December 6, 2013

The Polar Express

Get ready for the holidays with The Polar Express! This storytime event is open to all ages and is located at two Barnes and Nobles. @ Tribeca Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 7:00 p.m. OR Court Street Barnes and Noble, Brooklyn, NY, 7:00 p.m.

Pushcart Prize Celebration

The Strand and The Writers Studio partner in honor of the latest edition of the Pushcart Prize anthology, featuring an evening with literary favorites Eduardo C. Corral, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephen Dixon, and Sigrid Nunez, who will give exclusive readings of their award-winning work. Edited by Bill Henderson, the Pushcart Prize is an American tradition in the literary world, honoring some of our best and brightest writing minds. Past recipients of this historic award include Raymond Carver, Junot Diaz, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andre Dubus. @ The Strand Bookstore in the Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

December 7, 2013

Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

Born to a child psychologist and parenting author, Jessica Lamb-Shapiro was always around self-help books, but as an adult, she began to wonder, why it hadn’t helped her at all. Her newest memoir Promise Land leads the author to tackle her different neuroses and learn to accept herself. @ BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 7:00 p.m.

December 10, 2013

Allan Sherman

Join author Mark Cohen for a lively talk about the song parodist and comedian Allan Sherman. Cohen’s book Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman is the first biography of the comedian, who achieved worldwide fame in 1963 with his hit “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,” and whose unapologetic Jewish comedy heralded an explosion in American ethnic pride. Cohen will play a sampling of Sherman’s famous parodies, and also lost recordings of Sherman’s Jewish parodies of the Broadway musical. @ Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 7:00 p.m.

December 11, 2013

Downton Abbey Party

If you love Downton Abbey, come to Barnes and Noble to celebrate with a holiday gathering featuring tea, cookies, and prize drawings! @ Court Street Barnes and Noble, 106 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY, 6:00 p.m.