Around Town: June Readings and Book Events

Summer is just around the corner and New York City is ripe with fun events and activities. Don’t go home, stay out and read! Got a hot tip on a cool event? Let us know!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Live from the NYPL: John Waters
7:00 PM

Author of the upcoming novel Carsick (out June third), Waters discusses hitchhiking across the country to examine this lost art. As a filmmaker and artist his eye for eccentricity shines in this new novel and will surely be a fresh discussion. John Waters is known for his directorial work in the original Hairspray and Pink Flamingos.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Yearly James Joyce Tribute- Ulysses
6:00 PM

This annual reading event brings together authors who read from James Joyce’s works, this year it is from Ulysses. Celebrating a literary innovator and remembering his writing authors like Malachy McCourt, Jeffery Frank, Aedin Moloney and others will pay their respects to this literary great.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Megan Abbot – The Fever @ BookCourt
7:00 PM

Meet the talented author for a reading, audience Q&A, and book signing. Her new novel explores the dynamic of secrecy, guilt and desire that threatens a small town after a young teen has an unexplained seizure. Join Abbot in discussing this chilling new novel and hear the author discuss and answer questions about The Fever.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ellen Lupton @ The Strand
7:00-8:00 PM

Ellen Lupton, acclaimed graphic designer, discusses her new book Type on Screen and her previous book, Thinking with Type. She explores how “digital” is shaping our conception of type in mediums outside of physical print books. With all the changes happening, this event can shed light on  adaptation from physical to digital type products, and what that means for the future of publishing.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Then & Now: A History of Pop Culture Book Group- Cooked
11:30 AM

This book group reads and discusses all types of fun and engaging non-fiction. They meet the fourth Saturday of every month, where all are welcome to join. This month they explore Cooked by Michael Pollan. Michael brings you on his journey to mastering the art of cooking in all different ways; shaping not just our knowledge of cooking, but the social and ecological relationships they develop.


Special thanks to WNBA member Kimberly Richardson for this month’s Around Town Post!

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The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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