Around Town | Meet the Authors Day in Harrison, New York

The Harrison Public Library will be hosting a “Meet the Authors” Day on Saturday, October 20, from 10 am to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public with registration. Once registered, you can attend one or all of the sessions.

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Around Town | Random House Open House

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LOCATION: Random House 1745 Broadway New York, NY 10019

Date/Time: Fri, December 7, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Tickets for Random House’s Fall Open House are going on sale Friday, September 28th, be sure to buy them before they sell out! The event will take place on Friday, December 7th. Join them for a day of book culture, connections, and discovery! Continue reading “Around Town | Random House Open House”

Young to Publishing Group Happy Hour Reunion

YPG PUBLISHING PROGRAM REUNION HAPPY HOUR

Miss the sherry hours and camaraderie from your days at a publishing program? Wish you could catch up with old friends while meeting new ones from other programs? Join fellow alums from the Columbia, CUNY, Denver, NYU, Pace, Yale, and any and all publishing programs (MAs included!) for a night of drinking, networking, and reminiscing. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm at Josie Woods Pub, located at 11 Waverly Place. Please RSVP here. #ypgreunion

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World Book Night – April 23, 2014

Why does World Book Night exist?

Reading for pleasure improves literacy, actively engaging emerging readers in their desire to read. Reading changes lives, improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise.

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers.

After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. World Book Night U.S. vets the applications, and the givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their book, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to these host locations.

Givers pick up their books in the week before World Book Night. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.

There will also be several kickoff events. Quite a few authors, including Tobias Wolff and Walter Dean Myers, will be at the New York Public Library on April 22 from 6:30 to 8pm.

All information obtained from us.worldbooknight.org. Visit for more information.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

April 6, 2014

Gertrude Stein

Come to McNally Jackson bookstore for the centennial celebration of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons. The event is cosponsored by the Gertrude Stein Society at Hunter College and in partnership with City Lights Books. @ McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, 6:00 p.m.

April 7, 2014

Emma Donaghue

Join author Emma Donaghue, acclaimed author of Room, as she discusses her newest novel, Frog Music. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

KISS

Paul Stanley, co-founder and frontman of KISS, will be signing his new book Face the Music: A Life Exposed. @ Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

April 9, 2014

Bob Saget

Join comedian, and now author, Bob Saget,  as he discusses his new book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

April 13, 2014

Downtown Literary Festival

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and McNally Jackson Books present a downtown literary festival celebrating the literary culture of NYC – past, present, and future. Featured guests include Hilton Als Edmund White Adam Fitzgerald Francine Prose David Goodwillie John Godfrey Patricia Spears Jones @ Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, 11:00 a.m.