Murder By the Book

One of the nation’s oldest and largest mystery specialty bookstores, Murder By the Book carries over 25,000 books: new and used, hardcovers and paperbacks, first editions, collectibles, gift items, mystery magazines, and more. The shop regularly hosts hundreds of mystery, crime, and fantasy book signing events throughout the year.

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Lawndale Art Center

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Gulf Coast Reading

The Lawndale Art Center is located within the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District, and hosts art exhibits, musical performances, and literary discussions and readings including the Gulf Coast reading series. The series presents readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors to Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. The monthly series supports the journal’s mission to spotlight the work of both esteemed and emerging writers with voices as diverse as the Gulf itself.

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Lawndale Art Center

The Center for the Humanities

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Alisa Besher

The Center for the Humanities encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, conferences, publications and exhibitions. Free and open to the public, our programs and exhibitions aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.

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Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers

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Françoise Brodsky

Shakespeare & Co. is an iconic Manhattan bookstore founded in 1983. The store is adjacent to the Hunter College campus and hosts book signings, readings, talks, and writing workshops.

The Lexington Avenue store also includes a high-quality café and the patented Espresso Book Machine technology, which can produce on-site bookstore-quality books in minutes from a catalog of over 7,000,000 in-copyright and public domain titles.

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PowerHouse Arena

Contact Name: 
Susanne Konig

PowerHouse Arena—a self-proclaimed laboratory for creative thought—is a gallery, boutique, bookstore, performance, and events space located in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. The space is home to the art book publisher, powerHouse Books, and hosts book launch parties, readings and signings, and conversations for a host of voices in contemporary literature. The store carries a curated selection of design and photography books, along with a discriminating selection of nonfiction, lifestyle, illustrated, and New York-themed books. 

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Salman Rushdie, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Gary Shteyngart, David Sedaris, Mary Gaitskill, Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, Nelson George, Edmund White, Colum McCann, Jennifer Egan, T. C. Boyle, Jonathan Franzen, Julia Glass, Nassim Taleb, Pete Hamill, Tracy K. Smith 

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Hunter College

The Writing Center presents special events that are free and open to the public. A question and answer session plus book signing and reception will follow most lectures. Hunter College's MFA Creative Writing program also holds literary events with a healthy calendar.

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is one of downtown New York’s most vital cultural institutions, presenting an eclectic mix of events -- from readings and concerts to comedy nights and storytelling competitions – featuring many of today’s most exciting artists. The bookstore is staffed almost entirely by volunteers and 100 percent of its profits go to Housing Works, Inc., which provides housing, healthcare, job training, and advocacy for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

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