Out and About: March Events

The Center for Book ArtsThe Center for Book Arts


Free entry, event pricing varies

Tucked into the bottom of Midtown Manhattan is a publisher’s paradise. Any bibliophile would love to take a tour of the Center for Book Arts, an organization that promotes, archives, and studies the beauty of books. Currently on exhibition is Silence Unbound, art meant to draw connections between the written word and aesthetic principles. Events and lectures are held regularly: for a full schedule, take a look at their site.


Unfamiliar StreetsNYPL

March 19, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM

New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwartzman Building

First come first served

In celebration of the new book Unfamiliar Streets: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, author Katherine Bussard will host a talk about contemporary art and New York City. Bussard will be joined by photographers Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Martha Rosler. From the NYPL: “Bussard’s lively and engaging text, a timely response to a growing interest in urban photography, challenges the traditional understanding of street photography and makes original and important connections among urban culture, social history, and the visual arts, constructing a new historical model for understanding street photography.”


mcnallyjackson_logoThe Blurry Line between YA and Adult

March 22, 2014, 7:00 PM

McNally Jackson

First come first served

As part of the NYC Teen Author festival, this panel will delve into the differences and similarities of Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult literature. David Levithan hosts Rainbow Rowell, Patrick Flanery, Eliot Schrefer, and Jennifer E. Smith. Bonus: Levithan will be promoting his book Two Boys Kissing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble on the 21st.  For more information on the festival and other events, visit their Facebook page.


Redeployment bookcourt_bookstore_brooklyn_logo

March 24, 2014, 7:00 PM


First come first served

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Phil Klay will be promoting his new memoir Redeployment, a collection of stories from his time spent in Iraq and Afghanistan. Motifs of brutality, faith, and survival stipple the book painting a picture of the harsh realities of military life and the return home. From Publisher’s Weekly: “This debut collection of a dozen stories resonates with themes of battle and images of residual battlefield pain and psychological trauma.”


barnesRachel Zoe

March 25, 2014, 6:00 PM

Barnes and Noble Tribeca

First Come First Served, must purchase book to attend

Stylist, reality star, and fashion icon Rachel Zoe will be promoting her new book Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour. Those wishing to attend must purchase the book at the store. She will be signing copies.



About Blog Editor

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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