Events July 20-21

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


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

grossphoto-162x232July 20, 2016 at 12:30pm–1:30pm
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)


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.”

Link of the Week: Giving Thanks to Libraries

It’s finally that time of year again, the one filled with turkey and stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food. It is about being thankful for all the things that are meaningful in our lives. This includes family and friends, and for us Publishing students, reading and words. If you are staying in New York City for the holiday, why not take this opportunity to explore one of our city’s beautiful libraries? The plethora of words and the smell of old books will warm you right up. There are many library locations here in Manhattan to explore.

Several library exhibitions are currently available to view as well. One exhibition includes “Dearest Jackie:” On the Death of JFK. Although it is not an exhibition to boost your mood, it is one of historical importance. November 22, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death. The exhibit “features the work of 20th-century masters Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as a heart-wrenching photograph by the great Elliott Erwitt. At the heart of the exhibition is a poignant condolence letter to Jacqueline Kennedy from Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., written within hours of the assassination. An intimate associate of both Kennedy and the First Lady, Schlesinger puts into words the grief and despair of a nation.” This exhibition takes place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in the McGraw Rotunda and goes until Sunday December 1.

If you need something to put you in the holiday spirit, then the exhibition “A Literary Christmas Miscellany from the Berg Collection” might be a better fit for you. This exhibition features Charles Dicken’s prompt copy of A Christmas Carol, from which he gave his public readings of the story. The exhibit also features a book with a Christmas theme by T.S. Eliot, and Christmas readings by James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, E.E. Cummings, and Maurice Sendack. You can also see a photograph of Dicken’s eldest sister’s son who is said to have been the inspiration for Tiny Tim. This exhibition is open until January 5, 2014 at the Stephan A. Schwarzman Building in the Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam R. Rose Main Reading Room.

This Thanksgiving, let history and books surround you, and remember to be thankful that they are one of the reasons you are here at Pace today.

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


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

June 8, 2013

The Magathon

From the New York Public Library: “Join us for the annual “marathon” reading in the Periodicals Room, with editors reading favorite selections from their journals.  Participating literary magazines include The Atlas Review, Conjunctions, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Epiphany, The Hudson Review, Kalyani Magazine, Lalitamba,   The Literary Review, Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, MAKE: A Literary Magazine, The Manhattan Review, A Public Space, Rattapallax, Slice, St. Petersburg Review, Vanitas, Vestal Review, and Washington Square Review. Hope to see you there!” this event starts at 4:00 and is free. It will take place at the New York Public Library (5th Avenue and 42nd Street.)


June 10, 2013

Literary BFFS

Literary BFFs is a series of author talks in which an author is paired on stage with their best friend, and they talk about the insights only a BFF can have. This week Elliott Holt (You are One of Them) will be joined by Marie-Helene Bertino (Safe as Houses.) This free event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan.)


June 11, 2013

Carl Hiaasen

At the Union Square Barnes and Noble, author Carl Hiaasen will be promoting his new book Bad Monkey, released that day. This free event starts at 7:00 pm.


June 12, 2013

Earl Monroe

Former Bullets and Knicks player Earl Monroe will be at the 5th Avenue Barnes and Noble signing his book Earl the Pearl: My Story. From their site: “books will be available at the cash registers starting 9:00 am day of the event. Customers are required to purchase the book(s) at the event/store to receive a wristband.” The signing begins at 12:30 pm.


June 13, 2013

Crime Fiction Panel

Celebrating international crime month, McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) is holding a panel of influential crime novel editors and publishers.  Michael Reynolds, Jason Pinter, Dennis Johnson, and Johnny Temple will be in attendance discussing the crime genre as a whole, and their work in the field. This free event starts at 7:00 pm.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

On May 31, 1953, twenty-year-old Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City for a one-monthstint at “the intellectual fashion magazine” Mademoiselle. Over the next 26 days, Sylvia Plath would go to Balanchine ballets, fashion shows, and games at Yankee Stadium. She typed rejection letters to writers from The New Yorker. She feasted on avocados and crab meat with the legendary BBD&O ad men–followed by a horrific bout of food poisoning… She hopped in cabs with trendy radio names, she flirted with famous playwrights. She shopped alone at Bloomingdales and she stalked Dylan Thomas. She danced at the West Side Tennis Club and fought off an aggressive diamond-wielding delegate from the United Nations. She brushed elbows with Jose Ferrer at the Barrymore Theater. She took hot baths, had her hair done, and discovered her signature drink (vodka, no ice.) She should have felt jaunty as a pillbox hat. She was supposed to be having the time of her life.  

These 26 days–later immortalized in her novel The Bell Jar— shaped the way Sylvia saw herself as a writer–and as a woman. All New York’s gory beauty would shoot through her, indelibly altering everything from her hair color to her taste in men, to her views on Russian literature.” (Via the Huffington Post)


How will you make your mark in New York? 

April 20, 2013

Contemporary Poets Re-image Shakespeare

At the New York Public Library (5th and 42nd Street) poets Heather Dubrow, Roger Sedarat, Tom Sleigh and more will be performing Shakespeare works from 1:15 to 3 pm. This free event will be entertaining for any Bard lover that appreciates modern retellings of their favorite works.

April 21, 2013

Brooklyn Zine Fest

Brooklyn Zine Fest is a convention of small indie magazine publishers. Artists and authors will be selling their self-published works for cheap! Brooklyn Brewery will also be at the event with a bar and snacks. At 7 pm there will be a performance and reading event put on by staffers.  The day starts at 11:00 and goes on until question mark. Check it out at Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn.

April 22, 2013

Writing Workshop

At Bar 13 starting at 6 pm there is a free writing workshop! This is great for all of you writers out there- how to write to attract an audience. The event is hosted by Corrina Bain and Brendan Wolff. Bar 13 is located at 35 E. 13th Street.

April 24, 2013

Design and Style: Tattoo and Graffiti

Michael Kaves McLeer is a well-known tattooist and graffiti artist with a new book exploring the connections between the two art forms. Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti Tattoo was just published by Prestel. He will be speaking about the book and his work at the New York Public Library April 24th, doors open at 5:30 pm on a first come first served basis. This free event is sure to inspire any of us with a taste for the underground.

April 26, 2013

Changing Styles in Children’s Book Illustration

This sounds fantastic! At the New York Public Library from 2:15 to 4:00 pm speakers will present notable editions of Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Maurice Sendak books and discuss the artistic techniques, cultural signifiers, and psychological factors that go into children’s book illustration. This event is free!