It’s a busy week here at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe!
- Our annual pre-Thanksgiving Cookbook Sale kicks off today; save 30% off already reduced prices on cookbooks, food writing, and more.
- Tonight we host a very special How I Learned / Best in Show Blender featuring: Catie Lazarus, Katherine Lanpher, Tyler Coates, Cammi Climaco, Andy Christie, Aaron Wolfe, and hosts Blaise Allysen Kearsley and Brad Lawrence. Free, 7pm.
- Tomorrow is Soccerpalooza with Jonathan Wilson, Rosie Schaap, and Peter Zihaly on “the beautiful game.” Free, 7pm.
- Thursday night The Moth StorySLAM features stories on the theme “Sweat.” $8 cover, doors at 7pm.
- And on Saturday our Then and Now: A History and Pop Culture Book Group will discuss Nothing Daunted at 11:30AM.
A very happy Monday to you all! We’ve got some smashing events for you all this week!
On Tuesday, we host the ever popular Moth StorySLAM. This week they’re getting their storytelling teeth stuck into the topic of ‘the office.’ $8 at the door, and be sure to come early, this event always sells out!
Wednesday will see us joined by the Minimalists, Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who’ll be in store to discuss their new book, Everything That Remains. Described as “like Henry David Thoreau, but with WiFi,” the Minimalists offer a fascinating look at a simpler way of life.
On Thursday, we’ve got the wonderful Ask Roulette. Strangers ask each other all kinds of questions live on stage and the result is far less creepy and far more hilarious than that description would imply! Guest appearances from Kurt Anderson, Negin Farsad, Kevin Allison and one-man house band, Eli Bolin.
Finally, on Sunday, Jessica Sticklor (author of the novel Betwixt and Between) will be teaching a Gotham Writer’s Workshop on fiction writing at 11am.
Another week, another lot of amazing events. That’s just how things go here at Housing Works.
On Monday, we’ll be hosting The Last Banquet; a lively celebration of food and literature. Novelist Jonathan Grimwood will be joined by Charlotte Druckman, Matt Grossand Gideon Lewis-Kraus. While our very own executive chef, Emily Casey will be preparing dishes inspired by The Last Banquet!
Wednesday night will feature I Like Your Glasses, our hotly anticipated Literary Speed Dating event. This event is sold out, but sign up to the wait list to keep abreast of future events and grab yourself a ticket if someone drops out.
On Thursday, the storytellers of The Moth StorySLAM will be waxing lyrical on the subject of ‘Home.’ 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating; please arrive early.
Friday sees us celebrate the release of Jezebel.com’s first book, appropriately named The Book of Jezebel in The Age of Ladyblogs.The book’s co-author Kate Harding will be joined by Jessica Coen, Anna Holmes, Edith Zimmerman and others for a discussion that promises to take in everything from pop culture to politics to modern womanhood.
And on Saturday, we’ll be hosting Then and Now, a book club reveling in history and pop culture. This week’s book is Sam Kean’s delightfully titled,The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Hello there, one and all. Here are the happenings taking place within the cosy confines of the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe this week.
On Tuesday, we will feature Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s 'The Greatest 3-Minute Food Service Stories Ever.' Host Jason Diamond will grill survivors of the food industry, coaxing hilarious stories from the likes of Daniel Ralston and Judy Berman.
Wednesday will see author Helen Fielding discuss 'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy' with Vogue editor Valerie Steiker. This event is ticketed, but because we think you’re all really swell people, we’re offering you a discount with the code ‘HWBC.’
On Thursday, the ever popular Moth StorySLAM will return to the store with participants getting their teeth stuck into enthusiasm. This event always sells out! Please arrive early if you want to get seats ($8 at the door).
And of course, this week is our Rocktober Sale! 30% off all LPs, CDs and music books/DVDs!
On the not so distant horizon, we’ll be hosting Literary Speed Dating on Oct 23rd. Women’s tickets are sold out, but guys, this is a chance to find that special someone who trusts you with her library card. Use the code ‘Gatsby’ for a discount!
This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
- We’re closed ALL DAY today (Monday) for a film shoot. Thank you for understanding our fund-raising efforts!
- Wednesday we welcome back one of my favorite regular events, Ask Roulette, with special guests: Heidi Moore of The Guardian (@moorehn), Jezebels’s Erin Ryan (@morninggloria), Paul Lukas host of “Show and Tell” and proprietor of Uni Watch, and guest house band Joel Esher (filling in for Eli Bolin)
- And Thursday, The Moth StorySLAM will be spinning yarns about “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.” This event ALWAYS sells out; line up early for 7pm doors, $8 cover.
- Friday we close at 5pm for a private event. Thank you for understanding our fund-raising efforts!
- Sunday at 11AM the Gotham Writer’s Workshop will host a free dialogue writing class with Pete Jensen.
