Around Town: November 13th-17th

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November 13- Pushcart Prize: 40th Anniversary

Village Community School
272 W. 10th St. (between Greenwich St. & Washington St.) screen_shot_2015-11-10_at_11.31.56_am
New York, NY  10014
 

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $10

In the mid-Seventies, while battling alcoholism and working as a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Raymond Carver wrote a story called “So Much Water So Close to Home.” Carver wasn’t much satisfied with it, but when Bill Henderson — on the hunt for small-press writing for his first Pushcart Prize anthology — wrote to Spectrum, the university’s student newspaper, asking for potential submissions, a young editor named Marc Louria nominated Carver’s story. The rest is history: The story served as source material for two acclaimed movies — the first very high-profile (Robert Altman’s 1993 Short Cuts), the second more obscure (Ray Lawrence’s 2006 Jindabyne) — and Carver went on to become an icon of the short-story form before his death at the age of fifty. Such success stories are commonplace across the improbable history of Henderson’s Pushcart Prize, which this year celebrates its fortieth anniversary of championing noncommercial publishing. Zadie Smith, Colum McCann, and several other figures of literary renown will read tonight to pay tribute to the Pushcart project.

November 14- Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel 

Bookcourt
163 Court St. 
Brooklyn, NY 11201event_seitz

Time: 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

There was a time when rock criticism and even film criticism were written off as inferior responses to inferior mediums. Without this context, Matt Zoller Seitz‘s forthcoming Mad Men Carousel, an ambitious episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons, might well be dismissed as one really excessive fanboy ramble. But it’s so much more, because — thanks in part to the game-changing show — TV is so much more. Mad Men‘s 92 episodes are ripe for dissection, and of all the critic literati (criterati?), MZS is up to the task. His essayistic Vulture recaps, which more often than not would delve into some brilliant next-level analysis, are collected here for the first time. Seitz’s attention to the show’s complexities will enthrall longtime viewers wanting to relive the magic, and background on its many historical references to events, locations, and consumer products further helps to put the series in perspective. Catch him as he reads, signs, and answers all your Draper-related questions this afternoon. 

November 17- Author Event: Dan Howell, Phil Lester

Union Square Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th Street
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New York, NY 10003

Time: 5:00 pm

Extremely limited amount of wristbands will be distributed starting at 9:00AM with proof of purchase from this BN location or BN.com. Photo op with professional photographer during signing.

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November 17- McNally Jackson LIVE with Ari Berman, Jelani Cobb, David Shields, Philip Lopate, Leonard Gardner, and Gary Giddins

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every week we’ll gather together a handful of the finest minds in literature, criticism, journalism, music, theater, film, sports, television, art, and beyond for a series of short talks. A poet and a novelist discussing X; a string quartet performing Y; someone unexpected doing some unexpected thing.

– The Nation‘s Ari Berman and The New Yorker‘s Jelani Cobb on the modern struggle for voting rights

– David Shields and Philip Lopate on Shields’ WAR IS BEAUTIFUL

– The NYRB Classics present Leonard Gardner on FAT CITY and boxing, with Gary Giddins

– Ben Ratliff on Japanese jazz-pop-folk-singer Maki Asakawa

Do you want to see this live in your living room? Check out our livestream!

Free shipping on event books purchased during the live stream.

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November 18- Book Launch: Here & There by Joshua V. Scher with Dana Kaye 

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Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: Free

About Here & There:

It was supposed to be a simple proof of concept. The physics were sound. Over one hundred teleportation experiments had already been successfully performed . . .

Debate rages over whether the Reidier Test’s disastrous outcome resulted from human error, government conspiracy, or sabotage. No one had actual knowledge of the truth. But hidden from the public eye, there exists a government report commissioned from criminal psychologist Dr. Hilary Kahn, chronicling the events that took place.

Dr. Kahn disappeared without a trace.

