Events June 24-26

9780399168925Friday, June 24, 7:30 PM
Berg’n Beer Hall

Ina Yalof presents Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It
In conversation with Charlie Sahadi and Wilson Tang
Drink discounts with book purchase!
Friday June 24, 2016 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Locations

Join us for an event that is sure to conjure a magical experience for the most modest Muggles and wisest Wizards! Customers can enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Print Sweepstakes, and activities include a coloring station (send an exclusive Owl Post Postcard), trivia, and the opportunity to participate in the assembly of a Wrebbit 3D Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, an 875-piece 3D puzzle.

Special Instructions
The Barnes & Noble Café will be offering special Harry Potter themed treats. Ask a bookseller for complete details and Official Rules regarding the Sweepstakes. Giveaways available while supplies last.

Sunday, June 26th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wonder Bookstore

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 11.19.03 AMGet ready for an afternoon of Fantastic Teen Reads as three talented authors present their latest fantastic tales for teen readers. JULIE ESHBAUGH, HEIDI HEILIG, and ELEANOR HERMAN will be here starting at 4pm to share their latest novels — you won’t want to miss a page!

JULIE ESHBAUGH for Ivory and Bone 
HEIDI HEILIG for The Girl From Everywhere
ELEANOR HERMAN for Empire of Dust

JAMES FRANCO SIGNS STRAIGHT JAMES / GAY JAMES

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June 26: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Stand Bookstore

James Franco returns to Strand to sign Straight James / Gay James, his latest genre-bending chapbook, featuring poetry that investigates the fluid divide between public and private, real and constructed. Drawing its title from an interview of “Gay James” as conducted by “Straight James,” it breaks down the many personas of James Franco as only the man himself could. Don’t miss the chance to get your copy signed and meet the author!

Please note: James will also sign other books, but no memorabilia/posters/photographs/fan art/etc will be signedPhotos are permitted when taken by a Strand staff member.

Please note: payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.

Events: March 10th-14th

March 10th- Book Launch: STREETFIGHT: Handbook for an Urban Revolution by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow

Brooklyn Bowl 
61 Wythe Ave 
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

d6f8a28a-06b5-4e6d-b486-14728d5f4deeSTREETFIGHT deconstructs how New York City’s former Director of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan transformed the streets of one of the world’s toughest cities into dynamic spaces that are safe for pedestrians and bikers.

During her time as New York City’s Director of Transportation from 2007 to 2013, under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Janette Sadik-Khan achieved the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world’s toughest cities into dynamic spaces that are safe for pedestrians and bikers. In STREETFIGHT: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow deconstruct how she achieved this feat in New York City, while offering an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning city streets across the country to function better for the people and communities that use them.

See more info here.

March 11th-Debut Novelists Spotlight

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th StreetTime: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Spring may not be springing yet, but a bumper crop of new novels is sprouting up! Join Igoni Barrett, author of the brand-new Blackass, Idra Novey, autor of Ways to Disappear, and Mark Doten, author of The Infernal, as they read from and discuss their first forays into long-form fiction. The conversation will be moderated by fiction and non-fiction author Tobias Carroll.
This event is open to the public. If you’re interested, please let us know and RSVP to events@strandbooks.com. You can reserve a copy of BlackassWays to Disappear, or The Infernal, to be picked up at the event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.

March 13th-Gotham Writers Workshop: Article Writing

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

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

A free article writing workshop taught by Mike Dunphy.

Mike Dunphy is a contributing writer for USA Today’s travel publication RoadWarriorVoices, and his articles and essays have appeared in Travel Weekly, PBS: Next Avenue, American Way, Travel + Leisure, Time Out, Beer Advocate, and NewYork.com, among many others. He has worked as an editor and contributor to Fodor’s Travel (Random House). He holds a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College.

March 14th-Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

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

Time: 7:00 pm

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MARIE KONDO is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (also a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK) and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015. She is the founder of the KonMari Method.

Around Town: Oct. 8-14

October 8- Author Event Caitlin Doughty

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

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Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join Caitlin Doughty, mortician, blogger, and author, to celebrate the paperback release of her hit book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. Caitlin is the creator and curator of The Order of The Good Death, a group of fellow morticians as well as artists and intellectuals that investigates our “death phobic culture” and strives to demystify the inevitable end. From funerary rites throughout history to jewelry of hair and bone, follow your guide down into the world of the macabre and mortified–without leaving the Rare Book Room.

Buy a copy of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 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

For more information click here.

October 9- Book Launch: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel in conversation with Porochista Khakpour, co-hosted by Electric Literature and Coffee House Press 

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37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Genre-bending stories of bestial transformation, accidental murder, erotically-challenged dictatorship, and other tales of darkness, absurdity, and confusion. Author Porochista Khakpour joins in conversation, and illustrator John Dermot Woods will draw beastly caricatures for guests! Beer will be generously provided by our co-host, Electric Literature.

– See more at: https://www.powerhousearena.com/events/book-launch-upright-beasts-by-lincoln-michel/#sthash.DqV4BPUQ.dpuf  

 

October 12- Sasha Abramsky + Robin Blackburn

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

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After chronicling The American Way of Poverty and writing on politics at home and abroad for the New YorkerAtlanticVillage Voice, and many others, Sasha Abramsky turns his keen eye on his own grandfather in The House of Twenty Thousand Books. A Jewish historian, a socialist, a collector (hence the pentadactylic hoard of the title), Chimen Abramsky’s long life in the short twentieth century (and into the twenty-first) is vividly chronicled and analyzed by Sasha in this tale of a lost leftist.

Sasha will be joined in conversation by Robin Blackburn, former editor of the New Left Review and professor at the New School and the University of Essex.

Buy a copy of The House of Twenty Thousand Books 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.

October 13-The Moth StorySLAM

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

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $8 onlineBKS_m_TheMoth2015_01

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. This event always sells out. Please see themoth.org/events.

Please note – new Moth StorySLAM ticketing policy as of August 2015:

  • ALL NYC StorySLAM tickets (Premium AND General Admission, for all events) are be available for online, pre-event purchase. Tickets go live 1 week before the show at 3pm EDT, unless otherwise noted.
  • Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If online tickets have not sold out or space becomes available for sold-out shows, standby tickets will be sold cash-only at the door. To check if tickets are available at the door, please see themoth.org/events and click “Buy Tickets” for the SLAM event you wish to attend.
  • Please plan to arrive early and join the line outside the bookstore, south toward Prince Street.
  • This event always sells out. Standing in line does not guarantee entry. We do our absolute best to monitor the line and let people know if they might be past our capacity.
  • Housing Works does not sell any pre-sale tickets to this event.

October 14- Humans of New York – Stories

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

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Special Instructions:
Must provide proof of purchase from a Barnes & Noble retail location or BN.com to receive a wristband. Brandon will sign previous HONY titles with purchase of the new book. He will personalize with a name only and he will pose for photos.