This week at HWBC:
Today join us for the launch of the latest issue of Slice. We’ll celebrate with an Exquisite Corpse reading from the magazine’s contributors, including Emily Bass, Scott Cheshire, Mai Nardone, Jon Reiner, and Justin Taylor. Also: Free Sixpoint!
Tomorrow Tumblr, Abrams Books, and the Academy of American Poets team up to bring National Poetry month to a close with Poetry Bomb, featuring readings from authors and a selection of Tumblr poets. Free drinks while they last!
Wednesday DISH returns to Housing Works after great success with the Russ & Daughters portion of Downtown Literary Festival. This time around, the duo has curated a four-course literary feast including mixologist Max Messier, food blogger Sydney Kramer, RELISH author/illustrator Lucy Knisley, and food stylist Janine Kalesis.
Thursday Jody Avirgan’s Ask Roulette podcast returns to Housing Works to get people to ask and answer personal questions and engage the audience in an experience unlike any other. Special guests are Chris Gethard, Starlee Kine, and Caissie St.Onge.
Saturday and Sunday, enjoy 30% off everything for our monthly sale because it is somehow already May!
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.
This week at HWBC:
Tuesday, join The Moth for an evening of storytelling to benefit Ed Gavagan and the Artisans of the Greenwich St Studio, whose space was destroyed in a fire a few weeks ago. Tickets are $20 at the door or a suggested $50 donation for reserved seating.
Wednesday, we have Women of Letters: To the Person I Misjudged. Seven outstanding females — including The Hairpin’s Edith Zimmerman and MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop — read letters as part of this literary salon.
Then on Thursday, Vol 1 Brooklyn and Two Dollar Radio present T.G.I.S. (Thank God it’s Spring) with readings from Barbara Browning, Scott McClanahan, Karolina Waclawiak, and D Foy.
On Friday we finish off the week as per usual with The Slush Pile happy hour from 4-8pm.
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.
This week at HWBC
Tonight we have the release party for Sam Pink’s novel Rontel, co-hosted by Electric Literature and Lazy Fascist Press. Readings from Sam Pink, Scott McClanahan, Spencer Masden, and more!
Wednesday, The Moth StorySLAM returns to the bookstore with the theme “Stranded.”
Then on Thursday, WNYC’s Jody Avirgan returns with his podcast Ask Roulette. This episode’s guests are NPR’s Mike Pesca, Jimmy Fallon writer Albertina Rizzo, and Choire Sicha of The Awl!
Friday we have the Slush Pile! Stop by our weekly happy hour for games, drinks, grilled cheese, and #fridayreads.
Finally on Saturday join screenwriter Paul Zimmerman for a free character development class with Gotham Writers’ Workshop!
This Week at HWBC
Geek Week continues through this Friday! Still time to pick up geeky stuff or attend even geekier events.
Tonight the bookstore closes early for Housing Works’ annual culinary-themed benefit Taste of Home, hosted by honorary co-chairs Ruth Reichl and Ted Allen. Buy tickets online and come for fancy food, barbeque, and drinks!
Then tomorrow join us for The Cartoonist in Comics, a panel of semi-autobiographical comic artists Dean Haspiel, Bob Fingerman, Laura Lee Gulledge, and Ethan Young, moderated by Christopher Irving.
Wednesday we have Dragons in Space Redux, a sci-fi and fantasy discussion featuring authors Peter Brett, Myke Cole, and Ellen Kushner. This event is presented in collaboration with WORD bookstore. There will be free drinks!
Thursday brush up on your spelling and lit knowledge for the Spelling and Literary Trivia Bee. Participants who spell a word wrong have the opportunity to save themselves by correctly answering a trivia question.
Then,if you haven’t had enough trivia yet, stop by Friday for Geeks vs. Nerds Trivia at the Slush Pile happy hour.
