Around Town | March 6th – 12th

Kelly Barnhill | Dreadful Young Ladies

When: March 7, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore), Brooklyn, NY, 11225

Kelly Barnhill is a World Fantasy Award and Newbery Medal winner. Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, she will be presenting her newest collection of short fiction, Dreadful Young Ladies (which include witches, pirates, evil stepmothers, and invisible girls). The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies “feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.” Barnhill will present and read from her new short story collection, followed by a signing and Q&A.

For more information, click here.

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

When: March 8–11, 2018
Where: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, New York, 10065

Brought by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the New York Antiquarian Book Fair brings “a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera,” which includes a “diversity of specialties [such as] art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.” There will be more than 200 American and International dealers present.

Open Hours

Thursday, March 8: 5–9pm
Friday, March 9: 12–8pm
Saturday, March 10: 12–7pm
Sunday, March 11: 12–5pm

For more information, click here. To purchase tickets, click here. There is a student discount!

WNBA-NYC Reading Group | Manhattan Beach

When: March 10, 2018 @ 11am–1pm
Where: Marlton Hotel 5 W 8th St, New York, NY, 10011

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) hosts a Reading Group to talk about cutting edge books and authors. The upcoming meeting will revolve around Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan.

This is what the WNBA has to say about the book: “In Manhattan Beach: A Novel, long listed for the National Book Award, Anna Kerrigan aspires to be the first woman Navy Yard diver in 1940s wartime Brooklyn. In this delicious concoction, author Jennifer Egan does a 180 degree turn from the experimental styling of her Pulitzer Winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad, and writes an American Noir classic peopled with underworld characters, ex-burlesque dancers, boys on leave, and women acing those ‘men’s jobs’ in the work place.”

For more information and to RSVP, click here. Please note that only WNBA members are allowed RSVP.