Book Launch: The Casualties by Nick Holdstock with Danniel Schoonebeek and Antonio Aiello

Book Launch: The Casualties by Nick Holdstock with Danniel Schoonebeek and Antonio Aiello

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In this ambitious debut novel, Holdstock explores how we see our past, our possible futures and ourselves. He asks the biggest question: How can we be saved?

Book Launch:  Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Book Launch: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

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Famed author Salman Rushdie’s new novel is a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world that has been plunged into an age of unreason.

Book Launch: Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry by Amy Odell

Book Launch: Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry by Amy Odell

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In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell gives readers a behind-the-runway look at one of New York’s most secretive, sometimes absurd, and ever alluring industries: Fashion.

Book Launch: Brooklyn Street Style: The No-Rules Guide to Fashion by Anya Sacharow and Shawn Dahl in conversation with Mary Alice Stephenson, Jennifer Rogien, Jennifer Mankins, Titania Inglis, and Michaela Angela Davis

Book Launch: Brooklyn Street Style: The No-Rules Guide to Fashion by Anya Sacharow and Shawn Dahl in conversation with Mary Alice Stephenson, Jennifer Rogien, Jennifer Mankins, Titania Inglis, and Michaela Angela Davis

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Brooklyn Street Style explores what has made the borough a global fashion mecca and presents style advice from a host of Brooklyn tastemakers with more than 175 striking street-style photographs.

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Flings by  Justin Taylor in conversation with Adam Wilson

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Flings by Justin Taylor in conversation with Adam Wilson

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Join us for the paper back launch of Flings, a collection of twelve interconnected stories in which Taylor measures the psychic vibrations of characters who are unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures.

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: US(a.) by Saul Williams

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: US(a.) by Saul Williams

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In his greatly anticipated new full-length book of poetry, “the poet laureate of hip-hop” (CNN) Saul Williams presents his ideas, observations, realizations, dreams, and questions about the state of America, the American psyche, and what it means to be American.

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Stamp, Stencil, Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand by Anna Joyce

Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Stamp, Stencil, Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand by Anna Joyce

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Inspired by vintage fabric, folk art, and shapes found in nature, textile artist Anna Joyce believes we should live with color and pattern everyday. In her new book, Joyce shares her signature hand-printing techniques for adding modern patterns to ready-made surfaces such as fabric, ceramics, paper, leather, furniture, walls, and more.

Book Launch: Fear and Clothing by Cintra Wilson with Jon Caramanica

Book Launch: Fear and Clothing by Cintra Wilson with Jon Caramanica

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In an age of mass-produced clothing and style dictated by celebrities and bloggers, what does the outfit we choose to wear in the morning say about us? To former New York Times fashion critic Cintra Wilson, fashion determines destiny.

Book Launch: Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization by Roy Scranton with Simon Critchley

Book Launch: Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization by Roy Scranton with Simon Critchley

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When US Army private Roy Scranton returned home from Iraq, he was confronted with calamities that heralded a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: the shock of global warming.  In this response to climate change, Scranton combines memoir, reportage, philosophy, and Zen wisdom to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving world.

Book Launch: Class War by Megan Erickson with Brian Jones and Bhaskar Sunkara

Book Launch: Class War by Megan Erickson with Brian Jones and Bhaskar Sunkara

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Drawing from Erickson’s own experience as a teacher in the New York City school system, Class War shows how education has been transformed into a competitive “hunger games” for the resources and social connections required for economic success.

Book Launch: Husky by Justin Sayre in conversation with Tyler Coates

Book Launch: Husky by Justin Sayre in conversation with Tyler Coates

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In this coming of age story twelve-year-old Davis confronts rising questions about his sexuality, and learns to see himself outside of the predominant adjective his peers use to describe him: husky.

Book Launch: Me, My Hair, and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession edited by Elizabeth Benedict in conversation with contributors Julia Fierro, Siri Hustvedt, Emma Gilbey Keller, Anne Kreamer and Rosie Schaap

Book Launch: Me, My Hair, and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession edited by Elizabeth Benedict in conversation with contributors Julia Fierro, Siri Hustvedt, Emma Gilbey Keller, Anne Kreamer and Rosie Schaap

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A dynamite cast of women writers candidly share the stories of their lives through the hair on their heads. Representing women from all walks of life, these essays show just how tightly our identities are tied up in our tresses.

Food52 Cookbook Launch: Food52 Baking & Food52 Vegan

Food52 Cookbook Launch: Food52 Baking & Food52 Vegan

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IACP Award winning website Food52 celebrates the launch of two new cookbooks.  Both collections present new spins on culinary classics, from Baked Cardamom French Toast to a plant based recipe for Ginger Roasted Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Book Launch: Fear of Dying by Erica Jong

Book Launch: Fear of Dying by Erica Jong

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An honest and delightful look at what it really takes to be human and female in the 21st century, Fear of Dying is a book for everyone who has ever been shaken and changed by love, or who wants to be!

Book Launch: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Book Launch: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell writes books about misfits and nerds, or people who feel like misfits and nerds, and how find their way through life — cracking each other up and falling in love.

