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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.


Tuesday, October 28, 6pm - 7:30pm
Reese Erlich

Erlich is the author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect (foreward by Noam Chomsky). Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, journalist Reese Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war and why it matters. Disturbing and enlightening at once, this timely book shows you not only what is happening inside Syria but why it is so important for the Middle East, the US, and the world.

Reese Erlich is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books on foreign policy. A full-time freelance journalist and special correspondent, he recently reported for both CBS Radio and Global Post, and reports regularly for National Public Radio.

Wednesday, October 29, 6pm - 7:30pm
Miriam Frank

Frank is the author of Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America. Miriam Frank tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. This book chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s.

Miriam Frank is Master Teacher of Humanities at New York University.

Monday, November 3, 6pm - 7:30pm
Screening of Electoral Dysfunction Q& A with political humorist Mo Rocca & Filmmakers David Deschamps and Bennett Singer

Join us on the night before Election Day 2014 for a screening and discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION, an award-winning documentary in which political humorist Mo Rocca discovers that there’s something funny about voting in America.

The film opens as Mo makes a startling discovery: The right to vote is missing from the Constitution. He then heads to Indiana, home to some of the strictest election laws in the country, and meets one Republican and one Democrat who take him inside their efforts to get out every vote. As he progresses on his road trip, Mo searches for the Electoral College; investigates the heated battle over Voter ID laws; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and explores the case of a former felon sentenced to ten years in prison—for the crime of voting.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mo Rocca, David Deschamps, and Bennett Singer, who directed the film with Leslie D. Farrell. The ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION companion book, by Victoria Bassetti, will also be available.

This event is co-sponsored by NYU Office of Government & Community Affairs.

Tuesday, November 4, 6pm - 7:30pm
Timothy Kuhner

Timothy Kuhner, author of Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution.

Capitalism v. Democracy offers the key to understanding why corporations are now citizens, money is political speech, limits on corporate spending are a form of censorship, democracy is a free market, and political equality and democratic integrity are unconstitutional constraints on money in politics.
Kuhner argues that nothing short of a constitutional amendment can set the necessary boundaries between capitalism and democracy.

Timothy K. Kuhner, associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, teaches international law, comparative law, human rights, campaign finance, and alternative dispute resolution.

Thursday, November 6, 6pm - 7:30pm
Brian Egger/Book Launch

Brian Egger is the author of Social Media Strategies for Investing (Adams Media) the founder of He is also a contributing writer for Brian was recognized six times as a Wall Street Journal "Best on the Street" analyst.

With Social Media Strategies for Investing you will not only enhance your understanding of the stock market, but also use social media to maximize your profits. This comprehensive guide provides you with specific strategies for using social media as an investment tool to gain a greater understanding of today's market, so you won't get left behind.

Thursday, November 13, 6pm - 7:30pm
Leslie Coffin

Leslie Coffin is the author of Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchock and the Hollywood Studio System. Hitchcock's Stars is a chronological study of Hitchcock's Hollywood films and the innovative approach he took to casting films. Chronicling Hitchcock's twenty-eight pictures within the Hollywood system, Coffin examines how his use of stars evolved, and how his status in the industry eventually allowed him to create new stars, change their images, and turn them into film icons.

Lesley L. Coffin is a freelance writer on film and popular culture. She is the author of Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector (2012).

Tuesday, November 18, 6pm - 7:30pm
Reading/discussion with Patrick Stancil, translator of The Sleepworker, by Cyrille Martinez.

Joseph Patrick Stancil has studied French and translation at UNC-Chapel Hill and New York University. The Sleepworker is his third translation to be published. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Originally from the south of France, Cyrille Martinez is a poet and novelist living in Paris. Using the story of Andy Warhol and John Giorno and their film Sleep as a starting point, The Sleepworker reads like a Warhol film on fast-forward.

Wednesday, November 19, 6pm - 7:30pm
Amy Bentley

Amy Bentley is the author of Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialzation of the American Diet. Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity, and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care.

Amy Bentley is Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is the author of Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity and the editor of A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Era.

Thursday, November 20, 6pm - 7:30pm
Stephen Policoff

Stephen Policoff is the author of Come Away. Who is the small, greenish girl Paul Brickner repeatedly sees skittering around the edge of his yard in upstate New York? No one else seems to see her. Ever since Spring was injured in a fluke fall, Paul has been possessed with the anxiety that he might lose her.

Stephen Policoff won the 2000 James Jones First Novel Fellowship for Beautiful Somewhere Else. He has taught writing at Wesleyan University and Yale and is currently Master Teacher of Writing at New York University.