Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

September 15, 2013

Radical Librarians Book Club

Come to Bluestockings (172 Allen St) at 2 pm to meet with a group of aspiring librarians, current librarians, and others who are invested in re-envisioning the library. Occurs on the third Sunday of every month. Free.

September 16, 2013

Poetry Reading

Come to Bar 13 (35 E. 13th St) at 7 pm – 11 pm to attend the louderARTS Project’s cure for the common poetry reading with 2-for-1 drinks all night. Occurs every Monday.

September 19-22, 2013

Vintage Books at The Strand

The Strand will be heading to the Upper East Side for an exclusive charity sample sale in The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Thrift Shop. From Thursday, September 19th to Sunday, September 22nd, we will showcase select vintage books for your home – ranging from art to cooking to travel to biographies. On Thursday, Strand’s Rare Books Specialist, Darren Sutherland, will be on hand to help you find the perfect addition to your library or living room coffee table. Customers can expect signed copies and first editions, among other literary treasures.

For four days only, The Society of MSKCC’s Thrift Shop will be transformed into a book lover’s boutique. Purchase titles culled from over 20 miles of books from Strand’s downtown flagship alongside the Thrift Shop’s home furnishings, accessories and merchandise for sale. There will surely be something for any reader. Build your personal collection with carefully curated titles from Strand’s rare books vault.

Shop for a good cause at Strand’s first pop-up shop and first collaboration with The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop. A portion of proceeds will benefit cancer patient care, education and research programs.

1440 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10028 (between 81st & 82nd street)

September 20, 2013

Brooklyn Indie Party

The Brooklyn Book Festival has become one of the premier literary festivals in the country, featuring great authors and publishers from within the borough and around the world. Greenlight is proud to be a vendor at this year’s BKBF, and to participate in the Bookends project: a series of events before and after the Festival to extend the celebration of all things literary throughout the borough. On Friday night, Greenlight once again partners with some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn with food, drinks and music – DJ’ed for the 4th year in a row by Literary Council Chair Johnny Temple! Partygoers will mingle with the borough’s great authors and publishers, discover new works, and kick off Brooklyn Book Festival weekend. This year, enter at the Indie Party for a chance to win a gift bag with a featured book from each of the featured presses! Event takes place at 686 Fulton Street at 7:30 pm.

September 22, 2013

Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. The main event is on Sunday September 22 from 10 am – 6 pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

August 5, 2013
Paranoia @ the Apple Store

At the Soho Apple Store (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) director Robert Luketic and actor Liam Hemsworth will be promoting their new film Paranoia, a high-stakes tech thriller. This free event starts at 6:00 pm.

August 6, 2013
Jeff Guinn on the Life of Charles Manson

The Strand (828 Broadway, Manhattan) will be hosting bestselling author Jeff Guinn as he talks about his latest book Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. One must purchase the book or a $15.00 gift card to the Strand in order to attend. This event starts at 7:00 pm.

August 8, 2013
Soothing the Psyche When the Shrinks Are Away

Writing Professor Susan Shapiro will be hosting the 8th annual reading of her students’ work at McNally Jackson Booksellers (25 Prince Street, Manhattan) beginning at 7:00pm. The theme of the event is psychological health, and how to deal with life when your shrink is on vacation.

Keep this Bag Away from Children

Housing Works Café (126 Crosby Street) is hosting a release party for the literary magazine Keep this Bag Away from Children, featuring readings and conversation from some of New York’s budding writers. This event starts at 7:00 and is free.

August 9, 2013
James Franco and Frank Bidart

Actor James Franco’s latest book A California Childhood plays with the concept of memoir and expression. Poet Frank Bidart will join him in conversation at the Strand from 7:00-8:00 pm as they discuss memoir and poetry. In order to attend you must buy California Childhood or a $25 gift card to the Strand (828 Broadway, Manhattan).