Quote of the Week | Anne Rice

Rice in 2006This month is Diabetes Awareness Month and one author that we know who lives with diabetes is Anne Rice. After living for years, not having any problems, she suddenly was struck with Type 1 diabetes, without recognizing the symptoms. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Anne Rice”

Around Town: November 1-7




FC9781566893688November 1, 5pm-6:30pm
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Buzzfeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald hosts a conversation with Bailey Prize winner/debut author Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing) and novelist Jenny Offill (Dept. of Speculation).

A Facebook RSVP is suggested, but not required.


November 3, 7pm
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian.”
Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live, and from memorable roles in such movies as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride to Broadway stardom in Fame Becomes Me and the Tony-winning Little Me.
But there is another side to Short’s life that he has long kept private. He lost his eldest brother and both parents by the time he turned twenty, and, more recently, he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks for the first time about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through.

November 4, 7pm
Barnes & Noble 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028-2105
In Jamie Metzl’s new Sci-Fi thriller, reporter Rich Azadian is faced with designer drugs, murder, culture wars, genetic manipulation and political oppression. Read the book that is starting the national conversation about our future America.

November 7, 7pm-8pm

cover300x458.thumbnail3rd floor Rare Book Room at the Strand store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street
Strand keeps the Halloween spirit going with a visit from world-renowned Vampire Chronicles author Anne Rice. Anne will present the latest installment in the series Prince Lestat, with a spooky chat and signing that’s sure to be a seasonal favorite for fans of horror. Anne will be joined by her son, New York Times-bestselling writer Christopher Rice – presenting his new novel The Vines, an original supernatural thriller set in the familiar gothic playground of his hometown New Orleans – in an exclusive chat on their work.


And though it’s not directly book related, the new developments in technology are something to keep an eye on!

Expand NY 2014: an Engadget Event
Screen Shot 2014-11-01 at 12.41.19 AMNov 7: 1-5pm & Nov. 8: 10am-5pm
Javits Center, New York City
Engadget Expand is an interactive experience designed from the ground up for technology fans. It’s a free, 10,000+ attendee event that gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite tech innovators and science luminaries on stage,  meet the Engadget editors face to face, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices on the show floor. Expand NY is held annually in the North Hall of Javits Center, Manhattan’s premier venue for large-scale events.”

Click Here to read more about this event.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

October 13, 2013

James Franco

While James Franco’s writing has spanned the poetic form, autobiography, essay, and short stories, October’s release of Actors Anonymous marks his debut as a novelist. Called “..Electrifying” by Amy Hempel and “provocatively honest” by Gary Shteyngart, Actors Anonymous is a powerful first novel modeled loosely on the twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous; it explores in great scope the societal implications behind what happens when our public personas overtake our private ones. Join us in the Strand’s fifth floor loft for a special meet-and-greet to celebrate the release of Actors Anonymous.

  • James will ONLY be signing copies of Actors Anonymous. No other books or memorabilia, please.
  • There will be no posing for photos with James, though cameras are okay to have in the event space.
  • James will personalize books with guests’ names.
  • Please, no gifts.
  • Due to time constraints, one book per customer will be signed.

@ The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 8:00 p.m.

October 16, 2013

Christopher Rice

Join Christopher Rice as he introduces his new novel The Heavens Rise. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Anne Rice

Also join Anne Rice as she introduces her new novel in The Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is interviewed by NYC based author Beverly Gologorsky about his long career as a poet, author, and screenwriter, and the inspiration behind his character Roy, who has appeared in several of Gifford’s story collections. @ Barnes and Noble 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.

October 17, 2013

Edgar Allen Poe

Poet Robert Pinsky reads from select works of Edgar Allen Poe in conjunction with the Morgan Library’s Edgar Allen Poe: Terror of the Soul exhibit. @ Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave, 6:30 p.m.