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lizzyprice said: 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!

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coverspy:

Are you a single gentleman? 
A book-lover?
Lookin’ for a literary lady?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, boy do we have an event for you! Gentlemen, sign yourselves up for Literary Speed Dating at housingworksbookstore on October 16th at 7pm. Your ticket will get you ten 6 minute dates, a drink, 10% off of books all night, some great book recommendations, and lively conversation. Buy your tickets here, gents. (Ladies, if you’re interested, sign up for the waitlist, we’re currently sold out at this time.) 

coverspy:

Are you a single gentleman? 

A book-lover?

Lookin’ for a literary lady?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, boy do we have an event for you! Gentlemen, sign yourselves up for Literary Speed Dating at housingworksbookstore on October 16th at 7pm. Your ticket will get you ten 6 minute dates, a drink, 10% off of books all night, some great book recommendations, and lively conversation. Buy your tickets here, gents. (Ladies, if you’re interested, sign up for the waitlist, we’re currently sold out at this time.) 

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Anonymous said: What if a lady wants to meet a lady?

coverspy:

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)!

We actually co-hosted an I Like Your Glasses literary speed dating event for ladies who want to meet ladies in June, and it was a huge success. Sign up for the waitlist via housingworksbookstore to be the first to hear about it next time.

These events usually sell out extremely quickly for ladies (meeting ladies or men!) and there is a limited amount of seating, so it’s definitely to your advantage to do so. This goes for everyone!

Hope to see you at the next one!

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

(It’s a big one.)

Monday! theleagueofassistanteditors presents Dealmakers! It’s like speed-dating for book people. (But highly professional.)

Tuesday! We join forces with wordbookstores to celebrate The Rise of Aurora West with author Paul Pope and editor/critic Jill Steinhauer. Free. More details here.

Wednesday! Our monthly series on food and food writing, DISH, returns. This time around we have gin, soda jerks, and jam. 

Thursday! vol1brooklyn gives us 3-minute stories by a wide variety of readers on a rich and fruitful topic: suburbia. 

Friday! We honestly can’t wait to host Chloe Caldwell (and her super-cool friends) and launch her new novella, Women

Saturday-Sunday! Our monthly 30% off sale. Get yourself something to relax; you’ve had a long week.

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We had a great time at our little pop-up shop at the High Line’s Sprouting Communities event this weekend! Volunteer Glory and Bookseller Tom represented the bookstore.

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books:

We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.
Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!
This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!

Even if you are not gay, come be gay, because everyone is gay! This is going to be fantastic, hope to see you there.

books:

We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.

Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!

This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!

Even if you are not gay, come be gay, because everyone is gay! This is going to be fantastic, hope to see you there.

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penandink:

A very special Pen & Ink featuring poet Saeed Jones, whose new collection Prelude to Bruise is in stores now.
Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them will be released on October 7th. You can pre-order your copy here, here, here, or here, and learn more about the book here.

I dare you to read this and not have feelings. Saeed will be here on October 7 for Tumblr & Tattly Present: A Night of Pen & Ink. We hope you can come!

penandink:

A very special Pen & Ink featuring poet Saeed Jones, whose new collection Prelude to Bruise is in stores now.

Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them will be released on October 7th. You can pre-order your copy here, here, here, or here, and learn more about the book here.

I dare you to read this and not have feelings. Saeed will be here on October 7 for Tumblr & Tattly Present: A Night of Pen & Ink. We hope you can come!

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It’s raining in the city today, but that didn’t stop a group of NYU professors from getting their donation to us in the most adorable way possible. Thanks, y’all!

It’s raining in the city today, but that didn’t stop a group of NYU professors from getting their donation to us in the most adorable way possible. Thanks, y’all!

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Harper Perenniel’s 50th Anniversary with Roxane Gay, Kate Zambreno, Marcy Dermansky, Simon Van Booy, Darragh McKeon, and Ben Greenman

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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):

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malapropsbookstore:

"Read books, care about things, get excited, try not to be too down on yourself, enjoy the ever present game of knowing."

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malapropsbookstore:

"Read books, care about things, get excited, try not to be too down on yourself, enjoy the ever present game of knowing."

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