December 4th- PowerHouse Books Launch: TF at 1: Ten Years of Quartersnacks
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Time: 7:00 pm
This collection celebrates the decade anniversary of Quartersnacks, an online epicenter for the skate culture of downtown New York with images from the site, exclusive interviews, and more.
About Quartersnacks: Quartersnacks was founded in 2005 by a generation of New York skaters who grew up with the internet–sharing spots on message boards, and meeting people online to go skate with in other parts of the city. Since then, it has become the anti-authoritarian authority on East Coast skating. In 2014 Nike SB released a limited Quartersnacks edition dunk. In fall 2015 Quartersnacks will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary.
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
RSVP appreciated: RSVP@powerHouseArena.com
December 7th- Grace Coddington
Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street
Time: 7:30PM – 9:00PM
This compilation showcases some of the most memorable photographs published in Vogue from 1972 to 2002. It features the work of Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue and one of the leading forces in fashion today. First published in 2002, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue has long been out of print and is highly sought-after in the rare books market.
Note: Grace will sign copies of Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue. No memorabilia will be signed. Pictures are permitted.
Purchase a copy of Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue to attend the 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.
December 8th- John Ashbery
159 Pioneer St.
New York, NY 11231
Time: 7:00 pm
The poet John Ashbery (Some Trees, The Tennis Court Oath, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror) has a reputation for producing difficult, inscrutable work, which has no doubt kept a considerable number of curious readers from diving into his collections over the course of his seven-decade career. But a closer look at Ashbery’s personality reveals a modest temperament that doesn’t square with his supposed air of intimidation: A recent interview with the New York Times, on the occasion of the 2015 publication of his latest collection, Breezeway, reveals that he owns Julia Child cookbooks; and a thorough discussion in the Winter 1983 issue of the Paris Review presents Ashbery in a coy, self-deprecating light, as in such sentiments as, “I am often asked why I write, and I don’t know really — I just want to.” In that same conversation, Ashbery cites past experiences in which initially hesitant readers have become attached to his poems after hearing them read aloud. For those who might land in that ballpark, this Ashbery tribute offers a can’t-beat proposition: Ben Lerner, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Mónica de la Torre, and John Yau will accompany Ashbery and read an inspired selection of his past work.
December 8th- Real Characters
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
Time: 7:00 pm
REAL CHARACTERS is a storytelling and reading series that combines some of New York’s best storytellers, humor writers, stand-ups, memoirists, and character performers. Hosted and curated by Andy Ross, with performances from:
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight, author of You Blew It)
Daniel Nester (author of Shader and How to Be Inappropriate)
Natasha Rothwell (The Nightly Show, Saturday Night Live)
Hallie Cantor (The New Yorker, Inside Amy Schumer)