Book Launch: Noted: A Journal to Explore How We Shape, Create, and Develop Ideas By Adam Turnbull

Book Launch: Noted: A Journal to Explore How We Shape, Create, and Develop Ideas By Adam Turnbull

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This interactive journal explores how the medium of what’s around you can define the message you didn’t even know you were creating.

Book Launch: Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine with Mike Sacks

Book Launch: Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine with Mike Sacks

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Long time New Yorker contributor and New York Times Notable Book winner brings us his new work a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics.

Book Launch: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel

Book Launch: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel

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Genre-bending stories of bestial transformation, accidental murder, erotically-challenged dictatorship, and other tales of darkness, absurdity, and confusion.

Book Launch: You Blew It! by Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowtiz

Book Launch: You Blew It! by Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowtiz

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You Blew It! hilariously examines social, cultural and work-related faux pas, and how we are doomed to repeat these missteps.

Book Launch: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

Book Launch: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

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National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann presents his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade in which he charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments.

Book Launch: The Laws of Cooking…And How to Break Them by Justin Warner

Book Launch: The Laws of Cooking…And How to Break Them by Justin Warner

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This all-star chef explains his unique ideas about “flavor theory” and demonstrates his philosophy in 110 inventive recipes.

Book Launch: Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories by Reza Farazmand

Book Launch: Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories by Reza Farazmand

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This eponymous collection brings together fan favorites with new comics and original essays to share Farazmand’s take on love, nature, and robots.

Book Launch: If the Raindrops United by Judah Friedlander

Book Launch: If the Raindrops United by Judah Friedlander

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If the Raindrops United is a collection of hilarious and surprisingly profound drawings that show a new side to this acclaimed comedian’s zany and praised comedy.

Book Launch: You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent

Book Launch: You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent

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The author of Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse takes on the F-word: feminism, and skewers a range of cultural issues in her new book.

Book Launch: An Embarrassment of Riches by Adrian Buckmaster

Book Launch: An Embarrassment of Riches by Adrian Buckmaster

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In his first monograph, Buckmaster features nearly 300 gorgeous images, showcasing the multitude of ways in which people present, modify, and adorn their bodies in the pursuit of self-expression.

Book Launch: Women Chefs of New York by Nadia Arumugam

Book Launch: Women Chefs of New York by Nadia Arumugam

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Interviews with more than 25 female chefs in New York reveal insights into some of the city’s top culinary talent, and pages of mouthwatering images will inspire readers to try these exclusive recipes!

Book Launch: Beloved Dog by Maira Kalman

Book Launch: Beloved Dog by Maira Kalman

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This renowned artist and author explores the joys of lessons of having “the dearest, funniest, lovingest, loyalist” of friends – a canine companion.

Book Launch: Made in Brooklyn: An Essential Guide to the Borough’s Artisanal Food & Drink Makers by Susanne König, Melissa Schreiber Vaughan and Heather Weston

Book Launch: Made in Brooklyn: An Essential Guide to the Borough’s Artisanal Food & Drink Makers by Susanne König, Melissa Schreiber Vaughan and Heather Weston

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With over 1100 original photographs and 110 profiles of local Brooklyn artisans, readers will get an in depth view of food, drink, and more in this trailblazing borough.

Book Launch: You’re the Best by The Satellite Sisters

Book Launch: You’re the Best by The Satellite Sisters

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You’re the Best is the perfect thank-you note to our female friends and the ideal reminder that it’s our friends who get us up, get us going, get us through and, most importantly, make us laugh.

Book Launch: Food Whore by Jessica Tom in conversation with Leiti Hsu

Book Launch: Food Whore by Jessica Tom in conversation with Leiti Hsu

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Food Whore has all the ingredients of a tasty read: with restaurants modeled after real-life New York City hot-spots and steamy scenes in and out of the kitchen, Food Whore appeals to anyone who’s ever had a dream and the appetite to get there.

Book Launch: St. Marks is Dead by Ada Calhoun

Book Launch: St. Marks is Dead by Ada Calhoun

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Through her detailed writing and in-depth interviews, Calhoun creates a flawless narrative that successfully brings to life the rich history behind an iconic American street.

Book Launch: The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson

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Now for the first time, in a memoir at once fascinating, hilarious, and profound, Wilson chronicles his journey from drama geek, to his career-defining role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, and beyond.

The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi by Chef Rossi

The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi by Chef Rossi

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Talking her way into any cooking job she could get, a self-taught and self-made Rossi ended up owning one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city. The Raging Skillet is one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of life’s biggest challenges, in New York City’s most unlikely kitchens.

Book Launch: Here & There by Joshua V. Scher with Dana Kaye

Book Launch: Here & There by Joshua V. Scher with Dana Kaye

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Teleportation tore them apart. His madness and devotion will put the pieces back together.

Book Launch: The Chintz Age: Tales of Love and Loss for a New New York by Ed Hamilton

Book Launch: The Chintz Age: Tales of Love and Loss for a New New York by Ed Hamilton

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In seven stories and a novella, Hamilton takes on NYC gentrification and the clash of cultures that ensues, as his characters are forced to confront their own obsolescence in the face of a rapidly surging capitalist juggernaut.

Book Launch: Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple

Book Launch: Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple

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“Occupy’s greatest artist” (Rolling Stone) presents illustrations that chronicle the first fifteen years of our fractious twenty-first century with a new form of witness journalism.