Posts filed under ‘Offsite Events’
Our first store event for the new year is two weeks from tonight! We will kick things off with Dissent Magazine’s Winter Issue Launch event on February 25th. Other highlights include Rashid Khalidi, talking about his new book, Sowing Crisis on March 9th. Please check our store events schedule to see what else we have planned for February and March.
We just posted some photos from The Bookmaker event that Book Culture hosted at Pisticci restaurant this past Tuesday night. And just this morning, Bookmaker author Michael J. Agovino was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show – view the video here. We have a few autographed copies of the book at the store.
Book Culture sells books at a variety of literary events that take place at Symphony Space and other off-site venues throughout the city. Last night we were on hand to hear Judith Jones and Alex Prud’homme talk about their food memoirs and relationships with the legendary Julia Child. We have additional copies of both books, plus the 40th anniversary edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in the store right now.
We also have copies on hand for next week’s Selected Shorts Series event at Symphony Space — Feb. 13 at 7:30 pm — that will feature new voices from the pages of The Paris Review. Editor Philip Gourevitch and Senior Editor Nathaniel Rich will co-host a night that will feature the fiction of Karl Taro Greenfeld and Daniel Kehlmann, among others. We’ll be there, selling the latest Paris Review issue, plus Picador’s Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I and II. More info on the event can be found here.
As part of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs National Conference (AWP), Creative Nonfiction and W.W. Norton & Company will host a party to celebrate the winner of the first-ever Creative Nonfiction MFA Program- Off.
Lee Gutkind, founder of Creative Nonfiction, will speak briefly about the genre, and contest winners will read from their selections at the Ding Dong Lounge (929 Columbus Avenue, between 105th and 106th Streets).
Finalists who will be reading include: Jennifer McClung, Joanna Eleftheriou, Sierra Bellows, Margaret MacInnis, Hilary Hansen. The last to read will be grand prize winner, Amy Andrews.
Book Culture will be there selling books and enjoying the festivities. We’ll have copies of The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume One, as well as Gutkind’s brand new March ’08 release, Keep it Real – Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction.
The program will begin promptly at 8pm, and the kind folks at the Ding Dong will be offering beer and drink specials. Be sure to stop by for some literary-infused libations!
Acclaimed author Zadie Smith (On Beauty) will host this reading to celebrate the release of The Book of Other People (Penguin), a collection that she edited of new short stories by contemporary authors. A selection of the book’s contributors will read, including George Saunders (In Persuasion Nation), Vendela Vida (Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name), and special guest Maggie Gyllenhaal, who will read Miranda July’s story “Roy Spivey.”
Here’s what the New York Times had to say about the book:
Whether they are old-fashioned narratives, playful improvisations or comic-strip-like tales told in pictures, these stories force us to re-evaluate that old chestnut “Character is destiny.” They remind us that an individual’s life is itself a narrative with a beginning, a middle and at least the intimations of an end.
All proceeds from the book and the event benefit free writing and tutoring programs for children at 826NYC. Book Culture will be selling copies throughout the evening, and Zadie Smith will sign books after the reading. Tickets for the event, being held at Symphony Space (W. 95th and Broadway), are $25 and can be purchased here.
The “Rush” coursebook selling season prevents us from holding events in the store at the beginning of each school semester. But Book Culture keeps busy with off-site events all year long.
We sell books at venues throughout the city, and at a variety of lectures, conferences and presentations on campus at Columbia, Barnard, CUNY and others. This month we will be selling books at two exciting literary events that are open to the public. Details to follow…very soon!
If you’d like to talk with us about selling books at your event, please send an email to events AT bookculture DOT com.