Finish off the week Saturday morning with the International Crime Book Group, who will be discussing Jassy Mackenzie’s novel of South African murder investigation Random Violence.
This week at HWBC:
Today we launch our [multi-week] Geek Week sale and extravaganza! Enjoy 30% off of comics, vintage vinyl, sci-fi and fantasy, and more! Follow @housingworksbks on twitter, where we’ll be posting some of the rare and unusual items we have for sale in the store!
Tomorrow, join us for The Pretty One, a novel and discussion about sisters with Lucinda Rosenfeld and Liesl Schillinger. There will be free drinks and snacks!
Then on Wednesday, geek out with sci-fi authors Andri Magnason, Sean Ferrell, and Stephen H. Segal for Birdwaves, Time Traveling and Dream Harvesting, featuring discussion, music, book signings, and more free drinks!
For Thursday you’re gonna wanna brush up on your literary trivia for the Nerd Jeopardy! Tournament of Championshosted by Ryan Chapman.
This Week at HWBC
Wednesday stop by as Spring St. Social Society presents Camp Cabaret, a night of stories, music, vaudeville, and comédie acrobatique. The event is curated by Patrick Janelle and our lovely cafe manager Amy Virginia Buchanan. Jo Firestone is hosting.
Then on Thursday night The Moth returns for the second week in a row, this time for stories on the subject of Patterns.
Friday is our weekly Slush Pile happy hour which is as always the best time to drink and eat sandwiches while catching up on your Friday Reads.
Finally, Saturday morning join the International Crime Book Group as it returns to discus Cara Black’s Parisian mystery Murder in the Marais. Last time the snow storm cut down on attendance so be sure to visit this time if you missed it or come again to continue the discussion.
This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, our events look at Valentine’s Day from every angle! And then teach you how to be funny while writing, which is maybe something you need after Valentine’s Day week.
Tonight is the first night of The Recital, a new series in which writers and performers turn the bookstore into an old-fashioned red schoolhouse so they can recite by heart 1-3 minutes of poetry or prose they have memorized. Hosted by writer Rachel Syme and Slaughterhouse 90210's Maris Kreizman. The theme for this week is Swoon!
Tomorrow join us for The Moth StorySLAM! This time the theme is Love Hurts. Tickets are $8.
Wednesday Coverspy helps you find your bookish mate with I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating. This event is sold out, but if you missed it this time be sure to sign up for the waitlist so you can hear about the next one!
On Friday, double the events and also fun as our weekly Slush Pile Happy Hour (4-8pm) is joined by funny lady country trio Ménage à Twang's return to the bookstore for My Country Valentine: an Alt-Valentine Mixer at 7pm!(Notice: This event was previously ticketed but is now FREE.)
This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, we have a (FREE) event going on every night! Here’s what we have to look forward to:
Tonight we have Sing Speak, a collaboration between one of NPR’s best artists of 2012 Kishi Bashi and poet, author, and NYU Gallatin performance poetry professor Brian Omni Dillon.
Then, join us tomorrow as Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) talks with NY Times travel writer Matt Gross about How to Travel the World on $50 a Day.
Wednesday we have the launch party for the first issue of literary magazine The Atlas Review! The evening will feature poems, fiction, and music from the magazine’s contributors. Check out the event page for a full list of readers.
On Thursday get weird with The OkCupid Show: Stories of Love, Sex, and the Internet. Hosted by comedian Adam Jacobson (CHESTER) and writer and storyteller Michelle Markowitz (The Hairpin, nytimes.com), the show will feature special guests Ryan O’Connell (Thought Catalog), comedian Charla Louriston, Lauran Bans (GQ), and Steve Heisler (The A.V. Club, Variety).
Friday as usual stop by for The Slush Pile happy hour. Grab a grilled cheese and a beer and catch up on some end-of-the-week reading or board game-playing.
Finally on Saturday, join the International Crime Book Group as they discuss Cara Black’s Parisian mystery Murder in the Marais.