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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

Tuesday, June 28, 6pm - 7:30pm
Mark Thornton author of Kid Moses

This fiction debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moses longs for something outside the grim existence he has known. Honest, brutal, and lyrical, this hypnotically written book provides insight into the issues that affect modern Africa: the relationship between human beings and the wilderness, the needs of the displaced and the dispossessed, and the ties that bind us together. Mark Thornton uses the experiences of one unfortunate but resourceful child to juxtapose urban homelessness with societies found in the wild, showing that even in places of violence and indifference, human compassion can be found. 

Thursday, June 30, 6pm - 7:30pm
A Conjunctions: 66 Affinity reading by Robert Coover, Elizabeth Gaffney and Stephen O'Connor

The literary journal Conjunctions, edited by novelist Bradford Morrow and published by Bard College, has been a living notebook for provocative, risk-taking, immaculately crafted fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction since 1981. As PEN American Center has it: “Conjunctions is one of our most distinctive and valuable literary magazines: innovative, daring, indispensable, and beautiful.” In addition to work by Gaffney and O’Connor, the Affinity issue includes contributions by Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Lisicky, Rick Moody and Darcey Steinke, John Ashbery, and many others. Also featured is the first publication of a poem by Robert Duncan.

Robert Coover is the author of The Origin of the Brunists, Pricksongs & Descants, The Public Burning, Gerald’s Party, The Adventures of Lucky Pierre, Noir, and The Brunist Day of Wrath.

Elizabeth Gaffney is the author of the novels When the World Was Young and Metropolis (both Random House). She lives in Brooklyn.

Stephen O'Connor is the author of five books, including the brand-new novel Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemmings (Viking) and the fiction collection Here Comes Another Lesson (Free Press).

Wednesday, July 13, 6pm - 7:30pm
Iris Smyles Author of Dating Tips for the Unemployed

In twenty-four absurd, lyrical, and louche episodes, Iris Smyles weaves a modern odyssey of trying to find one’s home in the world amid the pitfalls and insidious traps of adult life. A wickedly funny picaresque touching on quantum physics, the Donner Party, arctic exploration, Greek mythology, Rocky I, II, V, IV, VI, and III respectively, and literary immortality, Dating Tips for the Unemployed is a wistful if wry ode to that awkward age—between birth and death—when you think you know what you want but aren’t quite sure what you’re doing.


Thursday, July 21, 6pm - 7:30pm
Open House - Espresso Book Machine

Learn how to self-publish, print Google books, and thousands of rare out-of-print titles. Meet three of the authors who self-published with us:

Charlton D'Souza author of  "Shameful Admissions" - the story of a financial aid scam.

Orlando Fernandez author of the poetry book "Spark the Flame

Kody Christiansen author of the memoir "Hollywood Heartbreak; New York Dreams"

Learn More >>Espresso Book Machine