Dumbo Lit Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Dumbo Lit Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.

Author Appearance & Reading: Wild Embers by Nikita Gill

Author Appearance & Reading: Wild Embers by Nikita Gill

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In a world burdened by cynicism—in which women are still held to impossible standards of perfectionism—the call for powerful female voices rings out louder now more than ever. Answering that call is Nikita Gill, the London-based poet and visual artist whose inspirational writings have taken the social media world by storm, and have been shared by the likes of Khloe Kardashian and LeAnn Rimes. Nikita Gill’s WILD EMBERS: Poems of Rebellion, Fire, and Beauty is a collection of her poems on love, beauty, femininity, and the powerful magic that lies within us all.

Book Launch: Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos — in conversation w/ Emily Nussbaum

Book Launch: Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos — in conversation w/ Emily Nussbaum

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The first definitive biography of Weegee the Famous — photographer, psychic, fiend —
from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.

Book Launch: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd — in conversation w/ Linnea Hartsuyker

Book Launch: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd — in conversation w/ Linnea Hartsuyker

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Set in a dangerous near future world, The Book of M tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love—a sweeping debut that illuminates the power that memories have not only on the heart, but on the world itself.

Kids' Book Launch: I'M SAD by Michael Ian Black & Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Kids' Book Launch: I'M SAD by Michael Ian Black & Debbie Ridpath Ohi

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A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I’m Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

Book Launch: Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss

Book Launch: Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss

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In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.

Book Launch: Good Trouble by Joseph O'Neill

Book Launch: Good Trouble by Joseph O'Neill

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A masterly collection of eleven stories about the way we live now from the best-selling author of Netherland. From bourgeois facial hair trends to parental sleep deprivation, O’Neill closely observes the mores of his characters, whose vacillations and second thoughts expose the mysterious pettiness, the underlying violence, and, sometimes, the surprising beauty of ordinary life in the early twenty-first century.

Book Launch: Wavehouse by Alice Kaltman

Book Launch: Wavehouse by Alice Kaltman

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Sixteen year-old Anna Dugan is a super surfer who feels most at home when taking off on a ten-foot wave. But surf culture bores Anna big time. While other surfers follow trends and speak the lingo, Anna harbors a secret desire to be an artist, drawing houses made of waves. It’s not the most practical dream for the daughter of a single mom living in Kendall’s Watch, a beach town where most kids are so surf-centric they think ‘Current Events’ have something to do with ocean tides. To protect herself from the pressure and the panic, Anna decides to only surf at her private break, Secretspot, for the rest of the summer. But Secretspot becomes treacherous in ways Anna never imagined, and the danger has nothing to do with waves.

Book Launch: 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow — in conversation w/ Reshma Saujani

Book Launch: 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow — in conversation w/ Reshma Saujani

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Yarrow’s thoughtful, juicy, and timely examination is a must-read for anyone trying to understand 21st century sexism and end it for the next generation.

Book Launch: The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock

Book Launch: The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock

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In the tradition of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Completionist is speculative fiction at its very best: imaginative and propulsive, revealing our own world in bold and unexpected ways.

Book Launch: Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz

Book Launch: Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz

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Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience, modern feminism, and how the easy advice of “you can be anything you want!” is actually pretty fucking difficult when there are so many possible versions of yourself it seems like you could be.

Brooklyn Paperback Launch: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Brooklyn Paperback Launch: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

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Overflowing with inventiveness and humor that fans of Rushdie will recognize, The Golden House is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with an incomparable daring, elegant wit.

Book Launch: A Diet of Worms by Erik Rasmussen

Book Launch: A Diet of Worms by Erik Rasmussen

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At times exultant, at others misanthropic, A Diet Of Worms tells the story of a young cynic’s misadventures on the hunt for something to believe in.

Book Launch: Obama: An Oral History by Brian Abrams — in conversation w/ Rob O’Donnell & Rachel Racusen

Book Launch: Obama: An Oral History by Brian Abrams — in conversation w/ Rob O’Donnell & Rachel Racusen

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Obama: An Oral History is the first ever comprehensive oral history of President Obama’s White House, an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency.

Book Launch: To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelmann

Book Launch: To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelmann

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On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Forty minutes later, rescuers found the body of four-year-old Eldon. Miraculously, his seven-year-old sister, Trinity, was saved. As the public cried out for blood, Amanda was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison. The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children?

Book Launch: Evolution of Goddess by Emma Mildon

Book Launch: Evolution of Goddess by Emma Mildon

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Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess. Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Activing Your Feminine Superpowers is a practical introduction to the goddess realm, digging up the histories of long-forgotten myths of goddesses of love, war, death, the sun, the moon, and more.

Book Launch: Open Mic Night in Moscow by Audrey Murray

Book Launch: Open Mic Night in Moscow by Audrey Murray

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The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan.

Book Launch: The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen

Book Launch: The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen

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From the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man comes a riveting high-seas adventure that combines Christensen’s signature wit, irony, and humanity to create a striking and unforgettable vision of our times.

Book Launch: If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

Book Launch: If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

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An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love—the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. Richly told and deeply moving, If You Leave Me is a stunning portrait of war and refugee life, a passionate and timeless romance, and a heartrending exploration of one woman’s longing for autonomy in a rapidly changing world.

Book Launch: Who Will Speak for America? Edited by Stephanie Feldman & Nathaniel Popkin — Featuring Readings by KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, & Herman Beavers

Book Launch: Who Will Speak for America? Edited by Stephanie Feldman & Nathaniel Popkin — Featuring Readings by KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, & Herman Beavers

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Who Will Speak for America? inspires readers by emphasizing the power of patience, organizing, resilience and community. These moving works advance the conversation the American colonists began, and that generations of activists, in their efforts to perfect our union, have elevated and amplified.

All royalties will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Book Launch: How to Leave by Erin Clune

Book Launch: How to Leave by Erin Clune

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When Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys said that if you could make it in New York, you could make it anywhere, they probably weren’t talking about the middle of nowhere or whatever suburb you used to make fun of. Erin Clune regales readers with priceless stories of her own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin, and provides a jocular but useful guide—for anyone leaving, or thinking about leaving, their own personal mecca—to finding contentment while staying true to yourself in a place far, far away from The City.

Book Launch: Photographers on Photography by Henry Carroll

Book Launch: Photographers on Photography by Henry Carroll

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Think you know photography? Think again. Through a carefully curated selection of quotes and images, this book reveals what matters most to the masters of photography. With accompanying text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you’ll learn what photography actually means to the giants of the genres and how they developed their distinctive visual styles.

Photos from recent events

Memoir Monday | May 21, 2018
Pigeon Pages Literary Reading | May 20, 2018
When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker | May 16, 2018
One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway by Philip Ashforth Coppola, Ezra Bookstein & Jeremy Workman | May 10, 2018
Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash (Featuring Readings by Nicola Maye Goldberg & Mila Jaroniec) | May 9, 2018
Alternative Remedies for Loss by Joanna Cantor (in conversation w/ Joanna Hershon) | May 8, 2018
How to Deal by Sami Main | May 4, 2018
Red Ink Series: OBSESSION hosted by Michele Filgate w/ Julie Buntin, Vanessa Mártir, Piper Weiss, DéLana R.A. Dameron & Jessie Chaffee | May 3, 2018
Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York by Marc Vidal & Yann de Rochefort | May 2, 2018
Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change by Tao Lin (in conversation w/ Emily Witt) | May 1, 2018
pH Books Launch: The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers by Andrew Garn | April 25, 2018
SLUTEVER by Karley Sciortino | February 7, 2018