This week at HWBC:
(Exciting lineup is ~NOT~ an April Fools joke)
TONIGHT we are proud to present kickass lady Kelly Oxford in conversation with fellow kickass lady Olivia Wilde about Oxford’s new book Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar.
Wednesday, Tumblr and Forced Meme team up for a STFU Parents books shower! Enjoy beermosas and games with proud parents Blair Koenig and Perigee Books as well as special guests Eliot Glazer, Judy McGuire, Chris Mohney, and Julieanne Smolinski.
Finally Saturday and Sunday is the first weekend in April (WHAT) so come on in for our monthly sale — 30% off everything!
Librarians: we know you’re stuck sitting in a chair most of the day. Why not get fit with this insane, super bizarre librarian workout from 1987?!
The Betty Glover Librarian Workout ad is awesome. It has: Van Halen music (and so much other great 80s music that it’s impossible to list it all), an old lady (Betty Glover) with a riding crop (and this predates Fifty Shades of Grey by over 20 years!), and librarians exercising. (via Betty Glover Librarian Workout Tape Ad (VIDEO))
This, including riding crop wielding, will now be mandatory procedure for all HWBC booksellers.
The Tumblr Prep! lineup drops knowledge on your ass (L-R: Jen Adams/The Books They Gave Me, Phil Edwards/Fake Science 101, Michelle Legro/My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, Jason Oberholtzer/I Love Charts) (via 11.15.12 - Tumblr Prep! A Night of Literary Education - HAVE BOOTH WILL TRAVEL)
Here’s what’s coming up this week at The Bookstore:
Design Rebels Unite | TONIGHT 7pm | A panel of talented designers tackle the curious conundrum that design professionals face when attempting to make their work meaningful while still paying the rent.
The Moth StorySLAM: Wash | Tuesday, 7pm | One of the most well known and storied story telling events in the city. $8 at the door, and it always sells out, so come early.
First We Take Manhattan: Leonard Cohen | Wednesday, 7pm | Authors Syvlie Simmons and Alan Light along with musician Suzanne Vega and producer John Lissauer take on the legacy of the renowned songwriter.
Tumblr Prep!: The Books They Gave Me, Fake Science 101, I Love Charts, and My Daguerrotype Boyfriend | Thursday, 7pm | Let Tumblr educate you on the stuff you really need to know. And like any good educational experience, there’ll be free booze!
Festa Brasiliera: Celebrating Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists | Friday, 7pm | Join Granta and a slew of youthful Brazilian writers providing the best in their country’s unique brand of literature.
Moby Dick Marathon NYC | Saturday, 10am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm | Housing Works is proud to host to the first ever marathon reading of Herman Melville’s classic American epic, Moby Dick. The marathon starts at WORD in Brooklyn on Friday night and continues with us through the rest of the weekend. There will be merchandise from Out Of Print, chowder provided by Littleneck, original works from the artist Matt Kish, and beer from Sixpoint.
And don’t forget about:
Cookbook Sale | Nov. 12 - 21 | Housing Works Bookstore is the perfect place for all your cookbook needs. Like much of our selection, normally expensive cookbooks are much less expensive here. Add a 30% discount to that, and you can afford enough cookbooks to get you from this Thanksgiving to the next one.
Have you missed the Jolie-Pitt family’s unique styles since they’ve been abroad? Screen-printing, Justin Bieber’s old haircut, Angelina’s weekend-Maleficent clothes … I haven’t even missed judging them.
I can’t believe we ever let these people become celebrities.
Tomorrow! Here! Free! Suri’s Burn Book (Allie Hagan) + F*ck! I’m in My 20s (Emma Koenig) + Tumblr + Free Drinks + you, obviously, because that = Awesome.
13 September 2012 Cole Stryker Hacking the Future w/ danah boyd, Clay Shirky (by NewYorkRawVideos)
Missed last Thursday’s panel on anonymity, privacy, and identity on the web for Hacking the Future? Here’s the whole thing on video. SPOILER ALERT: There wasn’t actually a guy named Homer, WTF.
Posted one day late because I can only assume you were all barbecuing yesterday while I was laboring away at reading the entire bookternet for you. It’s cool.
- Tuesday, September 4 at 7PM, Free
How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life with Dan Wilbur, Community Bookstore, Perigee, and Tumblr
Tonight kick’s off our fall season with HOW NOT TO READ, the first book from Better Book Titles’ Dan Wilbur. Dan is a comedian and a bookseller, the most dangerous combination of things to be, so he invited some friends along: Chris Gethard, Elna Baker, Adam Newman, and Community Bookstore. Plus free drinks while they last thanks to sponsor Perigee!
- Wednesday, September 5 at 10:30AM / $5 per family
Storytime and Singalong for Kids
Our baby and kid’s storytime and singalong is back! Bring the little ones (ages zero to three) to dance when the spirit says dance. Every Wednesday at 10:30AM.
- Wednesday, September 5 at 7PM / FREE
Adult Education Presents: The Political Animal
As Election Day approaches Adult Education — a monthly lecture series devoted to making useless knowledge somewhat less useless – returns from summer hiatus with DAVID HILL, “Give Metta World Peace A Chance” and PHIL CAMPBELL, “Strange Bedfellow.” Hosted, as ever, by Charles Star.
- Friday, September 7 at 6:30PM / FREE
Two Boots Americana Jamboree
A boot-stompin’, down-home edition of our happy hour, featuring music from Dan Whitener, Young Lungs, Odetta Hartman, and more. Plus our regular Friday Night Happy Hour specials ($12 beer buckets!) and pizza, of course. Presented by Two Boots pizza, Americana Jamboree is the first Friday of every month. Full honky tonk regalia encouraged: Western shirts, bolo ties, and your party boots!
“The website gets a lot of traffic on Tumblr, with most posts generating more than 100 re-bloggings or “likes” from other Tumblr users. So what started out as a trend for the villains in a movie, something that made them seem over the top, has now turned into an accepted way to critique the lives of others.”
Haters gonna hate.
Tumblrs gonna publish.
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