Escape the heat wave while enjoying a cold one in our glorious air-conditioning at this week’s events:
- Today kicks off the Summer Fiction Sale! All things not true, totally made up, definitely not semi-autobiographical no sir, lies lies lies on sale, including children’s, YA, comics books, and regular ole’ fiction books. Thirty percent off our already discounted prices, all for charity, you can do no wrong, come buy all the books.
- Tomorrow we welcome Emily Gould, Sadie Stein, and Lukas Volger for a discussion on Laurie Colwin and Home Cooking in 2013. If you eat food (do you?) you won’t want to miss this. We are making gingerbread for it!
- Wednesday, Ask Roulette is back inviting you to ask a stranger a question! Totally not creepy, swear. With special guests Jamie Shupak, Mike Doughty, Jess Dweck, and as always house band Eli Bolin.
- And Thursday The Moth StorySLAM will explore the theme Wanderlust. Line up early for 7pm doors.
- Happy Day Happy Hour will end a little early on Friday; we close at 6pm for a private event, but you can enjoy cheap booze and board games from 10am to 6pm.
- And on Sunday Gotham Writers’ Workshop offers a free article writing workshop at 11am in our cafe area.
BRB, gonna stick my head in the freezer.
This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! And a sneak peek at next.
- Tonight, join us for the second installment of The Recital, hosted by Maris Kreizman. Tonight’s theme is “The Birds and the Bees”, aka sex. Free, 7pm. Don’t forget, rain is the lamest reason for not living your best life and attending this.
- Tomorrow we host The Moth StorySLAM: Fathers. Line up early (by 6PM), this event always sells out. $8 at the door.
- Wednesday CLMP is back after yesterday’s great Lit Mag Fair with FACE OUT, an event celebrating exceptional emerging writers. There will be a reading and reception with free drinks and snacks!
- And Thursday the store will be closed until 7PM, when we open doors for the Bad Boys of Classical Music with The Art of Giving Back. Tickets are $10, get yours now.
- Friday, Happy Day Happy Hour is BACK for the summer. Spend your summer Fridays with us and enjoy happy hour specials and board games all day long. We’ll have $15 bottles of wine, $12 beer buckets, and more specials designed to share.
- Saturday our International Crime Book Group discusses Death in Breslau at 11:30AM in the cafe.
- Get your tickets now for Monday’s benefit show Live From Home with Dawes, in a special acoustic evening. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irions open. Tickets $35, doors at 7:30PM for the 8PM show.
This week at the bookstore! So many things! And next week we have a full lineup of BEA amazingness, prepare ye. Want to stay updated? Be sure you sign up for our newsletter.
- Tonight, we welcome the MothSHOP Community Education Showcase, a night of stories from this season’s Moth workshops in high schools and marginalized communities. The store won’t close, and the event is $5 suggested donation, so come check out some of the amazing work the Moth does teaching folks how to tell their stories.
- Tomorrow we have another storytelling event: Native Tongue, a celebration of the Islamic storytelling tradition with American Muslims’ stories of heartache. Free, 7PM.
- Wednesday we celebrate the new literary zombie — yup, zombie — novel from Two Dollar Radio,A Questionable Shape, with author Bennett Sims as well as Fiona Maazel and Benjamin Hale. Free, 7PM.
- Thursday the Moth StorySLAM presents a special Internet Week NYC edition with the theme “Technology,” hosted by Dan Kennedy. The store will close at 6PM, doors at 7PM, $8 cover at the door. Get in line early, it always sells out!
- And Friday is the last Slush Pile of the season (and the last Friday before summer hours start kicking in!). Join us for great specials in the cafe and kick off your weekend.
- Freedom isn’t free, but the whole store will be 30% off on Monday, May 27 in celebration of Memorial Day.
This Week at HWBC:
Then on Wednesday come help launch Laura Lee Gulledge’s new graphic novel Will & Whit, with a reading, music, video shorts, and door prizes.
Thursday, Splitsider presents Laugh Track: Unconventional Comedy Careers in the Internet Age, a panel with comedians Julie Klausner, Chris Gethard, and Dave Hill hosted by Splitsider founding editor Adam Frucci.
Friday the Moth StorySLAM returns to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, this time with the theme Envy. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Finally, our 30% off sale on art & design books continues through Friday!
This Week at HWBC:
Thank you to everyone who came out to Downtown Literary Festival at Housing Works and McNally Jackson yesterday! We had a great turnout and a lot of lovely events. Stay tuned for a podcast with some of the highlights later this week!
As we unwind from #DLF, here’s a look at what’s going on this week:
Tonight, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and Housing Works present the 13 Theatre Troupe in The Just-Us System. Join the troupe for a theatrical brainstorming on the topics of criminal justice, domestic abuse, and more.
Tomorrow come see Love and Rockets' Gilbert Hernandez launch his new Drawn & Quarterly semi-autobiographical graphic novel Marble Season.
Then on Thursday The Moth StorySLAM returns to Housing Works, this time with the theme “Mystery.”
Finally, come hang out Friday with some drink specials and good books for our weekly happy hour The Slush Pile.