Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

November 11, 2013

Soul Train

Join Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson as he discusses his book Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation with Nelson George. The author will be signing books as well. @ Barnes and Noble 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Jessica Lange

Join two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange as she discusses and signs her new children’s bookIt’s About a Little Bird. @ Barnes and Noble 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

November 12, 2013

Ricky Martin

Join Ricky Martin for a signing of his new children’s book Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars. @ Barnes and Noble 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

Marian Bantjes

Join Marian Bantjes, a critically acclaimed designer and graphic artist, at The Strand bookstore as she discusses her monograph Pretty Pictures. Michael Bierut, former president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and senior critic in graphic design at Yale School of Art, will join Bantjes in discussion of the book. @ The Strand Rare Book Room 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

November 14, 2013

Nicholas Basbanes

Join author Nicholas Basbanes as he discusses his book On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. The book looks at the history of paper, something we often take for granted, in a witty and insightful way. @ The Strand Rare Book Room 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

November 5, 2013

Amy Tan

Join author Amy Tan as she discusses her new book The Valley of Amazement. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Science Fiction

Now in its 19th year, the science fiction literary club hosts free readings on the first Tuesday of every month. @ Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan Street, 7:00 p.m.

November 6, 2013

Fresh Blood

The theater company La Petite Morgue presents the monthly Fresh Blood reading series as an opportunity for horror writers to have their latest works read aloud. Audience members are expected to buy a few drinks from the bar in exchange for some frightful entertainment. @ The Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, 8:00 p.m.

November 7, 2013

Archie Book Covers

Come to The Strand Bookstore to hear Victor Gorelick, co-president of Archie Comics, talk with comic book historian Craig Yoe, as well as artists Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz, about The Art of Archie: The Covers. These experts will provide insight about the the world of Archie as it takes place over seven decades. @ The Strand Bookstore, Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Minecraft

Join Swedish authors Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg for this one-of-a-kind interactive event celebrating the launch of Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything. Hosted by the NYU Game Center, this event will include a reading, discussion and Minecraft gaming. Both authors will be discussing the book and the state of the gaming industry in Sweden, answering questions, and engaging in a hands-on Minecraft gaming experience. @ NYU Games Center, 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, 7:00 p.m.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

October 28, 2013

Wonder Women

Join Norah O’Donnell as she talks with Debora Spar, author of the novel Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

October 29, 2013

Ivan Ramen

Acclaimed chef Ivan Orkin is a contemporary ramen master, the man behind Tokyo’s top ramen shop, Ivan Ramen. Orkin is a New York born chef whose passion for ramen has taken around the globe and lead him to perfect his technique. Now he shares his love and knowledge of ramen in a new book. This is a night not to be missed for foodies, and it comes just in time for the opening of Orkin New York City restaurant this November. @ The Strand Bookstore in the Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

October 30, 2013

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman’s career has transversed a wide swath of Hollywood history, from his days as a child star and his rise to fame in the ‘80s and ‘90s to his continuing artistic output today. Feldman has seen Hollywood from the inside for the last three decades, and in Coreyography he presents a frank and fascinating look at his life: early work with Corey Haim, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, his highly publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, his struggles with addiction and recovery. Come and hear Corey Feldman share his remarkable story in person. @ The Strand Bookstore in the Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

November 1, 2013

Astronaut

Join Chris Hadfield as he discusses his book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination and Being Prepared for Anything. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

Since its founding in 1994 the Gramercy Tavern restaurant has been a staple of the New York culinary scene. Danny Meyer, Michael Anthony and coauthor Dorothy Kalins, will chat about the iconic restaurant and its signature food. @ The Strand Bookstore in the Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

October 22, 2013

Postage Stamps

Join Chris West as he tells the tale of modern Britain through the country’s postage stamps in his book A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps. @ The Strand Bookstore 828 Broadway 7 p.m.

 

Tom Standage

Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist and author of the New York Times bestseller A History of the World in 6 Glasses, joins us to discuss his new book Writing on the Wall: Social Media -The First 2000 Years. @ Barnes and Noble 97 Warren Street 6 p.m.

October 24, 2013

Rachel Ray

Join Rachel Ray as she introduces her newest cookbook Week in a Day. @ Barnes and Noble 33 East 17th Street 7 p.m.

The Moth StorySLAM

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating; please arrive early. @ The Housing Works Bookstore 126 Crosby Street 7 p.m.

 

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

October 13, 2013

James Franco

While James Franco’s writing has spanned the poetic form, autobiography, essay, and short stories, October’s release of Actors Anonymous marks his debut as a novelist. Called “..Electrifying” by Amy Hempel and “provocatively honest” by Gary Shteyngart, Actors Anonymous is a powerful first novel modeled loosely on the twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous; it explores in great scope the societal implications behind what happens when our public personas overtake our private ones. Join us in the Strand’s fifth floor loft for a special meet-and-greet to celebrate the release of Actors Anonymous.

  • James will ONLY be signing copies of Actors Anonymous. No other books or memorabilia, please.
  • There will be no posing for photos with James, though cameras are okay to have in the event space.
  • James will personalize books with guests’ names.
  • Please, no gifts.
  • Due to time constraints, one book per customer will be signed.

@ The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 8:00 p.m.

October 16, 2013

Christopher Rice

Join Christopher Rice as he introduces his new novel The Heavens Rise. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Anne Rice

Also join Anne Rice as she introduces her new novel in The Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is interviewed by NYC based author Beverly Gologorsky about his long career as a poet, author, and screenwriter, and the inspiration behind his character Roy, who has appeared in several of Gifford’s story collections. @ Barnes and Noble 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.

October 17, 2013

Edgar Allen Poe

Poet Robert Pinsky reads from select works of Edgar Allen Poe in conjunction with the Morgan Library’s Edgar Allen Poe: Terror of the Soul exhibit. @ Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave, 6:30 p.m.