April 21, 2014

Scenes from the City

Join James Sanders as he discusses, and has an audio-visual presentation of, his book Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York. Revised and Expanded. @ Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

April 22, 2014

Richard Serra

Richard Serra is one of the most significant figures working in the art world today. Richard will visit Strand in celebration his latest monograph, Early Work, released in conjunction with his show at David Zwirner gallery, here in the city. Early Work collects his seminal works from 1966-1972, including innovations with vulcanized rubber, neon, and lead, steel and process-oriented art. Richard will give a brief talk and sign copies of Early Work@ The Strand, 828 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

April 23, 2014

Kevin Powers

In Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: Poems, National Book Award finalist, Iraq War veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers debuts a collection of poems about the various moments that comprise a soldier’s life. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

April 24, 2014

Gillian Flynn

Join author of Gone Girl Gillian Flynn as she discusses the novel with Laura Lippman. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.


To mark the occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, scholar James Shapiro discusses his new anthology, Shakespeare in America, which, as he writes in the introduction, is also “a history of America itself, not the straightforward narrative found in textbooks, but rather one that runs parallel to the conventional story of the nation, a more sharp-edged one expressed through two-and-a-half centuries of essays, parodies, burlesques, poems, speeches, short stories, letters, musicals, novels, reviews, films, and staged performances. These works, by some of the most creative minds in America, explore the cultural fault-lines that have always existed just below the surface of our national conversations.” @ Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, 8:15 p.m.