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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.

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

Lev Grossman, Lauren Beukes, and Jeff VanderMeer discuss the weirder side of writing at We’re All Mad Here, presented by WORD. Monday. 7pm. Free.

Celebrate Perennial’s authors, modern and classic, with us on Tuesday! The Harper Perennial Publishers 50th Anniversary Celebration will feature panel discussion by Roxane Gay, Simon Van Booy, Marcy Dermansky, Kate Zambreno, and Darragh McKeon. Moderated by Ben Greenman. Free!

Relax with beer and popcorn and get subversive at a screening of The Outsiders to mark Banned Books Week. Also free!

Peek inside the minds of strangers at Ask Roulette, hosted by Jody Avirgan and featuring David Rees, Maeve Higgins, and Dave Hill. Thursday. $8.

And now for something completely different … the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the bookstore on Sunday, 11am. (Freeeeeeeeee.)

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

Try something new at Monday’s Comedy Notebook, hosted by Rob Paravonian. Established comedians test their new material on you, the audience. Mwahaha.

We’re exploring the great Midwest and its rich lit culture with curbsidesplendor and vol1brooklyn at In the Middle of Everything. ​Readings by Jason Diamond, Dmitry Samarov, Megan Stielstra, Erika Wurth, and D.Foy! 

Your worst e-mail nightmares will come true (for other people) at Shit Rough E-mails with Paul Laudiero and Friends. We promise this event will be highly therapeutic.

Storytellers will throw down Thursday’s The Moth StorySLAM. The topic? Rivalry. OoooOOOOoooh.

We’re hosting a pair of book club meetings this weekend! Fans of Billy Pilgrim assemble for Saturday’s Kurt Vonnegut Book Club. The selection is Slaughterhouse-Five. On Sunday Face-to-Face, our book club for readers aged 8-12, will meet to discuss Jerry Spinelli’s Maniac Magee

One more note: We’re holding a second monthly sale day! The bookstore was unexpectedly closed for much of last Saturday, but we still want to offer you blazing hot deals on books, music, and MORE. Visit us on Saturday, September 13, for Monthly Sale: Pt 2

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

Arrive early for Tuesday evening’s The Moth StorySLAM, this time themed around do-overs, and you won’t need one yourself.

Lifeguard’s on duty for Ocean of Poets, featuring poets Betsy Andrews, Niki Koulouris, and Jen Coleman. The mystery, the majesty: the sea! This one’s free, just as a natural wonder should be.

Author Ed Lin and Soho Press Associate Publisher Juliet Grames will visit the bookstore for our International Crime Book Group Saturday. This month’s meeting takes us to Taipei City, Taiwan, for suspense, adventure, and betel nuts.

This week at Housing Works, we are delighted to kick off our fall with our monthly food writing series, dishnewyork! Tomorrow’s installment features Robert Simonson on the old-fashioned (with samples, obvi), The Meat Hook Bookauthor Tom Mylan and designer Michael Fusco-Straub of mplusedesign, plus Ava Chin and her book Eating Wildly. Free, 7pm! More info.

This week at the bookstore:

  • Tonight we welcome back Theatre of the Oppressed and the Housing Works 13 Theatre Troupe with their new production, Copblock.
  • Ticket sales end at 6PM today for tomorrow’s I Like Your Glasses: Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating with coverspy. We will close at 6PM for this event.
  • And Wednesday popular The Toast column Hey Ladies! is LIVE, with excerpts from the archive, all-new material and readings of REAL Hey Ladies–type email.
  • Saturday our Then & Now book group discusses Michael Pollan’s latest, Cooked.
  • And Sunday the CLMP GIANT Lit Mag Fair returns! This 15th annual event will feature editor advice booths, a VIDA panel discussion, and of course your favorite lit mags.
Oh hey Bookternet, it’s former intern Colin. I didn’t actually leave yet because THE EVENT I ORGANIZED IS ON MONDAY. Come? It’s called Integrating Influence: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Matthew Rohrer, Bianca Stone, and Michael Robbins will be reading and then talking about what inspires them with John Deming, Editor-in-Chief of Coldfront. You can RSVP/invite all your friends on Facebook here. See you Monday!

Oh hey Bookternet, it’s former intern Colin. I didn’t actually leave yet because THE EVENT I ORGANIZED IS ON MONDAY. Come? It’s called Integrating Influence: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Matthew Rohrer, Bianca Stone, and Michael Robbins will be reading and then talking about what inspires them with John Deming, Editor-in-Chief of Coldfront. You can RSVP/invite all your friends on Facebook here. See you Monday!

This Week at HWBC:

Tonight we’re hosting the Graywolf Press 40th Anniversary Celebration! Jeffery Renard Allen, Deborah Baker, Kevin Barry, Matthea Harvey, Leslie Jamison, Jessica Francis Kane, Salvatore Scibona, Tracy K. Smith, and Mary Szybist will be here reading, and there will be wine and dessert!

Then, tomorrow, Liam McEneaney’s Comedy Notebook is back. This time, Colin Jost, Ashok and Hari Konabolu, and Brian Tucker are the guests. If you like standup this is where you should be, obviously.

On Wednesday, Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale, the authors of Graduates in Wonderland, will be talking with Jen Doll at Twentysomething Tales about life after college being not so easy.

Finally, Thursday The Moth StorySLAM is back with the theme School. As always, the event sells out, so come early. Tickets are $8 at the door and seating is not guaranteed.

We’re hosting the launch for this awesome illustrated edition of “Song of Myself” by Allen Crawford on 5/27. Don’t miss it!

SNL's Colin Jost (that's him) was added to next Tuesday's Comedy Notebook with Liam McEneaney! Even more of a reason to come.

(Source: lilianlies)

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