November 9- The Anti-Hero-Hero Debate

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

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Does the anti-hero have a future in film, TV and books? From Tony Soprano to Tony Stark, from Sex in the City to Gone Girl, we live in a golden age of antiheroes—on the big screen, in books, and on TV. But has the antihero run its course—and if so, what could possibly replace it? Will we ever want to watch just-plain-heros again? A discussion/debate with New York Times film critic A.O. ScottNew YorkerTV critic Emily Nussbaum, award-winning author Megan Abbott, and Adam Sternbergh, editor at New York magazine and the author of Shovel Ready and Near Enemy.

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November 9- John Leguizamo + Marc Meyers 

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Actor, comedian, and writer John Leguizamo launches his graphic novel Ghetto Klown in Strand’s Rare Book Room! Adapted from his Drama Desk Award-winning play, Ghetto Klown tells the story or, really, the many stories of John’s life: His hardscrabble childhood in Queens, his megawatt career, and his offstage travails and triumphs.

John will be joined in conversation by Marc Myers, regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he writes on music and the arts.

Buy a copy of Ghetto Klown 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.

November 10- Book Launch: The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson in conversation with Josh Ritter


The Powerhouse Arena [Dumbo]
37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 1120
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: Tickets are $30

Now for the first time, in a memoir at once fascinating, hilarious, and profound, Wilson chronicles his journey from drama geek, to his career-defining role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, and beyond.

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November 11- Author Event: Melissa Meyer

Time: 6:00 pm


This evening we welcome author of the bestselling ‘Lunar Chronicles Series’ Marissa Meyer. She’ll be here to discuss the latest book in the series Winter. Priority seating with book purchase. Join us!

Special Instructions: 
Purchase your book at Barnes & Noble Tribeca for entry. This will be a wristband event. Wristbands will be given out starting at 10:00AM on the day of the event. Must be present at store to receive a wristband. Please do not reserve the book.

November 12- David Downing + Lewis Lapham

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Lewis Lapham, former editor of Harper’s Magazine and founder of Lapham’s Quarterly, hosts a conversation for mystery novelist David Downing’s latest release, One Man’s Flag, featuring serial hero Jack McColl. Spy fiction fans won’t want to miss this exclusive pairing!

Buy a copy of One Man’s Flag 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.