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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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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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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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Photo Credit: The Estate of Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work
June 11, 2013 – August 17, 2013
The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

“This exhibition at the Society of Illustrators showcases the collection of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David, prominent authorities on Sendak’s artwork. Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work features more than two hundred previously unpublished studies, sketches, photographs, and ephemera, including rare and previously unpublished artwork from Where the Wild Things Are. In this one-of-a-kind collection, the broad range of Sendak’s work—from his picture book and poster illustrations to his commercial and theater designs—is explored. Edited by noted children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, the catalogue also includes twelve essays from prominent scholars and historians including Marcus, Iona Opie, Steven Heller, and Paul O. Zelinsky.”

https://i2.wp.com/cornerbookstorenyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Storefront-1-596x400.jpgElizabeth Hartley Winthrop reads from her new novel The Why of Things
June 11, 2013
6:00 pm
The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Ave. @93rd St.

“From the critically acclaimed and “bitingly intelligent” (The New York Times Book Review) author of December comes a buoyant and beautiful new novel about a family struggling in the aftermath of a suicide.”


https://i1.wp.com/electricliterature.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/TheMiddlesteinsHCcover-675x1024-1.jpgEat Your Feelings: Stories of Food, Jews & Your Mom with Jami Attenberg and Friends
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St

To celebrate the paperback release of her latest book The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg has gathered friends and storytellers to share stories.  Guests include Rosie Schaap, Maris Kreizman, Emily Gould, Rachel Fershleiser, Bex Schwartz, Beth Lisick, and Flavorpill’s Jason Diamond.

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by Heather Alleninstagram6

IMG_0476This year the women of the WNBA-NYC chapter organized a Bookstore Crawl on the Upper East Side. Our intimate group of seven braved a potential downpour to travel to these small, but significant bookstores.  While at each store, we heard about the history and the ownership of each. The first stop was Crawford Doyle Booksellers, a quaint, inconspicuous store. The space is utilized completely, covered top to bottom with literary fiction, best-sellers, non-fiction and children’s books. The most prized books, in the First Edition’s Case, were on display next to the register. The manager, Thomas, explained the history, how it always had been a bookstore, although the owners and the name have changed over the decades. The space also holds two other tenants who work in rare and interesting books, but the public can only see those gems by appointment.

IMG_0482Next, we walked to Kitchen Arts & Letters, a bookstore dedicated entirely to food related books: cookbooks, food memoirs, travel journals, anything that a chef or aspiring chef might be interested in reading (or cooking!). They also had a small section dedicated to these books in French, Italian and German.  Our contact was Mike the owner. He said because the store was so specialized, they were able to reach more people. He used an example of a customer calling in to find out if they carried a book on a specialized method of cooking. Even if they did not have it, he would be able to find it, explaining further that they are best at finding unusual requests.

IMG_0490Our last stop was only a few blocks away at The Corner Bookstore, aptly named for its location. It was a pharmacy many years ago, and through excellent care has been able to retain many of the original structures and design. Our guide, Nick, explained that The Corner Bookstore had been around for many years, and their specialty is catering to the customers in the area. One aspect that sets the store apart is a program that allows kids to submit book reviews. The store also frequently holds signings and readings, which sets them apart from much of the local competition.

We hope to plan another excursion again.

Thanks to Marilyn Berkman and Jessice Napp for organizing the event, and to the Owners and Managers of the bookstores for hosting us.







To see more pictures from the event, check out the album on our Facebook page!

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