Join dozens of terrific writers and performers for a reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol", sponsored by Penguin Classics.
Drop in early and often to catch a selection of performers, or linger through the afternoon for the whole, spirited tale. All books and merchandise are 10% off, and the cafe will be stocked with seasonal specials. Finish your Christmas shopping with unique literary finds, have some festive treats from our cafe with a hot cocoa or a glass of mulled wine, and enjoy!
Festivities will kick off at noon with Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading of "A Christmas Carol" will begin at 1PM and end at approximately 4:30PM.
This year we have some veteran Dickensians, as well as plenty of new faces:
Min Jin Lee, Glory Edim, Rakesh Saytal, Hannah Tinti, Scott Adsit, Mike Albo, Sandra Bauleo, Alice Sola Kim, Isaac Fitzgerald, Jill Hennessy, Sarah Weinman, Helen Rosner, Marcy Dermansky, Parul Sehgal, Angela Flournoy, Alexander Chee, Tea Obreht, Vinson Cunningham, Josh Gondelman, Simeon Marsalis, Jami Attenberg, J. Courtney Sullivan, Rosie Schaap, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Jason Diamond, Megan Abbott, Elissa Schappell, Rob Spillman, Doreen St. Felix, and Rachel Fershleiser!