September 16- WORD Presents: Kate Beaton’s STEP ASIDE, POPS: A HARK! A VAGRANT COLLECTION Launch


Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the launch of Kate Beaton’s Step Aside, Pops, a new Hark! A Vagrant collection. Kate will be joined in conversation by Alexandra Zsigmond, art director for the New York Times Opinion section. A Q&A and book signing will follow.

Kate Beaton’s first collection, Hark! A Vagrant, was an unequivocal hit, spending five months on the New York Times bestseller list; topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more; and winning the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans. Kate Beaton returns with a refined pen in Step Aside, Pops, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman’s all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sharp, insightful, and very funny. Come prepared to laugh!

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September 17- Kunal Nayyar Author Event

Union Square Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th Street

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar

Time: 7:00 pm

Come hear actor, comic and author, Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyal, talk about his new book, Yes My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You.

Special Instructions:
Proof of purchase from a Barnes & Noble retail location or must be provided to receive a wristband. Mr. Nayyar will personalize with a name only. Due to time restraints and to ensure that everyone gets a chance to meet him, he will not be posing for photos. No memorabilia please.

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September 18- Brooklyn College Symposium on the Publishing Industry

Brooklyn College 
2900 Bedford Ave.,bkbf book end event_0
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Cost: Free!

This symposium, open to the public, features perspectives on the rapidly changing publishing industry and practical advice to those seeking to enter the field. Panelists include representatives from a literary agency, trade press, and academic press. They will discuss not only the editorial but also the business, design, and marketing aspects of publishing in today’s dynamic environment. Participants: Rakia Clark (Senior Editor, Beacon Books); Gail Hochman (President, Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents); Philip Leventhal (Editor, Columbia University Press), and Halimah Marcus (Editor in Chief, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading).

This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event, free and open to the public. No RSVP required. – See more at:

September 19-The Sixth Annual Brooklyn Indie Party

bkbf book end event_0686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Time: 7:30 pm

On Friday night, Greenlight once again partners with CLMP, as well as some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers, to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn with food, drinks and music, DJ’ed by Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books and member of the BKBF Board of Directors. Partygoers will mingle with the borough’s great authors and publishers, discover new works, enter for a chance to win a gift bag with a book from each of the featured presses, and kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival weekend!

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September 20- The 2015 Brooklyn Book Festival


Time: 10:00 am

Cost: Free!

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

The festival always offers an overwhelming selection of readings and events to choose from, but this year — on its tenth anniversary — the festival is truly bonkers. More than 90 readings, panels, and programs take place in venues around Downtown Brooklyn, many of them outdoors. The incredible lineup of guest authors includes Edwidge Danticat, John Leguizamo, Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrian Tomine, and tons more. Don’t miss “High School Confidential” at the Brooklyn Heights Library, hosted by Rookie‘s Tavi Gevinson, and “If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry” with Judah Friedlander at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Panels on how to choose discussable titles for your book club and how to help readers discover your novel are among the many offering practical advice to authors and readers alike.

Click here for location information regarding all the festival events.

September 21– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Author Event

Union Square Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th Street

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Time: 6:00 pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a winner of six MVP trophies and six NBA championships, and a 7-foot-2 giant who earlier this year underwent emergency quadruple bypass surgery — is also a dedicated Holmesian. After first encountering Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories on a road trip as a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks, Abdul-Jabbar became hooked, even going so far as to apply some of the character’s strategic ploys and observational skills to his own game on the court. Now, in collaboration with Anna Waterhouse, Abdul-Jabbar has published his debut novel, Mycroft Holmes, which follows Sherlock’s brother’s exploits working for the British Secretary of State for War. Join Abdul-Jabbar tonight as he discusses the book and signs copies.

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September 22- Book Launch: Fear and Clothing by Cintra Wilson with Jon Caramanica and special guests Alex Roy and Amy Bailey

The Powerhouse Arena (Dumbo)
37 Main Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11201 
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
In an age of mass-produced clothing and style dictated by celebrities and bloggers, what does the outfit we choose to wear in the morning say about us? To former New York Times fashion critic Cintra Wilson, fashion determines destiny.

** Cintra is looking for moments of personal fashion transformation from YOU!  During the program, Cintra will project and discuss a handful of fabulous and/or wholly embarrassing photos of images submitted by guests.  If you have a photo of a pivotal time in your own personal fashion, please send them to

For more information, please call 718.666.3049
RSVP appreciated:

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September 23– Author Event Kim Leggett


97 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007212-587-5389

Time: 6:00 pm

This evening Barnes & Noble welcomes author Kim Liggett in conversation with author Nova Ren Suma. This will be the launch event for Kim’s new book, Blood and Salt.

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