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The Upcoming 25 – Events at Indie Bookstores Around the City (March 25 – April 25, 2009)

Layout 1Here’s the latest list of programming highlights from independent bookstores around New York City. Be sure to visit the websites of individual stores for more information:

Wednesday, March 25:

at BLUESTOCKINGS: 7 PM – Luke Bergmann reads from Getting Ghost, which documents the lives of two young drug dealers in Detroit, “…an eloquent, narrative account of the lives of those trapped in a deindustrialized city.” FREE

Thursday, March 26:

at 192 BOOKS: 6:30 PM – Felix Rohatyn discusses his new book, Bold Endeavors: How Our Government Built America, and Why it Must Rebuild Now. FREE but you must call for reservations: 212-255-4022.

at EAST WEST BOOKS: 7 PM – Book signing with Brad Warner, author of Zen-Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma. FREE

at MORNINGSIDE BOOKSHOP: 7 PM – Enjoy jazz music with Ken Wessel and Joe Fitzgerald. Refreshments too. FREE

Friday, March 27:

at STRAND BOOK STORE: 7 PM – a discussion with Mike Mills about Graphic Films, the first retrospective monograph on one of the hardest-working men in contemporary creative culture. FREE.

at DESERT ISLAND: 7 PM – Gabrielle Bell and Ariel Schrag, book release party and signing, celebrating Cecil and Jordan in New York and Likewise. FREE

Saturday, March 28:

at St. Charles Church Center in support of SISTER’S UPTOWN BOOKSTORE: 10 PM – 3rd Annual Oldies But Goodies Spring Fling Fundraiser. Funds raised help provide the free cultural events hosted by Sister’s throughout the year. (DONATION: $20 in advance , $25 at the door)

Sunday, March 29:

at FREEBIRD BOOKS: 7 PM – neighborhood resident and author Monica Ferrell reads from Beasts for the Chase. FREE

revairMonday, March 30:

at SPOONBILL & SUGARTOWN: 7 PM – Clinton Heylin, author of Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973. FREE

at PARTNERS & CRIME: 7 PM – reading and signing with Marshall Karp, author of Flipping Out, a Lomax and Biggs mystery. FREE

Tuesday, March 31:

at THE COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE: 7 PM – Jonathan Lethem and LJ Davis team up to discuss the New York Review of Book’s re-release of Davis’s 1971 novel A Meaningful Life. FREE.

Wednesday, April 1:

at JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE: 6 PM – signing with Geoff Johns, in celebration of the release of Flash: Rebirth. (There is a special panel/Q&A happening at 5 pm, see the store’s website for info on how to get your name on the list.)

Thursday, April 2:

at IDLEWILD BOOKS: 7 PM – Jacques Roubaud – book launch and reading for The Loop, sponsored by the French Consulate. FREE

imageat MELVILLE HOUSE BOOKSTORE: 7 PM – Opening night (as part of DUMBO’s First Thursday) of a new exhibit of paintings by Peter Sullivan, which will run from March 29 – May 8th. Check website for store hours. FREE

Sunday, April 5:

at Symphony Space, with bookselling by BANK STREET BOOKSTORE: 1 PM – Sherman Alexie appears at the first teen book club event. See Symphony Space website for ticket information.

Thursday, April 9:

at WORD: 7:30 pm – First event for new series, YA NOT? A literary salon for not-so-young adults. Featuring Terra Elan McVoy, author of Pure. FREE

Monday, April 13:

at HOUSING WORKS BOOKSTORE: 7 PM – NYC wedding planning experts discuss the ins and outs of planning an eco-friendly wedding. With Mireya Navarro, author of Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration, and others. See website for more info. FREE

Tuesday, April 14:

at El Museo del Barrio, hosted by LA CASA AZUL BOOKSTORE: 6:30 PM – monthly Barrio Book Club features appearance by Mirta Ojito, author of Finding Manana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus. FREE

Wednesday, April 15:

at BOOKCOURT: 7 PM – Tax Day 4 – Issue Release Party! Celebrating new issue releases by the following magazines/journals: BIDOUN, PAPER MONUMENT, CABINET and PIN-UP. FREE

public_artThursday, April 16:

at Municipal Arts Society, with bookselling by URBAN CENTER BOOKS: 6:30 PM – City of Art: New York’s Hidden Treasures Revealed – A panel will discuss the criteria for successful public art. Author Jean Phifer will autograph copies of Public Art New York. ($15, $10 MAS members. Purchase tickets online or call 212-935-2075)

at Solas, hosted by the ST. MARK’S BOOKSHOP Reading Series: 7:30 pm – Fence Magazine reading featuring writers from A Best of Fence: The First 9 Years. FREE

Saturday, April 18:

at BOOKS OF WONDER: 12 noon – 2 PM – Play Ball! Featuring six authors and artists of baseball-themed books and an appearance by Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth. More info here. FREE

Wednesday, April 22:

at MCNALLY JACKSON BOOKS: 7 PM – as part of the Author/Editor series, Deirdre Shaw, author of Love or Something Like It, will appear in conversation with her Random House editor, Laura Ford. FREE

49aef9f373Thursday, April 23:

at BOOK CULTURE: 7 PM – readings from Tania James, author of Atlas of Unknowns and Caitlin Macy, author of Spoiled. FREE

Saturday, April 25:

at POWERHOUSE ARENA: 3 PM – Mireille Guiliano reads from her new book, French Women for All Seasons, “a year of secrets, recipes and pleasures.” FREE


Written by ibnyc

March 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

Posted in Events, Upcoming25

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