Posts Tagged: Emma Straub
Emma Straub has been named Independent Bookstore Day ambassador. Author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers, Straub worked at the recently closed BookCourt in Brooklyn, and plans to open her own store nearby.
Omnivore Books, a San Francisco cookbook store, is resisting Trump’s ban on Muslims by celebrating cookbooks from the banned regions....more
Best-selling author James Patterson is handing out bonuses to bookstore employees once again, celebrating the people who make best-selling authors possible.
The Daily Beast has a roundup of some of the best independent bookstores across the country.
As if you needed another reason to move to Canada, Toronto is getting five new bookstores....more
Although Brooklyn stalwart BookCourt is sadly set to close at the end of the year, Modern Lovers author and former BookCourt employee Emma Straub plans to open a new shop in the the neighborhood. Books Are Magic, as the shop will be called, will be 1,500 square feet and hopes to open by April....more
Saturday 5/28: Mike Edison reads You Are a Complete Disappointment, a memoir of his triumphant failures. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Bhanu Kapil and Melissa Buzzeo join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Candice Lee, Sam Trombly, Karolena Theresa, Paris Roman, Justin Higgins, Trinity Tibe, Marie Faustin, Rebecca Vigil, Courtney Marie, Kaleef Robertson, April Levy, Jordan Morton, Ty Douglas, Sydnee Washington, Jessica Hale, Katharyn Howd Machan, Carla DeMello, Adrian Moens, Marcus Jade, Samira Gibson, and Brandon Fisette join the Say Yes series....more
Saturday 6/20: Paige Taggart, Rickey Laurentiis, Jackie Clark, Dawn Raffel, Kait Heacock, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Naomi Extra, Kashana Cauley, Mensah Demary, Ryan Sartor, Mack Gelber, Tracy O’Neill, Niina Pollari, and many others join POPSICKLE 2015, the celebration of Brooklyn’s poetry communities....more
Tisa Bryant and Divya Victor join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Jerry Stahl talks with Lydia Black about Old Guy Dad, a collection his Rumpus columns along with new material and never-before-told tales....more
If you have a story that you want to tell, but you’re afraid that someone in your life is going to feel wounded, whether that feeling is justified or not, fair or not, tell it anyway.
Sunday 7/20: Helena Duncan, Bo Fisher, Oona Robertson, Cara Dempsey, and David Miller are all former interns of Matt Nelson, Mellow Pages Library curator, and will all read together tonight....more
CLMP hosts the The Giant Lit Mag fair. Get issues of dozens of different literary journals for just $2, Housing Works, 11 a.m....more
We love The Riveter, an online and (now) print magazine that “publishes longform by women for everyone.”
A lot has changed since we first wrote about The Riveter. Co-founders and co-editors Joanna Demkiewicz and Kaylen Ralph hired a staff, published a print issue, developed a growing social media presence, and remain committed to publishing awesome weekly content, including Q&As (with Emma Straub and Belle writer Misan Sagay) and essays (here’s one: “Literature Is Instagram’s Latest Accessory” by Alana Levinson).
Saturday 5/31: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Ethan Hauser, and Paul Rome have a conversation with publishing insiders Katie Raissian, Erin Harris, and Brittney Inman Canty. Bittersweet (May 2014), Beverly-Whittmore’s new novel, is about a girl and her roommate at a prestigious East Coast college....more
Saturday 12/14: Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Lev Grossman, Jill Hennessey, Dave Hill, Saeed Jones, Michael Kostroff, Fiona Maazel, Ayana Mathis, Téa Obreht, Gabriel Roth, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jim Shepard, Rob Spillman, Lorin Stein, Emma Straub, J....more
Saturday 11/30: Indies First is a nationwide celebration of independent bookstores launched by author Sherman Alexie to support small businesses. Independent bookstores around New York City invited some of their favorite authors for appearances:...more
Instead of trying to wrestle a year’s worth of literature into one tidy little list, The Millions has asked various writers to simply discuss anything good they read this year, whether it was new or old or in between.
So far, people like Emma Straub, Choire Sicha, and Jeffrey Eugenides have weighed in (who knew Sicha was such a sci-fi fan?), and we’ll get more as the month continues....more
Rumpus Book Club members this month have been devouring Emma Straub’s Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and we’ll be chatting with Straub about her book this Wednesday night. Poetry Book Club members have been all over Mary Jo Bang’s new translation of Dante’s Inferno, and we’ll be chatting with her on Thursday....more
“One of the things I like about short stories is that you can place such huge importance on tiny objects and moments. If they’re there, taking up space in a genre where space is precious, they have to mean more than their face value....more