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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, May 31, 6pm - 7:30pm
Stigma Fighters Anthology Reading hosted by CEO & Founder Sarah Fader

Stigma Fighters is a non-profit mental health organization in Brooklyn, New York that seeks to give people living with mental illness a voice.  A compilation of personal perspectives, the second volume of the Stigma Fighters Anthology features essays from real people living with mental illness from around the globe.

Tuesday, June 6, 6pm - 7:30pm
Haroon Moghul - Book Launch for How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University's Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder. This is the story of the second-generation immigrant, of what it's like to lose yourself between cultures and how to pick up the pieces.

Wednesday, June 7, 6pm - 7:30pm
Gay Fiction with Joe Okonkwo & Jonathan Corcoran

Joe Okonkwo is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and editor. His debut novel Jazz Moon, won the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction.

Jonathan Corcoran is the author of the debut story collection, The Rope Swing, published in April 2016 by Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of West Virginia University Press. His work has been named a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction and a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award. The Rope Swing is a finalist for the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards! Winners announced in June 2017.

Thursday, June 15, 6pm - 7:30pm
Conjunctions: 68 Inside Out: Architectures of Experience

Launch reading by contributors Elaine Equi, Karen Heuler, Andrew Mossin, and Matt Reeck

Conjunctions: 68, Inside Out: Architectures of Experience comprises a narrative map of writings that investigate the vast range of architectures crucial to our being: stories, poems, and essays that center around a meaningful, pivotal architectural structure or space. 

Copies of the issue will be available for sale and signing.

Tuesday, June 20, 6pm - 7:30pm
Jacqueline Woodson author of Another Brooklyn: A Novel

In celebration of the paperback edition (Amistad imprint, Harper Collins), a 2016 National Book Award Finalist. 

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award and the NAACP Image Award, and was named a Newbery Honor Book and a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children. Among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Woodson served as the Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017.