Book Launch: The Edge Becomes the Center by DW Gibson in conversation with Mark Binelli

Book Launch: The Edge Becomes the Center by DW Gibson in conversation with Mark Binelli

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In The Edge Becomes the Center acclaimed author and documentary filmmaker DW Gibson interviews individuals from all walks of life in New York City—landlords, tenants, drug dealers, politicians, artists, investment bankers, and everyone in between—to provide an intimate snapshot of the economic, social, and cultural issues that shape gentrification.

Book  Launch: I Am Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson with Alan Light

Book Launch: I Am Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson with Alan Light

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In his highly anticipated memoir, songwriter, producer and music icon Charlie Wilson reveals in candid detail the highs and lows in his extraordinary life, from drug addiction, to cancer, to finding love during his process of rehabilitation.

Book Launch: Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! by Big Freedia in conversation with Eric Shorey

Book Launch: Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! by Big Freedia in conversation with Eric Shorey

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In her frank memoir, Freedia showcases the relationship between her personal life and her career as an artist: being a “twerking sissy” is not just a job, it’s a salvation.

POW! Kids Books Launch: Indi Surfs by Chris Gorman

POW! Kids Books Launch: Indi Surfs by Chris Gorman

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Indi Surfs is the story of a little girl who braves the ocean in search of the perfect wave. Chris Gorman’s striking, debut picture book, Indi Surfs, is an homage to vintage California travel ads and rock poster art that’s sure to resonate with children ages 4 to 8 as well as adults.

Third Anniversary Party: Pen and Ink by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

Third Anniversary Party: Pen and Ink by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

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Join us for the third anniversary of Pen and Ink, the book based on the popular Tumblr blog. This book grants us access to the tattoos of artists, writers, rockers, and ordinary people, along with the stories that inspired their creation.

Book Launch: Red Lightning by Laura Pritchett in conversation with Joanna Hershon

Book Launch: Red Lightning by Laura Pritchett in conversation with Joanna Hershon

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PEN USA Fiction award winning author Laura Pritchett brings us Red Lightening, in which protagonist Tess returns home to the eastern plains of Colorado after running drugs and illegal immigrants across the US-Mexico border. In this spare and haunting tale, Tess faces her family, a wildfire ravaging the land, and her own guilt.

Book Launch: Girl in Glass by Deanna Fei

Book Launch: Girl in Glass by Deanna Fei

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More than just a personal memoir, Deanna Fei’s Girl in Glass brings to light important issues such as medical privacy and employee rights to insurance and healthcare. It is an exploration of the value of human life and a testament to the strength of motherhood in spite of tragedy and uncertainty.

Book Launch: South on Highland by Liana Maeby with Kevin Seccia

Book Launch: South on Highland by Liana Maeby with Kevin Seccia

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In her raw and haunting debut novel, Liana Maeby’s explores the dark path of addiction, and questions our culture’s response to drug dependence and sensationalism.

The Books Beneath the Bridge reading of: Saint Mazie and Spinster by Jami Attenberg and Kate Bolick

The Books Beneath the Bridge reading of: Saint Mazie and Spinster by Jami Attenberg and Kate Bolick

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Join us for the annual Books Beneath the Bridge reading series, as Jami Attenberg and Kate Bolick read from their latest books against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline as part of this Borough-wide literary festival. This evening will feature a reading, followed by Q&A and book signing. Lead support for Books Beneath the Bridge is provided by AT&T, and is in partnership with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservatory. Click here for more information.

Book Launch: Bennington Girls are Easy by Charlotte Silver in conversation with Alida Nugent

Book Launch: Bennington Girls are Easy by Charlotte Silver in conversation with Alida Nugent

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Charlotte Silver paints an achingly real portrait of young adulthood and the ways friendships evolve. Set in New York, Silver captures a youthful idealism and folly that’s universal in nature to produce a ruefully funny, cautionary tale. Alida Nugent, author of Don’t Worry, it Get’s Worse, joins her in conversation.

Book Launch: Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper by Hilary Liftin with Susan Choi

Book Launch: Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper by Hilary Liftin with Susan Choi

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Hilary Liftin is the ghostwriter and co-writer behind numerous celebrity memoirs, nine of which have gone on to become New York Times bestsellers. In Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper, Liftin enters the world of fiction with a smart “memoir” that bares all and reveals the circumstances behind a celebrity marriage gone terribly wrong.

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Iran – The Untold Story with Dr. Nina Ansary and Cyrus M. Copeland moderated by Yasiman Beitollahi

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Iran – The Untold Story with Dr. Nina Ansary and Cyrus M. Copeland moderated by Yasiman Beitollahi

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Dr. Nina Ansary and Cyrus M. Copeland team up to their new books, Jewels of Allah and Off the Radar. Huffington Post journalist Yasamin Beitollahi joins them in a discussion to debunk stereotypes associated with Iranian women.

Book Launch: Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos

Book Launch: Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos

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The new novel from the best-selling author of Broken for You spins the stories of a dedicated teacher, his enigmatic son, and a wartime survivor into an affecting tale of love, loss, and handwriting.

Book Launch: Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott in conversation with Valaria Luiselli

Book Launch: Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott in conversation with Valaria Luiselli

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Infinite Home is the story of Edith, a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways—in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart—the renters must band together to protect their Edith and their home.

Book Launch: The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City by Luther Campbell

Book Launch: The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City by Luther Campbell

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At a time when our communities are under attack from police brutality, abysmal public education, and poverty, Luther’s amazing life story The Book of Luke shows how one person can change a community and a country.

Book Launch: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald

Book Launch: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Debut novelist Alexandra Kleeman brings us You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, a story that concerns sex and friendship, consumption and appetite, faith and transformation, real food and fast food, TV commercials and reality television, and a wholly singular vision of modern womanhood.

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: Stamp, Stencil, Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand by Anna Joyce

Book Launch: 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.