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The NYU Bookstore Event Series is free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Seating is limited and no reservations are required. For additional event information view our Event Calendar. If you are interested in scheduling an event please contact us.


Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 5, 6pm - 7:30pm
Joe Dolce Author of Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis (Harper Wave, 2016)

The former editor-in-chief of Details and Staradventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant. Dolce paints a fresh and much-needed portrait of cannabis, our changing attitudes toward it, and the brave new direction science and cultural acceptance are leading us. Enlightening, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Brave New Weed is a compelling read that will surprise and educate proponents on both sides of the cannabis debate.

Thursday, October 6, 6pm - 7:30pm
Four Way Books 2016 Launch with Joel Brouwer, Henry Israeli & Morgan Staffel

Joel Brouwer is the author of Exactly What Happened (Purdue University Press, 1999), Centuries (Four Way Books, 2003), And So (Four Way Books, 2009), and Off Message, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is chair of the Department of English at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Henry Israeli is the author of god’s breath hovering across the waters, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title. His previous poetry collections include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002), and Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010). He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). He is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books.

Megan Staffel lives in western New York State and Brooklyn. She is the author of two novels and her most recent collection of short fiction, The Exit Coach, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title, is her third collection. She teaches in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College.

Thursday, October 13, 6pm - 7:30pm
Helen Maryles Shankman Author of They Were Like Family to Me: Stories (Scribner, 2016)

Previously published in hardcover as In The Land of Armadillos, They Were Like Family to Me is the paperback publication of a  collection of linked stories set in a German-occupied town in Poland during World War II, where tales of myth and folklore meet the real-like monsters of the Nazi invasion. 

Shankman’s writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Gargoyle, Cream City Review, Grift,, The Jewish Standard, The Times of Israel, and numerous other fine publications.  Two of her stories, They Were Like Family to Me and The Jew Hater, have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. 

Tuesday, October 18, 6pm - 7:30pm
The McGhee Writing Program presents "Inside/Outside" - A literary reading with Laura Sims and Amelia Kahaney

Sims is the author of four books of poetry and five chapbooks of poetry including Staying Alive (Ugly Duckling Press, 2016). She has been a featured writer for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, and has been a co-editor of Instance Press since 2009.

Kahaney's short fiction has appeared in Best American Nonrequired ReadingOne Story,Crazyhorse, and Joyland, among other publications. The Brokenhearted and The Invisible, her novels for teens, were published by HarperTeen. 

Thursday, October 20, 6pm - 7:30pm
Marc Lamont Hill Author of Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond (Atria 2016)

In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. Timely and eloquent, the NYT bestselling Nobody is a keen observation of the challenges and contradictions of American democracy.

Marc Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist and host of BET News, as well as a political contributor to CNN. He is a Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia).

Saturday, October 22, 4pm - 6pm
In Celebration of Alumni Day 2016, the NYU Bookstore is honored to host authors Cara Bradley & Traci Medford-Rosow

Cara Bradley, author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine (New World Library) is a mental strength coach, yoga and meditation teacher. 

"Living on the verge is not about doing more, but about being more. It isn’t about achieving more, it’s about experiencing more. It’s not about being someone different– as there’s no “better version of you” on the horizon.Everything you’re searching for is available to you in this moment.Everything you need is right here on the verge "

Inflection Point: War and Sacrifice in Corporate America by Traci Medford-Rosow is a fast-paced, high-stakes legal thriller and memoir. Inflection Point is the true story of the author and her legal team at Pfizer who found themselves at the epicenter of the decade long, world-wide, multi-billion battle for control over the world's most prescribed pharmaceutical product, Lipitor(r).  But it is also a cautionary tale posing a question as fundamental as it is critical: Have the efforts to bring affordable medicines to consumers helped to cripple the very industry that invents life-saving drugs in the first place?

Tuesday, October 25, 6pm - 7:30pm
Andy Steves Author of Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget (Avalon Travel Publishing, 2016)

This book picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the flashpacker skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe's top destinations. Book cheap flights online, find rooms at AirBnB, and catch a ride with Uber. Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network. Learn which cities match your interests and which can be easily combined for a longer trip.

Andy Steves was born into a traveling family, heading to Europe each year while his father, Rick Steves, updated his guidebooks, made TV shows, and researched new tours. His father's passion for travel, in-depth cultural experiences, and efficient, affordable travel rubbed off on Andy during these family trips each year once he graduated from the stroller. A semester abroad during his undergrad at the University of Notre Dame opened his eyes to the fascinating world of independent, budget travel and the need for the next generation of travel tips and tricks became painfully clear to him.  Upon winning Notre Dame s annual business plan competition with an idea for a student tour company, Andy launched Weekend Student Adventures in 2010 and now has guides and itineraries all across Europe.

Wednesday, October 26, 6pm - 7:30pm
Sherry Amatenstein Author of How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch (Seal Press, 2016)

How Does That Make You Feel? obliterates the boundaries between the shrink and the one being shrunk with unabashedly candid writers breaking confidentiality and telling all about their experiences in therapy. Contributors include an array of essayists, authors, TV/film writers and therapists. Sherry will be joined this evening by the following book contributors: Sue Shapiro, Jenine Holmes, Adam Sexton, Molly Peacock, Diane Josefowicz, Kate Walter
Estelle Erasmus, Barbara Schoichet, Linda Yellin, Janice Eidus.

Amatenstein, a therapist and author, is an adjunct writing professor at the New School and NYU. 

Thrusday, October 27, 6pm - 7:30pm
Greg DePaul Author of Bring the Funny: The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter (Focal Press, 2016)

Greg DePaul is a screenwriter (Bride WarsSaving Silverman) and teacher of screenwriting at NYU and The New School. 

Monday, October 31, 6pm - 7:30pm
Halloween Literary Party with Karen Heuler & Yoss

Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 90 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies. She has published four novels and three story collections with university and small presses. She has received an O. Henry award, been shortlisted for a Pushcart prize, for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award and the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction. 
She teaches at SPS NYU. Karen Heuler’s latest story collection follows travelers as the familiar becomes strange, and the strange becomes life.

Born Jose Miguel Sanchez Gomez, Yoss assumed his pen name in 1988, when he won the Premio David in the science fiction category for Timshel. Together with his peculiar pseudonym, the author's aesthetic of a rocker has allowed him to stand out amongst his fellow Cuban writers. Yoss writes both realistic and science fiction works. Alongside these novels, the author produces essays, reviews, and compilations, and actively promotes the Cuban science fiction literary workshops, Espiral and Espacio Abierto. 

Publisher of both books: Restless Books
Translator of both books: David Frye