Small Business Saturday was on November 28. To help us celebrate, some local authors came in to work as guest booksellers. Lee Child, Time O'Mara, Andrea Chapin, and Joshua Ferris all had a chance to write their own "staff recommendations." See them below, and thanks to all who shopped small this weekend (and always)!
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/.
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.
Ann Morgan writes in the opening of The World Between Two Covers, "I glanced up at my bookshelves, the proud record of more than twenty years of reading, and found a host of English and North American greats starting down at me I had barely touched a work by a foreign language author in years The awful truth dawned. I was a literary xenophobe."
Prompted to read a book translated into English from each of the world's 195 UN-recognized countries (plus Taiwan and one extra), Ann sought out classics, folktales, current favorites and commercial triumphs, novels, short stories, memoirs, and countless mixtures of all these things..
On Friday, May 1st, at 7pm, Céline Keating will launch her new novel, Play For Me at Book Culture on Columbus. A writer living in New York City, Keating's short fiction has been published in many literary magazines, including Appearances, Echoes, Emry’s Journal, The North Stone Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Santa Clara Review. Céline is an avid student of classical guitar and a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar and Minor 7th magazines. Her articles have also appeared in Coastal Living, Guitar World, and Poets & Writers magazines. Her debut novel, Layla, was published in 2011. Her new novel, Play for Me is published by She Writes Press.
We are looking forward to the reading and discussion of Charity Scribner's latest book, After the Red Army Faction on Wednesday, March 18th, at 7pm. An associate professor at the City University of New York, Charity Scribner teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College. She is also the author of Requiem for Communism.
On Wednesday, May 13th, at 7pm, author DW Gibson will launch his latest book, The Edge Becomes the Center at Book Culture on Columbus. DW Gibson is the author of Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today's Changing Economy. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, BOMB, and The Caravan. Gibson serves as director of Writers Omi at Ledig House in Ghent, New York, which is part of the Omi International Arts Center.
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