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 on 8th

PowerHouse on 8th is a bookstore, reading club, mini-gallery, and community space bringing South Slope the best in fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, YA, novelty, cooking, decorating, stationery, and more, all from the curatorial minds hived at Dumbo’s famed powerHouse Arena. The shop hosts book launches, readings, and a Sunday Story Time series.

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PowerHouse Arena

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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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Representative Readers: 

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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NYU Bookstore

The NYU Bookstore features an event space for in-store author readings and book signings. Events typically begin at 6:00 PM and end at 7:30 PM. Seating is limited, no reservations are needed and events are free and open to the public.

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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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Greenlight Bookstore: Prospect Lefferts Gardens

The Prospect Lefferts Gardens location of Greenlight Bookstore, which opened in 2016, is another proud independent bookstore in Brooklyn that hosts literary events including readings, book signings, and interviews with renowned and debut authors.

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Greenlight Bookstore: Fort Greene

Owners Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo have a combined twenty-six years in the bookstore and publishing industry. In 2009, they opened Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with the support of the Fort Greene Association and a Community Lender Program. This independent bookstore carries a robust selection in a wide variety of genres, and has a full calendar of events for adults and children.

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Book Culture on Columbus

In the location that was formerly Endicott Booksellers, this third Book Culture location in Manhattan hosts weekly readings with authors and poets. Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the stores feature new and classic fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, mystery novels, graphic novels, home and craft books, and travel guides.

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Book Culture on Broadway

With the strong support of the Morningside Heights community and the faculty and administration of Columbia University, Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the store features new and classic fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, mystery novels, graphic novels, home and craft books, and travel guides. Their second location at 2915 Broadway has a Children's Reading Room downstairs, which is filled with books, toys, games, puzzles, art supplies, and plush toys.

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