Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

June 25, 2013

The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do

Economic Scene” columnist (The New York Times) Eduardo Porter will be at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) Tuesday, June 25th discussing his views on consumption and economics. Why do we pay what we do for fancy handbags and luxury cars? This free event runs from 6:30 through 8:30.

The Inside Story of the Groundbreaking Comedy Machine the National Lampoon

Join the Strand Bookstore (12th Street and Broadway, Manhattan) June 25th for a humorous event chronicling the history of the National Lampoon Franchise with the brand’s founders. From magazines, to books, to movies, the brand’s impact is certainly long lasting. Purchase their book That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick or a 15 dollar gift card for entrance to the event at 7:00 pm.

June 26, 2013

Andrew Blum and Virginia Heffernan

McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) will be hosting an event on nature of the internet in relation to Andrew Blum’s book Tubes. Blum, a Wired correspondent will be joined by Virginia Heffernan, a national correspondent for Yahoo News. This free event begins at 7:00 pm.

Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile

Chester Higgins Jr, New York Times staff photographer will be holding a lecture at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) on his photographs and documentation of ancient Africa. This free event will focus on culture and history, and begins at 6:30 pm.

Getting Started with iBooks

The Apple Store in Soho will be offering a free iBooks workshop on Wednesday, June 26th. Expect to learn how to create digital books for the iPad, and use exciting features like 3-D, videos, and interactive objects. Preregister for the event online. This workshop begins at 4:00.

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June 17, 2013Photoshop at Apple

The Soho Apple Store (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) offers many free workshops and classes.  This Monday they have a free Photoshop class at 1:00 pm. Learn design secrets and how to adjust and edit photos. Click the above link to register.


June 18, 2013: Secrets behind Book Publishing @ the Strand

Authors, agents, and editors will unite at the Strand Books Store (829 Broadway, Manhattan) for a discussion on the ins and outs of publishing. They will “de-mystify” the industry and give insight into their own career. This event begins at 7:00 pm and costs $15.00 (in the form of a gift card to the store.)

June 19, 2013: Questlove at Barnes and Noble

Roots drummer Questlove has written a book called Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove and will be promoting it at the Union Square Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street, Manhattan.)  This book isn’t just a memoir, but a personal look at fakes, philosophers, and music.

June 20, 2013: John Donne, Re-Done

At the New York Public Library (5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan) an event will be held honoring the British master poet John Donne. Contemporary poets will be reading their own work alongside Donne’s, and discuss his influence on their writing. This event begins at 1:15 and is first come, first served.

June 21, 2013: William Shakespeare

At the New York Public Library (5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan) discover the world of Shakespeare within the stacks. How have his words been translated from Renaissance England to today’s New York? This event begins at 2:15 and is free.

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June 8, 2013

The Magathon

From the New York Public Library: “Join us for the annual “marathon” reading in the Periodicals Room, with editors reading favorite selections from their journals.  Participating literary magazines include The Atlas Review, Conjunctions, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Epiphany, The Hudson Review, Kalyani Magazine, Lalitamba,   The Literary Review, Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, MAKE: A Literary Magazine, The Manhattan Review, A Public Space, Rattapallax, Slice, St. Petersburg Review, Vanitas, Vestal Review, and Washington Square Review. Hope to see you there!” this event starts at 4:00 and is free. It will take place at the New York Public Library (5th Avenue and 42nd Street.)


June 10, 2013

Literary BFFS

Literary BFFs is a series of author talks in which an author is paired on stage with their best friend, and they talk about the insights only a BFF can have. This week Elliott Holt (You are One of Them) will be joined by Marie-Helene Bertino (Safe as Houses.) This free event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan.)


June 11, 2013

Carl Hiaasen

At the Union Square Barnes and Noble, author Carl Hiaasen will be promoting his new book Bad Monkey, released that day. This free event starts at 7:00 pm.


June 12, 2013

Earl Monroe

Former Bullets and Knicks player Earl Monroe will be at the 5th Avenue Barnes and Noble signing his book Earl the Pearl: My Story. From their site: “books will be available at the cash registers starting 9:00 am day of the event. Customers are required to purchase the book(s) at the event/store to receive a wristband.” The signing begins at 12:30 pm.


June 13, 2013

Crime Fiction Panel

Celebrating international crime month, McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) is holding a panel of influential crime novel editors and publishers.  Michael Reynolds, Jason Pinter, Dennis Johnson, and Johnny Temple will be in attendance discussing the crime genre as a whole, and their work in the field. This free event starts at 7:00 pm.

Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC


1. Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Join novelist, Khaled Hosseini, at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square for discussions about his international bestsellers, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and new title, And the Mountains Echoed

Location: Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E 17th St, (between Broadway and Park Ave South), New York, NY

Time: 7:00pm

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2.      Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In this short-story performance series, titled “Romance and Other Disasters,” meet funny writers Simon Rich, author of The Last Girlfriend on Earth, and Patricia Marx, author of Starting from Happy.  Their stories of relationship troubles will be performed by Michael Ian Black, Wyatt Cenac, Anna Chlumsky and Kirsten Vangsness, and TONY‘s Books editor, Matthew Love, will also host a short conversation with the authors.

Location: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, (At 95th St), New York

Time: 7:30PM

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3.      Thursday, May 23, 2013

Location: 52 Prince Street, City: New YorkProvince: , NY,Postal Code:  10012

Time: 7:00 pm

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