Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

October 22, 2013

Postage Stamps

Join Chris West as he tells the tale of modern Britain through the country’s postage stamps in his book A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps. @ The Strand Bookstore 828 Broadway 7 p.m.

October 23, 2013

Strand + The Women’s National Book Association

Two venerable New York institutions, The Strand and the Women’s National Book Association join forces to present a very special panel of contemporary writers! In honor of National Reading Group Month we’ll be bringing a great group of authors to our charming Rare Book Room! Elizabeth Nunez, author of Boundaries, will lead a panel including Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta, Caroline Leavitt, author of Is This Tomorrow?, John Searles author of Help For The Haunted, Michèle Forbes, author of Ghost Moth, and Bernice McFadden author of Nowhere Is A Place. They’ll discuss the world of literature and the challenges of contemporary fiction. Join us for a night of lively discussion and book talk!

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Tom Standage

Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist and author of the New York Times bestseller A History of the World in 6 Glasses, joins us to discuss his new book Writing on the Wall: Social Media -The First 2000 Years. @ Barnes and Noble 97 Warren Street 6 p.m.

October 24, 2013

Rachel Ray

Join Rachel Ray as she introduces her newest cookbook Week in a Day. @ Barnes and Noble 33 East 17th Street 7 p.m.

The Moth StorySLAM

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating; please arrive early. @ The Housing Works Bookstore 126 Crosby Street 7 p.m.