced by Miwa Messer, director of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.

June 24 – Short Stories: Rebecca Lee (Bobcat and Other Stories), which has been selected as a B & N Discover pick for June, in conversation with Kathy Pories, Senior Editor at Algonquin Books, and Michael Curtis, short story editor at The Atlantic, about the short story genre. This event will be introduced by Miwa Messer, director of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.

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It’s Tuesday, WNBA-ers, and that means more author, book, and publishing events in and around New York City! Enjoy!

Downtown_Literary_FestivalSunday, April 14, 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pm
A Downtown Literary Festival
Bookstores McNally Jackson and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are hosting their first annual festival to celebrate the literary culture of New York City. The full day of events will take place at both book stores and feature topics all about downtown New York City. Hear from chefs and food bloggers. Attend a literary recital. Listen to readings of Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries and the poetry of Anne Waldman. Events will be followed by a happy hour at Housing Works and end with an after party at Pravda (281 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012), sponsored by HarperCollins. For more information, visit the websites for Housing Works and McNally Jackson.

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Author Luncheon with Fuminori Nakamurathe thief
The Japan Society is hosting a luncheon in recognition of Fuminori Nakamura’s  LA Times Book Prize nomination for his novel, The Thief. Attendees will have a chance to interact with the author. Allison Markin Powell, who translated Hiromi Kawakami’s novel The Briefcase, will be interviewing Nakamura. Nakamura is a Noma Literary Prize for New Writers winner, and was awarded the Akutagawa Prize. The Thief is his first novel to be published in English. The first 50 people to arrive at the event will receive a free advance copy of Nakamura’s second novel Evil and the Mask, which will be released this coming June. Registration starts at 12pm.

Tickets are $25; $20 for members, seniors, and students. RSVP here.
The Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY

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Happy Tuesday, WNBA-ers! Check out these events happening this week around the New York City area.

0912_bookclub_150x100Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Media Bistro is hosting a Book Club Party and reading, from 6:30-8:30pm at The Stand (228 Third Avenue, New York, NY). The event is free and will feature book giveaways and literary conversation!
The featured authors include:

Carole DiSanti, The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.

Riva Froymovich, End of The Good Life

Paul LaRosa, Leaving Story Avenue

Mary Sue Welsh, One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

nyplWednesday, April 3, 2013
The New York Public Library is hosting an event to celebrate 50 years of The New York Review of Books. The panel discussion will feature many noted Review contributers, including:

Robert Silvers, Founding Editor

Alma Guillermoprieto, Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of Revolution

Zoë Heller, Notes on a Scandal

Joseph Lelyveld, former executive editor of the New York Times

The event will take place from 7-8pm in the Celeste Bartos Forum.

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788

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