Out and About: Start the New Year Off Right

Happy New Year fellow WNBA-NYCers! I’m sure your Resolutions are underway and if getting out and about with other bibliophiles to enjoy book related events then you have come to the right place.

HW-sign Opportunities for Authors, Readers, and Bookstores in the Digital Age

A panel discussion on the plethora of options available to authors and readers today, featuring eBook and self-publishing experts: local author Nathaniel Kressen, Miral Sattar from BiblioCrunch, Mary Cummings from Diversion Books, Oren Berman from Authoright, and moderator Christine Munroe from Kobo. A party to celebrate local independent authors to follow – including a Kobo eReader giveaway and free eBooks!


Smörgåsbord of Books

This is a sumptuous 3-course feast of readings and stories, as told by New York’s hottest chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, food authors, bloggers and critics. Kevin C Fitzpatrick reads from and discusses his book, Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide.  Brooklyn Magazine Food Editor Sarah Zorn discusses her book: Brooklyn Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Coney Island to Brooklyn Heights.


Desire Map Book Clubimages


The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte, is more than just a program for goals with Soul—it’s a life philosophy. Desire is the engine of creation. Feelings are your road signs. Desire mapping is how to get where you want to go. The focus of this book club event is to gather with a common purpose: to feel the way you truly want to feel in every area of your life. We’ll be opening up some dialogue — from the sacredness to the practicalities of core desired feelings, goal setting, and embracing gratitude as a practice. To dig a little deeper and get clear about how we want to feel in the New Year.

  • Tuesday, January 7th
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Astoria Bookshop
  • 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, New York
  • $22, the price of the book


mcnallyjackson_logoGeorge Saunders in Conversation with Ben Stiller

Join us on January 10th for an evening with George Saunders, author of Tenth of December, and Ben Stiller, star of the new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, based on the 1939 short story of the same name by James Thurber. Saunders and Stiller will discuss comedy, satire, and the hope—or lack thereof—underlying their work. Film clips, readings and conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Free and open to the public.

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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