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We are a nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space in downtown NYC. All proceeds from every show you attend and everything you buy, down to a record and a PBR, go directly to our mission of fighting AIDS and homelessness. 126 Crosby Street, NYC

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rachelfershleiser:

authorstalker:

In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine. 

1. That dress, those tights.

2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence? 

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Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.

Excellent talk by excellent person rachelfershleiser, who created this Tumblr (and talks about it in the above video)!

pre1923:

In a Library by Emily DickinsonPoems, 1890

Emily Dickinson didn’t know that Housing Works Bookstore also has lots of rare (and antique books)… hehe…
But actually, check out our Spring 2014 Rare Book Catalog! There’s some fantastic stuff in there.

pre1923:

In a Library by Emily Dickinson
Poems, 1890

Emily Dickinson didn’t know that Housing Works Bookstore also has lots of rare (and antique books)… hehe…

But actually, check out our Spring 2014 Rare Book Catalog! There’s some fantastic stuff in there.

(via poetrybomb)

Our poetry tables up front look very nice, and we’re celebrating National Poetry Month with a sale! If you’re in New York, the sale goes until Sunday, so make sure to stop in.

Our poetry tables up front look very nice, and we’re celebrating National Poetry Month with a sale! If you’re in New York, the sale goes until Sunday, so make sure to stop in.

lastnightsreading:

Jen Doll at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14
Buy the drawing here.

And Jenn Doll continued her April residency here at Housing Works. Up next, finally, her own launch party for Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest on May 1!

lastnightsreading:

Jen Doll at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14

Buy the drawing here.

And Jenn Doll continued her April residency here at Housing Works. Up next, finally, her own launch party for Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest on May 1!

lastnightsreading:

Kathleen Hale at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14
Buy the drawing here.

Kathleen Hale, author of No One Else Can Have You, was charming and hilarious at last night’s panel of first-time authors. We have signed copies here, come get one! Her signature is pretty much the best signature ever. You’ll see.

lastnightsreading:

Kathleen Hale at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14

Buy the drawing here.

Kathleen Hale, author of No One Else Can Have You, was charming and hilarious at last night’s panel of first-time authors. We have signed copies here, come get one! Her signature is pretty much the best signature ever. You’ll see.

(via 5 Delicious-Looking Meals From Fiction (PHOTOS))

Finally! More Fictitious Dishes! And it’s a book! Here: The Metamorphasis.

(via 5 Delicious-Looking Meals From Fiction (PHOTOS))

Finally! More Fictitious Dishes! And it’s a book! Here: The Metamorphasis.

713 notes
theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”
Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

I will always reblog Zadie.

theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”

Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

I will always reblog Zadie.

Allen Crawford’s “Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself”

Join Allen and friends here on May 27 for Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself with Allen Crawford!

(Source: vimeo.com)

readandbreathe:

From WONDERLAND by Stacey D’Erasmo.

Stacey is amazing and we are launching this book on May 6: Largehearted Lit: Featuring Stacey D’Erasmo in Conversation with Elissa Schappell

readandbreathe:

From WONDERLAND by Stacey D’Erasmo.

Stacey is amazing and we are launching this book on May 6: Largehearted Lit: Featuring Stacey D’Erasmo in Conversation with Elissa Schappell

Check out our Debutantes, joining us tomorrow to discuss writing, selling, and publishing their first novels: Jen Doll, Kathleen Hale, Ariel Lawhon, Lindsey J. Palmer, Susan Rieger, and Helen Wan with moderator Liz Egan.

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