Past Events

William T. Vollmann: No Immediate Danger

10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Over the years William T. Vollmann has earned critical acclaim by addressing some of the most important issues of our times, covering everything from the country's inverted...   More info

The Future of Public Space

11 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 11 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - New York New York
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PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Routine discussions on public space typically omit a gamut of possibilities...   More info

Poetry Book Launch

12 Apr 16:00 - 17:00 12 Apr 16:00 - 17:00 - New York New York
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Sarah Andersen: Herding Cats

12 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 12 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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The iconic, relatable, and lovable author/illustrator is back with a new collection of comics, Herding Cats! This book shares the almost universal struggles of waking up in the...   More info

New York Times: TimesTalks - 20th Anniversary

13 Apr 18:00 - 15 Apr 18:00 13 Apr 18:00 - 15 Apr 18:00 - New York New York
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TimesTalks is The New York Times live conversation and performance series pairs New York Times journalists with the most creative and seminal figures in the fields of film and...   More info

ThinkOlio | Friday the 13th - Free Will/Determinism/Nihilism

13 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 13 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - New York New York
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Join us on the always eerie on Friday, April 13th for an Olio Happy Hour with Geoff and Manny exploring Free Will, Determinism, and Radical Nihilism Taught by Professor Geoff...   More info

Reading Without Walls

16 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 16 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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In partnership with Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and The Mary Sue, we are pleased to bring you a READ WITHOUT WALLS Panel Discussion. Join Editorial Assistant Princess...   More info

Alexander Chee: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

18 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 18 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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The author of the national best-seller The Queen of the Night has written his first collection of essays that explore his life as a man, a writer, and an activist. His latest work...   More info

Fran Leadon: Broadway

19 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 19 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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In the early seventeenth century, there was a town called New Amsterdam that had a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As time went on and the street...   More info

PEN Out Loud: Freedom, Power, and Rage

20 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 20 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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This April, join Black feminist, academic, author, and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective Dr. Brittney Cooper, along with writer, activist, and editor Darnell L. Moore...   More info

Album Signing & Conversation with Okkervil River

21 Apr 20:00 - 22:00 21 Apr 20:00 - 22:00 - New York New York
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The critically-acclaimed, indie-rock troubadours Okkervil River will release their new record, In The Rainbow Rain, on April 27. Watch the video for the band's latest single...   More info

Earth Day with Noted Co

22 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 22 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 - New York New York
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We're celebrating Earth Day with story time! We'll be sharing stories about conservation and about gardening. This event is presented in partnership with Noted Co! Noted Co makes...   More info

Sofija Stefanovic: Miss Ex-Yugoslavia (w/ Min Jin Lee)

23 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 23 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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From writer and storyteller Sofija Stefanovic comes a humorous and candid memoir about duality and not fitting in anywhere, in as many ways as you can imagine. Born in socialist...   More info

Lesley Nneka Arimah: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

23 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 23 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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Join us in the second floor Art Department as author Lesley Nneka Arimah shares her award-winning collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. This collection features...   More info

John Scalzi: Head On

24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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John Scalzi's latest thrilling sci-fi tale takes us to the not too distant future, where scores of ravenous fans come form far and wide to indulge in the latest sports sensation...   More info

Aubrey Marcus: Own the Day, Own Your Life

25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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The founder and CEO of Onnit, the mega lifestyle brand and one of the fastest growing companies in the country, teaches us how one single day of positive choices leads to a...   More info

Daisy Khan: Born With Wings

26 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 26 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Raised in a progressive Muslim family in the shadows of the Himalayan mountains, where she attended a Catholic girls’ school, Daisy experienced culture shock when her family sent...   More info

Stacey Abrams: Minority Leader

26 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 26 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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It’s commonly regarded that networking, persistence, and hard work are the ingredients necessary to advance in the world, but for people like Stacey Abrams it takes more than that...   More info

William Daniels: There I Go Again

27 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 27 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Emmy Award-winner William Daniels' long career in film and TV has been studded with roles that have touched millions, even though they might not know his name. George Feeny, KITT...   More info

Vulture Insiders Book Club presents Sigrid Nunez's The Friend

27 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 27 Apr 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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Join the Insiders from Vulture, New York Magazine's omnivorous and passionate entertainment and culture website, for a Book Club meeting with award-winning novelist Sigrid Nunez...   More info

Nomi Prins: Collusion

30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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The 2008 financial crisis started a chain reaction that boosted the influence of central bankers and caused a massive shift in the world order. Central banks and institutions are...   More info

H Jon Benjamin: Failure is an Option

01 May 19:00 - 20:00 01 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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H. Jon Benjamin is widely considered a comedy show success, but he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option...   More info

Joana Avillez + Molly Young on the 2nd floor art department

01 May 19:30 - 20:30 01 May 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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There are few cities that can compare with New York City; it’s an almost magical place teeming with life and overflowing with stories. Writers and illustrators have worked for...   More info

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar: The Map of Salt and Stars on 2

02 May 19:30 - 20:30 02 May 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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A beautiful and heart-rending tale, The Map of Salt and Stars follows the lives of two young women from Syria who undergo very similar geographical journeys, albeit 800 years...   More info

