Around Town | April 24 – 30

Bette Rockmore | David Pecker Lecture

When: April 26, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Pace University, 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor

Bette Rockmore is the David Pecker Distinguished Professor of Publishing for 2017/18. Last semester, she gave an inspiring lecture on transitioning from the classroom to corporate America. This semester, she is coming back to continue providing advice to M.S. in Publishing students on post-graduation and how to prepare for corporate life. Continue reading “Around Town | April 24 – 30”

Around Town | Dec. 12th – Dec. 18th

Since the holidays are almost upon us, here are some great events to get you into the holiday spirit! (If the snow on Saturday didn’t already hype you up.) Continue reading “Around Town | Dec. 12th – Dec. 18th”

New York City Bookstores

First of all, let’s celebrate that today is Friday. The weekend is upon us! We thought we would suggest five bookstore to visit across New York City. Each of these shops is worth checking out, especially if you want to spend the day exploring (and, of course, buy books for the weekend). Continue reading “New York City Bookstores”

Events July 20-21

LISTEN TO ME Launch with Hannah Pittard, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Amy Gentry, Liz Moore & Arianna Rebolini

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00PM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 

Join them for a panel conversation in celebration of Hannah Pittard‘s new novel Listen to Me. Hannah is joined by Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman), Amy Gentry (Good As Gone), and Liz Moore (The Unseen World). Moderated by Arianna Rebolini, senior editor at BuzzFeed.

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Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)

New York, NY 

Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books.

The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books are rare.

In this class you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book. Come join and learn how you can engage in the world of old and rare books.

Michael Gross, Focus, Hosted by Alina Cho, Journalist and Editor-at-Large Ballantine Bantam Dell, Style & Fashion Genre

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Bryant Park Reading Room

Michael Gross, Bestselling Author of 740 Park, House of Outrageous Fortune, Model

From Richard Avedon to Irving Penn, front-row and backstage reporters share never-before-told anecdotes and give insight into the highs and lows of fashion photography and the people behind the camera.

Hosted by Alina Cho, Journalist and Editor-at-Large Ballantine Bantam Dell, Style & Fashion Genre

Emma Straub and Stuart Nadler (Livestream)

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
McNally Jackson 
52 Prince St.
New York, NY

Emma Straub’s Modern Lovers, a New York Times Bestseller, tells the story of three young friends becoming old enough to watch their own children come of age. According to The New York Times, Straub “captures the jagged highs and lows of adolescence with freshness and precision, and the decades-long relationships of old college friends with a wry understanding of how time has both changed (and not changed) old dynamics.” Emma Straub has written for Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, and Rookie, and is the author of two previous novels, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and the New York Times Bestseller The Vacationers. Lorrie Moore says, “Emma Straub is a magician, full of brilliance and surprise.”

She will be joined by Stuart Nadler, for the New York launch of his new novel The Inseparables, an account of three generations of women dealing with unwanted disclosures, discoveries of secrets, and catastrophic relationships. Stuart Nadler is previously the author of the novel Wise Men and the short story collection The Book of Life, as well as a recipient of the 5 Under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation. “Stuart Nadler’s savage wit and incendiary insights mix in this brilliant, funny and deeply moving novel to give us a glimpse into the generational moment we’re all living in,” says Alexander Chee. “This is a novel about how our culture treats sex, and the lives—and rights—of women of any age.”

Around Town: December 12-15

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December 14- Franklin Park Reading Series

Franklin Park Bar 
618 St. John’s Place
Brooklyn, NY  11238

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Time: 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

A jewel of Crown Heights, the Franklin Park Reading Serieshas been providing the neighborhood with readings from a palette of distinctive writers on the second Monday of each month since 2009. The series has grown considerably — snagging the Voice‘s “Best Reading Series” award in 2013 — and has certified its reputation by offering a trustworthy lineup of both local and international authors, memoirists, and poets. This final edition of 2015 features six acclaimed authors, including Annie Liontas, Jamie Iredell, and a quartet of New Yorkers: Ryan Britt, Chinelo Okparanta, Niina Pollari, and Rachel Sherman. Britt published his first book, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths, in November; in it, he approaches science fiction with a Chuck Klosterman–inspired lens and wonders, in the titular essay, why, in a galaxy full of wise Jedi, not one is seen schlepping a book. Pollari once composed nine curious poems regarding Lana Del Rey for the collection Kiss Me in the Boring Rain. The Franklin Park Reading Series justifies abandoning the apartment on a Monday night.

For more information: http://franklinparkbrooklyn.com/

December 15- The Rumpus & Electric Literature Present It’s Too Cold For This: A Reading 

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

Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

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Celebrate literary community during winter’s darkest days: join The Rumpus and Electric Literature for a warm night of literary merriment and readings from Melissa Febos, Alexandra Kleeman, Alex Mar, Lincoln Michel, and Angel Nafis.

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December 12- December Picture Book Bonanza

Books of Wonder 
18 W 18th St,
New York, NY 10011 

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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A picture perfect afternoon of fun, awaits the whole family at the December Picture Book Bonanza. Don’t miss these colorful new storybooks and the chance to hear all about them right from their talented creators. Join us as we welcome:

EMILY JENKINS & PAUL O. ZELINSKY for Toys Meet Snow
ELISE PRIMAVERA for Auntie Claus – Deluxe edition
ROSEMARY WELLS for Use Your Words, Sophie
DAVID ERCOLINI for The Night Before Christmas
URI SHULEVITZ for Troto and the Trucks