Now her son Danny has unearthed and
revealed the report, fueling controversy
over the details of Reidier’s quest to reforge the fabric of reality and hold his family together. Exposed with little chance of finding his mother, Danny goes underground to investigate. But nothing can prepare him for what he discovers.

In this thrilling saga, a paradigm-shattering feat may alter humanity’s future as quantum entanglement and teleportation collide.

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Around Town: November 9th-12th

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November 9- The Anti-Hero-Hero Debate

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012 

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Does the anti-hero have a future in film, TV and books? From Tony Soprano to Tony Stark, from Sex in the City to Gone Girl, we live in a golden age of antiheroes—on the big screen, in books, and on TV. But has the antihero run its course—and if so, what could possibly replace it? Will we ever want to watch just-plain-heros again? A discussion/debate with New York Times film critic A.O. ScottNew YorkerTV critic Emily Nussbaum, award-winning author Megan Abbott, and Adam Sternbergh, editor at New York magazine and the author of Shovel Ready and Near Enemy.

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November 9- John Leguizamo + Marc Meyers 

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Actor, comedian, and writer John Leguizamo launches his graphic novel Ghetto Klown in Strand’s Rare Book Room! Adapted from his Drama Desk Award-winning play, Ghetto Klown tells the story or, really, the many stories of John’s life: His hardscrabble childhood in Queens, his megawatt career, and his offstage travails and triumphs.

John will be joined in conversation by Marc Myers, regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he writes on music and the arts.

Buy a copy of Ghetto Klown or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.

November 10- Book Launch: The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson in conversation with Josh Ritter

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The Powerhouse Arena [Dumbo]
37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 1120
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: Tickets are $30

Now for the first time, in a memoir at once fascinating, hilarious, and profound, Wilson chronicles his journey from drama geek, to his career-defining role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, and beyond.

Click here to learn more about the event.

November 11- Author Event: Melissa Meyer

Time: 6:00 pm

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This evening we welcome author of the bestselling ‘Lunar Chronicles Series’ Marissa Meyer. She’ll be here to discuss the latest book in the series Winter. Priority seating with book purchase. Join us!

Special Instructions: 
Purchase your book at Barnes & Noble Tribeca for entry. This will be a wristband event. Wristbands will be given out starting at 10:00AM on the day of the event. Must be present at store to receive a wristband. Please do not reserve the book.

November 12- David Downing + Lewis Lapham

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Lewis Lapham, former editor of Harper’s Magazine and founder of Lapham’s Quarterly, hosts a conversation for mystery novelist David Downing’s latest release, One Man’s Flag, featuring serial hero Jack McColl. Spy fiction fans won’t want to miss this exclusive pairing!

Buy a copy of One Man’s Flag or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

 

Around Town: October 29-November 5

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October 29-November 15  Superheroes in Gotham

New York Historical Societysuperman
170 Central Park W.
New York, NY  10024
212-485-9205

Time: 10:00 am

Cost:
Adult Ticket: $20
College Student: $12

Heroes are all around us: Daredevil prowls Hell’s Kitchen, Harley Quinn calls Coney Island home, and the new Doctor Fate guards Brooklyn. The proliferation of local heroes is a function of the adage “write what you know”: Until DC Comics’ L.A. move this spring, both major superhero publishers operated out of Manhattan. The exhibition “Superheroes in Gotham” follows the genre’s inception in the Thirties through the modern explosion of fandom, with artifacts from radio, television, film, and comics on display. It’s like the Batcave trophy room, but less musty.

Learn more and purchase your tickers here.

November 2nd- Pass the Mic: Garth Risk Hallberg 

Fridman Gallery
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New York, NY 10013

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: Free!

Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire — a 900-plus-page debut novel set in New York City during the 1970s — caused quite a stir in 2013, when the famous movie producer Scott Rudin scooped up the film rights and Knopf, as reported in the New York Times, “[paid] close to $2 million” for publishing privileges. The book is now finally hitting shelves, allowing hungry readers to delve into its mysterious plot, which circles around a parade of characters and their connection to a New Year’s Eve shooting in Central Park. Hopefully, too, we’ll start learning a little bit more about the 36-year-old, Louisiana-born man behind the work — and there’s no better place to start than with this Pass the Mic author event with Mic‘s Scott Bixby.