Melissa Broder: The Pisces (w/ Laia Garcia)

03 May 19:00 - 20:00 03 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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After penning several wonderful poetry collections, not to mention hosting a popular Twitter account, Melissa Broder is turning her attention to the world of fiction with THE...   More info

Haute Chocolate: Chocolate Tasting

06 May 14:00 - 16:00 06 May 14:00 - 16:00 - New York New York
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Mother's Day is just around the corner, so why not get the mom in your life some sweets? Come on out and enjoy some chocolate samples from Haute Chocolate! Haute Chocolate is...   More info

Hiroshi Sugimoto + Darius Himes

07 May 19:00 - 20:00 07 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Featured photograph: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Oculist Witness (Self Portrait), 2015 Join us in the Rare Book Room as we host photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto for his third release in a row...   More info

Chuck Palahniuk: Adjustment Day

08 May 14:00 - 21:00 08 May 14:00 - 21:00 - New York New York
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Chuck Palahniuk is back with his first novel in four years! Chuck will be at Strand to sign copies of Adjustment Day and meet fans of his copious bestselling and beloved books...   More info

Jon Klassen + Mac Barnett Present: Square

08 May 19:00 - 20:00 08 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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This event is ticketed. However, children 12 and under can enter for free with a ticket-holding guardian! Meet New York Times best-selling best buds Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen...   More info

Fatty Sundays: Pretzel Tasting

09 May 18:00 - 20:00 09 May 18:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Join us on the mainfloor for a sweet tasting with the dipped pretzel experts Fatty Sundays! Fatty Sundays was inspired by the oweners' mom’s famous rainbow sprinkle chocolate...   More info

Lucas Mann: Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV

09 May 19:00 - 20:00 09 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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At the crossroads of pop culture and memoir comes Lucas Mann’s love letter to reality TV. Part cultural observations of television consumption, part memoir about his wife, Lucas...   More info

Keisha N. Blain: Set the World on Fire on the 2nd Floor

10 May 19:30 - 20:30 10 May 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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Please join us in the 2nd floor Art Department as Keisha N. Blain discusses her book! In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack...   More info

Be My Cover: A Conversation with Penguin Random House Designers

14 May 19:00 - 20:00 14 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Penguin Random House celebrates its heritage and creativity internationally through the designs of its book covers, which are at the heart of the company’s tradition of enduring...   More info

ThinkOlio | Where's your right to privacy in the Constitution?

18 May 19:00 - 21:30 18 May 19:00 - 21:30 - New York New York
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Join ThinkOlio for a timely lecture, Wait...Where is the Right to Privacy in the US Constitution, Exactly? Taught by Professor Lawrence Cappello Did you know that the word...   More info

Pirasta for the Colorful, Kids Edition!

20 May 14:00 - 16:00 20 May 14:00 - 16:00 - New York New York
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We at Pirasta believe fun and education come together through interaction and participation. We embrace exploration. We love art and design. And we love learning too. Our goal is...   More info

Mark Oshiro + Tiffany Jackson

22 May 19:00 - 20:00 22 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Join us in the Rare Book Room as Mark and Tiffany sit down and talk about their new books with fellow author Dhoinelle Clayton. Mark Oshiro's new book Anger is a Gift follows...   More info

Ellen Forney: Rock Steady

23 May 19:30 - 20:30 23 May 19:30 - 20:30 - New York New York
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Ellen Forney gained critical-acclaim with her best-selling graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me and is back with an eagerly awaited sequel/companion...   More info

PEN Out Loud presents Molly Crabapple

24 May 19:00 - 20:00 24 May 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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In 2011, Marwan Hisham and two of his friends joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coke into each other's eyes to blunt the...   More info

ThinkOlio | Happiness?

25 May 19:00 - 21:30 25 May 19:00 - 21:30 - New York New York
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Join ThinkOlio as they welcome philosopher Jeanne Proust we'll dive into the topic of happiness from all angles and possibly find an evening of happiness Happiness seems to be...   More info

David Sedaris: Calypso

02 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 02 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys...   More info

The Terrible: Yrsa Daley Ward

11 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 11 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Yrsa Daley-Ward has lived a life of high points filled with joy and low ones full of fear, from pills to adolescence to finding inner strength. It’s their childhood with a...   More info

Simon Doonan: Soccer Style

14 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 14 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Football. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: football and fashion...   More info

Terrance Hayes + Mary Karr

21 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 21 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Join us in the Rare Book Room as we celebrate the launch of Terrance Hayes' newest collection, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin. Terrance will be sitting down and...   More info

Alice Bolin: Dead Girls

27 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 27 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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In this debut essay collection Alice Bolin addresses one of America's cultural obsessions: dead women in media. From the essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin to Twin Peaks...   More info

Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

30 Jul 19:00 - 20:00 30 Jul 19:00 - 20:00 - New York New York
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Our narrator should be happy, right? She's young, beautiful,has a job at a happening art gallery,and lives in the upper east side in an apartment she pays for out of her...   More info


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