This Friday, April 17th, at 7pm, Rachel Hadas will read as part of the "Poets of Other Persuasions" poetry reading. Rachel was recently interviewed by Kristen Maffei, as part of Late Night Library literary podcast series. Check it out at: http://latenightlibrary.org/rachel-hadas-the-golden-road/.
Beyond 112th St.
From postcards and family photos to shopping lists and newspaper clippings, people will use just about anything as a bookmark. We acquire numerous used books through our buyback program, and with them come the fascinating, sentimental, and sometimes strange things that were left tucked inside. Here's a brief sampling of the hidden gems we've found over the years. Enjoy!
Whether it's the bleary winter weather or a sudden craving for the bizarre and fantastic, the life and stories of Edgar Allen Poe are all the buzz right now. Last week, Marilyn Robinson published an article in the New York Review of Books on the life and career of Poe, who she aptly writes, "was and is a turbulence" in American literary history, and this week we are excited to announce a special offer for the Off Broadway play, Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe. With a special code given below, you can get tickets at a reduced price and see a performance that will bring you face to face with the eccentric American writer.
Don't miss the seventh annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival taking place Tuesday, March 31st, through Thursday, April 2nd. The Chapbook Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a medium for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. Located at venues throughout the city, the festival features a day long book fair with over 60 publishers from around the country, and includes exhibitions, workshops, installations, demonstrations, chapbook releases, and readings by prize-winning Chapbook Fellows.
Be sure to check out a recently released podcast interview with Book Culture's owner, Chris Doeblin, in which he speaks about the opening of the new Columbus Store, the historic struggle of independent bookstores in NYC, his' favorite books, and other insights into life as a bookstore owner and bookseller.
For this Small Press Spotlight, we are so pleased to feature an interview with Krystal Languell, Jennifer Firestone and Saretta Morgan at Belladonna*, a small press whose mission is to "promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable and dangerous with language." We would like to thank Julia and the Belladonna* team for the interview and hope you will come visit our small press section at our 112th St. location, showcasing unique publications from Belladonna* as well as many other presses locally based in New York City.
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