October 16- Garth Risk Hallberg

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street

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Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Strand hosts the years-awaited, record-breaking novel, City on Fire, by The Millions’ Garth Risk Hallberg. Discover the story behind the making of one of the most eagerly anticipated novels in publishing history, an epic slice of NYC life from the heights of power to the depths of street life revolving around the blackout of ‘77.

Buy a copy of City on Fire or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

October 16- If Someone Says You Complete Me, RUN!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships


Barnes and Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Time: 7:00 pm

October 18- Book Launch: Wet Dog by Sophie Gamand

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37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Award-winning photographer and animal rights activist Sophie Gamand brings us a quirky, adorably hilarious collection of over 120 dog photographs. Pooches are welcome to attend!

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October 18- Salman Rushdie: Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel


Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Time: 7:00 pm

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nightsis a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling. In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub-Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils.

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October 21-PEN Presents Lit Crawl NYC: A Literary Carnival


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

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

PEN launches the return of Lit Crawl NYC with a carnival-esque cabaret of bookish delights. One venue, multiple events, featuring such perennial favorites as Literary Pictionary and Nerd Jeopardy. The night will also include a raffle to win ticket(s) to Electric Literature’s Genre Ball, Tarot card readings by Restless Books and One Story, face painting, a mobile photo booth by Sarabande Books, an exquisite corpse contest by H.I.P. Lit, flash portraits by Last Night’s Reading artist Kate Gavino, and live music from the Farrar, Strauss & Giroux band The Savage Detectives. Hosted by Buzzfeed’s Isaac Fitzgerald and author and graphic storyteller Mira Jacob, Lit Crawl NYC will invite guests to compete in brain games rotating between main stage presentations and pop-up stations located throughout Housing Works Bookstore Café.

Get a jump on Lit Crawl and join the competition with PEN America and Better Book Titles. Starting Tuesday, October 12th Better Book Titles will host a Twitter competition for the best single sentence book title. All you have to do to enter is join the hashtag #SingleSentenceBooks and @LitCrawlNYC. Prizes include a $50 gift certificate to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and a signed copy of Dan Wilbur’s How Not to Read. The winner will be announced at Lit Crawl on October 21st. Let the summaries ensue!

For the crawl highlights and a list of the literary curating partners click here.