Hi, I was wondering if there's an estimated time your oct 6th event will run till? I would love to attend but I actually have a night class at my college in Brooklyn till 830, would it be worth making the trip afterwards or not? Thanks ever so much!
Hi Lizzy! Scoot down right after class, we close at 9PM so you can make it just under the wire!
Hey Anon! Great question. We’re trying to rotate our literary speed dating events so that everyone gets a chance to participate. We want everyone to fall in book love (or at least book let’s-go-on-a-date)!
On Tuesday night I stopped by Housing Works for Harper Perennial’s 50th anniversary, featuring Roxane Gay, Kate Zambreno, Marcy Dermansky, Simon Van Booy, Darragh McKeon, and author and moderator Ben Greenman. Each brought an “enduring” book with them to share, and it felt rather like a writerly show and tell. It was delightful. I’ve named each book and picked a random choice quote from each author (which may or may not be about their book):
I’m Amy Wilson, the new Events Assistant here at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. New to New York, originally from Portland OR (home of powells), most recently in Ann Arbor MI (home of literatibookstore). Very pleased to be in this city, at this bookstore, on this website.
Sometimes the things you see here on this tumblr will be posted by me.