November 2nd- Ada Calhoun: St.Marks Is Dead

Cooper Union, Great Hall
7 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10003ada_calhoun_glasses

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: Free!

Jay Ruttenberg’s cover story for the Voice‘s October 28, 2015, issue profiles the East Village native Ada Calhoun, author of the new book St. Marks Is Dead. “In examining the street’s three blocks,” writes Ruttenberg, “St. Marks Is Deadpans out to survey the East Village and, effectively, American iconoclasm.” At one point in the piece, Ruttenberg draws a witty and somehow moving parallel between two moments that occurred near the Cooper Union Great Hall: Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 declaration (“Let us have faith that right makes might”) and a minor street fight in 2015 (“Get off the fucking stoop!”). Tonight, Calhoun discusses the book at that very spot.

November 3rd- David Mitchell: Slade House

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1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10128

Time: 8:00 pm

Cost: $25

Who says 140 characters isn’t enough to create something meaningful? For sci-fi superstar David Mitchell, it was only the beginning. Slade House, his latest and maybe most accessible novel, started as a Twitter story and morphed into 256 pages of what Mitchell does best: freewheeling time travel (e.g., Cloud Atlas) and paranormal horror (e.g., The Bone Clocks) all rolled into one genre-bending tale. The title refers to a dubious, only sometimes corporeal British residence — think a really evil Platform 9 3/4 — that appears every nine years to beckon an individual who is different or lonely. Its creepy-twin custodians maintain the house, from which visitors learn they can never leave. Tonight, David Ebershoff (The Danish Girl) introduces Mitchell, reading from the decades-spanning work.

November 4th-Mary Gaitskill’s THE MARE, presented by Electric Literature

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012

Time:  7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Mary Gaitskill 
launches her newest novel The Mare with a reading, a conversation with Andy Hunter (Electric Literature), and a musical performance by Peg Simone.

Following her National Book Award-nominated Veronica, here is Mary Gaitskill’s most poignant and powerful work yet—the story of a Dominican girl, the Anglo woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her.

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November 5th- James Franco

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828 Broadway at 12th Street 

Time: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Cost: A copy of Magic Mountain/Home Movies

Part poetry, part photography, part collage, Magic Mountain/Home Movies is all James Franco. Containing new work as well as reworked elements of his RISD thesis in visual art, it’s an unclassifiable post-modernist workout that takes fame and photography (specifically of the paparazzi variety) among its subjects. James will be at the Strand once again to sign copies of the work and meet his fans.

Buy a copy of Magic Mountain/Home Movies to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. This event will be held on Strand’s main floor at 828 Broadway. The line for the signing will form beginning at 5:30 PM on the day of the event in front of Strand on Broadway.

 

 

 

Around Town: October 22nd-28th

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October 22- David Baldacci, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black with David Levithan 

Weill Art Gallery
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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Price: $22

Master storyteller David Baldacci, whose new YA title is The Keeper, joins the bestselling partnership Cassandra Clare and Holly Black to discuss the new volume in their Magisterium collaboration, The Copper Gauntlet.

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October 24- Entertainment Weekly Fest 2015 

Industria Superstudio
775 Washington
New York, NY 10003

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Time: 11:00 pm-6:00 pm and
EW fest @ Night from 7:30 pm-10:30 pm

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Entertainment Weekly will present EW Fest, a day-long celebration of the best in pop culture and EW’s 25th anniversary.

Presented by LG OLED TV, an entirely new category of television, EW Fest will feature unique programming including binge-a-thon screenings, first looks, editor Q&A’s, book signings, and panels with and performances by today’s most sought after talent. The line-up includes a look inside the X-Files writer’s room with creator Chris Carter and writer James Wong; an appearance by Aziz Ansari, discussing his new Netflix series; and anacoustic performance with The Band Perry. EW Fest panels include Ryan Murphy along with special guests from his hit shows, including Matt Bomer, and Kathy Bates, Scholastic’s David Levithan moderating a panel with YA authors and a digital influencers panel with YouTube creators Marcus Johns, and more.

