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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, April 16, 6pm - 7:30pm
John Tauranac

In a new epilogue to the Cornell edition of The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark", Tauranac highlights the continuing resonance and influence of the Empire State Building in the rapidly changing post-9/11 cityscape. Originally published in 1995, the book is far more than a work in architectural history; Tauranac tells a larger story of the politics of urban development. John Tauranac teaches at SCPS NYU.

Thursday, April 17, 6pm - 7:30pm
Warren Lehrer author of A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Blue Mobley

A Life in Books is an extraordinarily original, exploration of one man's use of books as a means of understanding himself, the people around him, and a half-century of American/global events. The "illuminated" novel pairs Blue Mobley's reluctant memoir with a retrospective of all 101 of his books. In this funny and thought-provoking performance/reading, Lehrer presents an overview of his protagonist's life in books via many of Mobley's book cover designs, book-like objects, and other biographical materials including animations and video performances.

A recipient of many awards for his books and multimedia projects, Warren Lehrer is a writer and designer, acclaimed for capturing the shape of thought and reuniting the traditions of storytelling with the printed page. A Life In Books is Lehrer’s 10th book; his first novel.

Tuesday, April 22, 6pm - 7:30pm
Warren Hoffman

The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical reveals the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years. New archival research will have theater fans and scholars forever rethinking how they view this popular American entertainment.

Warren Hoffman currently serves as the Associate Director of Community Programming for the Center of Jewish Life and Learning at Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Wednesday, April 23, 6pm - 7:30pm
Michael Nava

In celebration of Nava's novel The City of Palaces, which is set in Mexico City in the years before and at the beginning of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.

Tuesday, April 29, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading with April Naoko Heck and David B. Austell

April Naoko Heck's first collection of poetry is A Nuclear Family. David B. Austell is celebrating the paperback edition of his collection of Poetry, Little Creek & Other Poems. April Naoko Heck was born in Tokyo and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was seven. A Kundiman Fellow, she has been awarded residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center. A Nuclear Family is her first collection of poems.

Dr. David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct).  David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education (his dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement). In 1992, he was a Fulbright grantee in Korea and Japan.  His first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press, and his second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. His third book of poetry, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2014. David’s poetry has also appeared in Infusion Magazine and in The Red Wheel Barrow.

Wednesday, April 30, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading with Maudelle Driskell, Benjamin Miller, Cathy Linh Che and Brett Fletcher Lauer

Maudelle Driskell is the author of Talismans (Hobblebush Press). Without Compass (Four Way Books) is Benjamin Miller's first book. Cathy Linh Che's first collection of poetry is titled Split (Alice James Books). Brett Fletcher Lauer is the author of A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books).

The event is co-sponsored by Four Way Books, a literary publication based in New York.

Wednesday, May 7, 6pm - 7:30pm
Karen Brennan, Joy Katz, David J. Daniels, Kevin Prufer and Daniel Tobin

Karen Brennan is the author of six books of varying genres, most recently little dark (Four Way Books).

Joy Katz is the author of three poetry collections, most recently All You Is Perceive (Four Way Books).

David J. Daniels is the author of two chapbooks and the full-length collection, Clean, winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry.

Kevin Prufer is the author of six poetry collections, mostly recently Churches (Four Way Books).

Daniel Tobin is the author of six books of poetry, including his newest book, The Net (Four Way Books), and is the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, The Selected Poems and Lola Ridge, and (with Pimone Triplett) Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art.

Thursday, May 8, 6pm - 7:30pm
E.L. Doctorow

E.L. Doctorow is the award winning author of numerous titles, including "Andrew's Brain", new this year for Random House. Internationally known for his unique works of historical fiction, Doctorow currently holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU.