April 1, 2014

Bette Midler

Join the legendary Bette Midler as she discusses her new book A View From a Broad with Judy Gold. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.


Join legendary soccer player Pelé as he discusses his new book Why Soccer Matters, coauthored by Brian Winter, where he explores the history of the game and provides new insights into soccer’s role connecting players around the world. @ Barnes and Noble, 555 Fifth Avenue, 5:00 p.m.

April 2, 2014

Craig Nelson

New York Times bestseller and award-winning author Craig Nelson brings us the first complete history of the atomic age in his latest book, The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

Secrets of Publishing First Person

Come to The Strand for a special panel on world of publishing and writing. Author Sue Shapiro (Five Men Who Broke My HeartLighting Up) moderates a selection of writers and publishers on the challenges and joys of first-person writing. Joining the panel for the evening will be New York Times “Modern Love” editor and author of Love Illuminated Daniel Jones; Kenan Trebincevic, author of The Bosnia List; Liza Monroy, author of The Marriage Act; as well as Kirby Kim, literary agent for William Morris Endeavor; agent Kimberly Perel, author of “Wedding Cake for Breakfast“; and New American Library Executive Editor Danielle Perez. @ The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 7:30 p.m.

April 3, 2014

Graphic Novel

Nick Abadzis is an acclaimed comics artist and writer (LaikaHugo Tate). His latest work is a collaboration with French novelist and translator David Camus (author of Knights of the Kingdom). The Cigar That Fell in Love with The Pipe tells the story of a box of cigars Orson Welles receives as a gift on the eve the release of a new film. Weaving together the story of Welles, his wife, the glamorous actress Rita Hayworth, and Conchita Marquez–the greatest cigar maker in world–The Cigar That Fell in Love with A Pipe is a gently humorous and magical story.

Nick will speak with comics journalist Tucker Stone, writer for The Factual OpinionComics AllianceThe Comics Journal and sales and marketing representative for Nobrow in the US. @ The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.