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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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This week at HWBC:

Join us tonight as rock writer Marc Spitz and novelist, essayist, and critic Chuck Klosterman discuss Spitz’s new book Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the 90s.


Tomorrow,
come learn about what it means to be an American expat in Eastern Europe with Keeping Bedlam at Bay in the Prague Cafe with author M. Henderson Ellis and Arthur Phillips and jazz musician Karel Ruzicka.

Then on Wednesday join us for the Slaughterhouse 90210 4th Birthday Party! Hosted by Maris Kreizman and featuring readings from Jami Attenberg, Ron Currie Jr., and Emma Straub.

Thursday night the Moth StorySLAM! returns with the theme Busted. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Finally, on Friday, we are pleased to present with WORD I Would Die 4 U: A Prince Dance Party with Touré and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest! Tickets are $5 and available at the event page.

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