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The Upcoming 25 – Events at Indie Bookstores Around the City (Jan 25 – Feb 25, 2009)

Here’s a Friday afternoon treat for independent bookstore fans and folks who enjoy literary events — below is a collection of  twenty-five unique and original programs taking place at twenty-five DIFFERENT indie bookstores around the city in the next month, beginning with some theater-themed events happening this weekend! Enjoy:

Sunday, January 25:

paping_flyerat DESERT ISLAND: 4 PM – Paping presents Pop-up Theater; A Puppet show in 3 acts; suitable for all ages FREE! (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

at THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP 12:30 PM – in association with the Shakespeare’s Sister Company, The Drama Book Shop presents a staged reading of Edna O’Brien’s award-winning stageplay Virginia in honor of Mrs. Woolf’s 127th birthday. The Arthur Seelen Theater is located on the ground floor of the bookshop. Free to the public with a suggested $10 donation in support of the Shakespeare’s Sister Company. (Manhattan)

Monday, January 26:

at MCNALLY JACKSON: 7 PM – Beautiful Children’s Charles Bock speaks with his editor and fellow author David Ebershoff about the bright lights of Vegas and literary fame. (Nolita, Manhattan)

Tuesday, January 27:

at HUE-MAN BOOKSTORE: 7 PM *TICKETED* – Steve Harvey signing for Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Call the store to get specific rules and information on ticket-buying process. (Harlem, Manhattan)

at 192 BOOKS: 7 PM – Stacey D’Erasmo reads from The Sky Below. (Chelsea, Manhattan)

Thursday, January 29:

at STRAND BOOKSTORE: 7 PM – Michal Chelbin will discuss her first monograph, Strangely Familiar, a provocative collection of photographs that depicts performers and wrestlers from small towns in the Ukraine, Eastern Europe, England and Israel. Part of the Eye on the Strand Photo Contest Series. (Manhattan)

Friday, January 30:

at THE BOOKMARK SHOPPE: 7 PM – Lisa Panarello explains how to Unleash the Leader Within You. (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

Saturday, January 31:

at BLUESTOCKINGS: 7 PM – Enjoy music and stories at the release of The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Gilded Palace of Sin by Bob Proehl (the newest title in the 33 1/3 music series).

hwsgwrksSaturday, January 31 & Sunday, February 1:

at HOUSINGWORKSGeektacular Basement Sale! “Calling all Record Geeks, Comic Dorks, and Sci Fi Nerds! Emerge from your basement dwellings and check out what’s hiding in ours. All records, comics and vintage paperbacks 5 for $1. The sale goes all weekend long, but you can get a first look at these treasures Saturday morning at the Collector’s Edition Preview Sale: $50 gets you first pick of long hidden vinyl, comics and vintage books.” (Manhattan)

Tuesday, February 3:

at BANK STREET BOOKSTORE: 4:30 PM – Julia Alvarez reads from Return to Sender, her latest middle grade novel. Ages 10 & up. (Manhattan, Morningside)

at JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE: Midnight release party with Brian Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe. (Manhattan)

Thursday, February 5:

at CEMI UNDERGROUND: 6:30 PM – Ivan Sanchez reads from Next Stop: Growing Up Wild Style in the Bronx. (Manhattan, El Barrio)

Friday, February 6:

at EAST WEST BOOKS: 7:30 PM – Book signing event for Towards 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age. Join authors Daniel Pinchbeck, Adam Elenbaas, and the RealitySandwich team for readings and panel. (Manhattan)

mr_lincolns_boys_largeSaturday, February 7:

at BOOKS OF WONDER: 12-2 PM – For Kids! Abraham Lincoln – Celebrating his 200th Birthday. (Manhattan)

at SISTER’S UPTOWN BOOKSTORE: 3 PM – Adrienne Wilson reads from her new children’s book, Issac and the Bah Family Tree (Manhattan, Harlem)

Monday, February 9:

at REVOLUTION BOOKS: 7 PM – Discussion with author Barbara Nimri Aziz on her new book Swimming Up the Tigris: Real Life Encounters with Iraq.

Wednesday, February 11:

at WORD:  7:30 PM – An encounter with graphic designer and author Chipp Kidd, author of The Learners. (Brooklyn, Greenpoint)

Thursday, February 12:

at IDLEWILD BOOKS: 7 PM – Abraham Verghese – Reading and reception for Cutting for Stone.  (Manhattan, Chelsea)

michaeltaylorat RIZZOLI: 5:30 PM – Author Steve Salny will autograph copies of Michael Taylor: Interior Design.  (Manhattan)

at THREE LIVES & CO.: 7 PM – Please arrive early. Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrown discuss Our Life in Gardens. First come, first served. (Manhattan)

Friday, February 13:

at POWERHOUSE ARENA: 7 PM – “Single and Loving It: The powerHouse Arena presents Valentine’s Day” with editor Jenni Farrai-Adler, Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant and contributor Amanda Hessler author of Eat, Memory. And with editor Ben Karlin, Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me and contributor Andy Selsberg, creator of the website of Dean Old Love. (DUMBO, Brooklyn)

Tuesday, February 17:

at PARTNERS & CRIME: 7 PM – Meredith Cole signing Posed for Murder (Manhattan)

Thursday, February 19:

at SOLAS BAR ST. MARK’S BOOKSHOP reading:  7:30 PM – Brian Evenson (Last Days) and Jesse Ball (The Way Through Doors) (Manhattan)

Ongoing through February 21:

at JOHN MCWHINNIE: Art exhibit co-ordinated with the Jan 12th Rizzoli release of The Stephen Sprouse Book by the Padilha brothers.  (Manhattan)

Wednesday, February 25:

at BOOK CULTURE: 7 PM – Dissent Magazine launches their winter issue with a panel discussion on the roots of the financial crisis. Panel will include Michael Walzer, editor of Dissent and Mark Levinson, book review editor of Dissent and chief economist for UNITE-HERE, plus others. (Manhattan, Morningside)


Written by ibnyc

January 23, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Posted in Events, Upcoming25

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  1. Monday, February 9, 7pm
    Revolution Books, 146 W. 26th St., 212-691-3345

    “Embargo as War: Iraq and Gaza”
    A discussion with BARBARA NIMRI AZIZ, moderated by Revolution writer LI ONESTO.
    Aziz will discuss her recent book, “SWIMMING UP THE TIGRIS: Real Life Encounters with Iraq”
    “Barbara Nimri Aziz has written a must-read book which puts a human face on an Iraqi people dehumanized by simplistic, misleading and inaccurate media accounts before, during and after America’s illegitimate invasion and occupation of their homeland. She puts an inconvenient truth to the lies… often held as a fact by many Americans: the awful impact of sanctions before the 2003 invasion, and the sophistication and depth of a thousands-year-old culture in the process of being destroyed.” – Scott Ritter, chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq (1991-1998)

    Connie Julian

    January 31, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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