Archive for the ‘Around Town’ Category

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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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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