For tickets and more details, head to www.ew.com/ewfest.

October 26- Book Launch: Women Chefs of New York by Nadia Arumugan

The Powerhouse Arena [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Interviews with more than 25 female chefs in New York reveal insights into some of the city’s top culinary talent, and pages of mouthwatering images will inspire readers to try these exclusive recipes!

More than twenty-five female chefs in New York City share their beloved recipes in Women Chefs of New York by food editor and cookbook author Nadia Arumugam.

Women Chefs of New York is a collection of recipes as diverse as New York City’s vast array of cuisine itself. The female trio behind the hugely popular Pies ‘n’ Thighs divulges their fried chicken and biscuits recipe; legendary Mediterranean cuisine chef Einat Admony offers her green shakshuka; and Christina Tosi, owner and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, gifts the reader with her secrets for birthday cake truffles.

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October 27- Featured Editor Happy Hour with Buzzfeed

The Storehouse at 69 W 23rd St.
(between 5th and 6th Ave.)

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Ed is at it again! This time, he’s hosting an especially buzz-worthy featured editor happy hour just in time for Halloween. Join Ed and some of his featured editor friends from Buzzfeed on Tuesday, 10/27 from 7-9 PM. No need to RSVP.

As if that wasn’t enough, he’s made a Buzzfeed-esque listicle of all the reasons you should come:

1. Great Company: You’ll get the chance to network with and ask career advice from cool featured editors from Buzzfeed.

2. Free Candy: Now that we’ve hit the age where we’re a little old to go trick-or-treating, we’ll take candy any way we can get it.

3. Happy Hour Specials: Because who doesn’t enjoy sipping a half-priced cocktail while it’s still light outside?

4. No Cover Charge: Because savvy whippersnappers never pay cover.

5. Everyone’s Welcome: Want to bring a friend? Great. Want to bring two? Even better!

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October 27-WORD & Tumblr Present: LAST NIGHT’S READING Launch

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Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Kate Gavino hosts the launch of her illustrated book based on her popular blog, with special guests Jazmine Hughes, Julia Fierro, Alexander Chee, Mira Jacob, and Lev Grossman. With books for sale courtesy of our friends at WORD Bookstore and drinks & snacks, until they run out, courtesy of Tumblr.

Jazmine Hughes is an associate digital editor at The New York Times Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Gawker.

Julia Fierro is the author of the novels Cutting Teeth and the forthcoming The Gypsy Moth Summer. She is the founder of The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and her work has appeared in The Millions, Poets & Writers, Flavorwire, Glamour,and Psychology Today.

Alexander Chee is the author of the novel, Edinburgh, winner of the Michener Copernicus Prize, the AAWW Lit Award and the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Booksense 76 selection. His second novel, The Queen of the Night, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. She is the co-founder of much-loved Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn. Her recent writing and short stories have appeared in Guernica, Vogue, The Telegraph, Buzzfeed, and Bookanista.

Lev Grossman is the author of the novels Warp, Codex, and The Magicians Trilogy. He is a senior writer and book critic for TIME.

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October 28- Garance Dore at Club Monaco 

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Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street  

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Garance Doré comes to Strand’s shop-in-shop at Club Monaco on Fifth Avenue to launch Love Style Life, which features iconic women including Emmanuelle Alt and Drew Barrymore, as well as her own illustrations and photography.

This event will be located in the Strand’s Shop at Club Monaco, at 160 5th Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets. Guests must purchase a copy of Love Style Life from Strand to enter the signing line. The first 200 attendees will be guaranteed admission, granted on a first come first serve basis regardless of pre-purchase or RSVP. Please note that ephemera will not be signed.

Please RSVP to RSVP@clubmonaco.com

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