Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

August 14, 2013

An Evening with Patricia Engel

Author Patricia Engel will be promoting her new book It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris at McNally Jackson Book store (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) at 7:00 pm. This love story is described as spare, free of cliché, and new.

 

August 15, 2013

Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting: Lucky Jim

Discuss the novel Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis at the New York Public Library (42nd Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) with other library patrons. This free event starts at 2:00. Register online at the link above.

Bread and Wine at the Strand

Authors Samel Delany and Mia Wolff will be promoting their new graphic autobiography from 7:00-8:00 at the Strand Book Store (828 Broadway, Manhattan.) Praised by such authors as Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore, this book is sure to be a hit with graphic novel fans. This event costs $15.00 (cost of book or gift card to the store.)

August 16, 2013

iBooks Author

At 5:00 the Apple Store in Soho (130 Prince Street, Manhattan) will be offering a free class on iBooks, the Mac software that allows users to create and self-publish their own books. Register for the event online.

August 17, 2013

Finding Bigfoot

Animal Planet’s series Finding Bigfoot showcases myth and mystery as trackers unravel secrets of sightings of fairytale creatures. A new book expanding on the show will be promoted at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan.) This free event begins at 11:30 AM.

 

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

Celebrate Maurice Sendak

“Children are tough, though we tend to think of them as fragile,” Maurice Sendak once said. “They have to be tough. Childhood is not easy.”  – Maurice Sendak. The Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, Manhattan) has an exhibit honoring famed children’s author Maurice Sendak. Admission is $15.00. For more information, follow the link for this ongoing exhibition.

July 21, 2013

Bohemians and Beats of Greenwich Village Literary Tour

Learn about the greatest New York authors on this 2-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village. Put on by the Strand Bookstore, this historical tour will teach you everything you want to know about Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Bob Dylan. This tour is $25.00, and meets at Washington Square Park, Manhattan. It begins at 2:00 pm. Follow the link for more information.

July 23, 2013

Disunion

New book Disunion will be a force in the historical non-fiction world. Comprised of 112 essays, it looks at the lies our textbooks told us about the Civil War. Jamie Malanowski, editor at Time, Esquire, and Playboy will be present at this event promotion the book, published by the New York Times. This free event at McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) begins at 7:00 pm.

July 24, 2013

Allison Lynn

Author Allison Lynn has just released her second novel, The Exiles. At 7:00 pm, Powerhouse Arena (37 Main Street, Brooklyn) will be holding its launch party. Admission is free!

July 25, 2013

Islam in Western Museums

Writer Melissa Forstrom will be discussing the role museums have in depicting Middle Eastern culture, and how those depictions shape viewers’ conceptions of Islamic identities. This free talk will be held at the New York Public Library (5th and 42nd Street, Manhattan) and begins at 1:15 pm.

 

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

Jul 16, 2013

Jack O’Brien and Ethan Hawke

“A Tony Award-winning theater director meets your ’90s crush. Jack O’Brien’s new memoir, Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director, has been praised as “the best theatrical memoir since Moss Hart’s Act One” (Nathan Lane), and “pretty much delectable” (Playbill). Join O’Brien as he discusses his book and early career with actor Ethan Hawke, who O’Brien will direct in Lincoln Center Theater’s Macbeth this fall.” This free event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva will be promoting his new book English Girl: A Novel at the Union Square Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street, Manhattan) at 7 pm.  This novel is about an affair a young girl has with the Prime Minister, and sounds scandalous and entertaining. This is a free event.

July 17, 2013

Brand Builders

At the Apple Store in Soho (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) branding experts Carly Heitlinger, Holly Linch and Katie White (former Cosmo editor!!) will be giving a talk on generating influence and driving opportunities. The panel will talk about strategies and tactics for the social business world. This free event begins at 6:00 pm. Pre-register online.

July 18, 2013

The Virgins of Islamic Paradise: A Global History

Professor Nerina Rustomiji will be giving a talk on the meaning of the virgin in Islamic literature and culture at the New York Public Library (42nd and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) Thursday July 18th at 1:15 pm. This talk is free on a first come, first served basis. The talk will be focused on American perceptions of Islamic culture, and discuss how stereotypes and assumptions became the norm for western understandings of Eastern culture.

July 19, 2013

Ian Rusten

At BookCourt (163 Court Street, Brooklyn) author Ian Rusten will be promoting his book The Beach Boys in Concert, an extensively researched and personal look at one of America’s favorite bands, the Beach Boys. This book signing is free and starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC

7/08/2013

A Tribute to Russell Hoban

“NYRB Classics and McNally Jackson Books are joining forces on a new reading series, where well-known authors, editors, and translators of today will come together on a regular basis to shed light on their favorite nyrb-published writers. They will be kicking off the series with a celebration of the recent publication of Turtle Diary at a tribute event for author Russell Hoban, who died in December 2011. Ed Park, author of Personal Days and the introducer to Turtle Diary, Michael Miller, senior editor at Bookforum, John Wray, author of Lowboy, Damion Searls, writer and a translator of many classic twentieth-century authors, and others, will be discussing Hoban’s work and legacy.” This event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

7/9/2013

Aisha Tyler at the Tribeca B&N

Aisha Tyler will be promoting her new book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble (97 Warren Street, Manhattan). She is the host of The Talk and has been involved in many series and movies. This event begins at 6:00 pm and requires a wristband, and their website asks that you call the store for details.

7/10/13

Michael Cera @ Apple

Come to the Apple Store in Soho (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) to see Michael Cera promote his new movie Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus. This event starts at 6:00 pm and is free, register online.

Marcel Proust

Poets House (10 River Terrace, Manhattan) will be hosting an event for Marcel Proust in honor of a new translation of his famed French poetry.  Contributors will read from the new book and join in a Q & A section. This event is free and begins at 7:00 pm.

7/11/13

Stay, Illusion!

“In Stay, Illusion!, professor Simon Critchley and his wife, pychoanalyst, Jamieson Wiebster submit Hamlet to a prismatic set of readings, studying the play alongside other writers, philosophers, and psychoanalysts, from Benjamin, Lacan, Nietzsche, and Freud, to Melville and Joyce. Their witty exploration succeeds in showing us that–like an insistent ghost–Hamlet only has more to tell us with each passing era. Critchley and Wiebster will read from and discuss the book with Hari Kunzru, author, most recently, of Gods Without Men.” This free event starts at 7:00 pm at Mcnally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

July 2, 2013

The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Author Sarah Bruni has written a new “Bonnie and Clyde-sque” novel and will be talking about it at McNally Jackson (52 Price Street, Manhattan) at 7 PM. This Spiderman inspired title reads like western-thriller, and is full of wit and entertainment.

July 3, 2013

Shani Boianjiu with Sarah Maguso

Author Shani Boianjiu has written a new book, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, which centers on Lebanese-Israeli boarder issues through the eyes of young people. This humanizing novel hits political and emotional issues. Join the author along with friend Sarah Maguso at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) at 7:00 for this event.

July 9, 2013

Lorca, Jews, and African-Americans: From Romance to Racism or Simple Misunderstanding?

Poet Federico Garcia Lorca is widely hailed as a champion of the underclass, in reference to his poetry on the failures of the economy set in 1920’s era America. However, many historians have ignored ethnocentric and racist remarks throughout his poetry. Sharonah Fredrick, a Hispanic Language and Literature scholar will be discuss Lorca’s problematic attitdudes to different ethnic communities. This talk begins at 1:15 and is on a first come, first served basis at the New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan).

July 10, 2013

Federico Garcia Lorca: Occupy Wall Street

At the New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) scholar Melcion Mateu will be discussing poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic book Poet in New York which focuses on the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The talk will reflect the current American Economic crisis, and relate issues of the past to today’s troubled times. This talk is free on a first come, first served basis, and begins at 1:15 pm.

July 12, 2013

Elusive Jane: In Search of Jane Austen

Every proper publishing student loves Jane Austen! The British author who ushered millions of young women towards literature is as alive in the minds of young women today as she ever was. The New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) will host an event examining her life and works from 2:15-4:00. This event is free.