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    BK: Independent Bookstore Day

    04/29/2017 - 10:00am

    We celebrate reading all year, but Independent Bookstore Day is when we sound the book alarm the loudest. Since 2014, we and our sister stores across the country have come together on the last Saturday of April to raise a toast to everything that makes indies important. On April 29, show us what you love most about books, reading, and belonging to a literary community.

    11:00 am: Golden Book Storytime!

    BK: Michael Blair and Joe Bucciero present YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS' COLOSSAL YOUTH with Vivien Goldman

    05/03/2017 - 7:00pm

    Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781501321146
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Bloomsbury Academic - May 4th, 2017

    Welsh post-punk band Young Marble Giants released one LP and then, like their vanishing portraits on the album's cover, disappeared. Even though the album, Colossal Youth, received positive reviews and sold surprisingly well, Young Marble Giants quickly slid into the margins of rock & roll history-relegated to cult status among post-punk and indie rock fans.


    The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781400052868
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - April 25th, 2006

    Follow the Sacred Journey to Create One of the Lasting Musical Masterpieces of Our Time

    Bob Marley is one of our most important and influential artists. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his life sent Marley into exile from Jamaica, Exodus is the most lasting testament to his social conscience.


    BK: Storytime! I DO NOT LIKE AL'S HAT with Erin McGill

    06/04/2017 - 11:00am

     

    When Herb, a magician’s rabbit, gets sick and tired of being pulled out of Abracadabra Al’s hat, he quits and sets out to find a new job. A funny and irreverent picture book about standing up for yourself, complete with bright collage art and a healthy dose of friendship. “What a romp! Sure to be a read-aloud favorite.”—School Library Journal

    About the Author/Illustrator:

    I Do Not Like Al's Hat Cover Image
    By Erin McGill, Erin McGill (Illustrator)
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780062455765
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Greenwillow Books - January 24th, 2017

    When Herb, a magician's rabbit, gets sick and tired of being pulled out of Abracadabra Al's hat, he quits and sets out to find a new job. A funny and irreverent picture book about standing up for yourself, complete with bright collage art and a healthy dose of friendship. "What a romp Sure to be a read-aloud favorite."--School Library Journal


    Housing Works and WORD Present HOSTAGE: Guy Delisle with Simon Ostrovsky

    05/17/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St, Manhattan.

    Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. He’ll be interviewed by Simon Ostrovsky, investigative reporter at CNN.

    Hostage Cover Image
    $29.95
    ISBN: 9781770462793
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 25th, 2017

    How does one survive when all hope is lost?


    Housing Works and WORD Present STARTUP: Doree Shafrir in conversation with Jenna Wortham

    04/26/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St, Manhattan.

    Startup Cover Image
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9780316360388
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Little Brown and Company - April 25th, 2017


    Recommended as a book to read this month by BuzzFeed, Bustle, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, Nylon, Town & Country and Lit Hub
    One of the most anticipated books of 2017--Vulture, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Nylon, PopSugar and Book Riot's "All the Books" Podcast


    BK: Max Winter presents EXES with Julie Buntin

    05/15/2017 - 7:00pm

    Exes Cover Image
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9781936787401
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Catapult - April 11th, 2017

    For Clay Blackall, a lifelong resident of Providence, Rhode Island, the place has become an obsession. Here live the only people who can explain what happened to his brother, Eli, whose suicide haunts this heartbreaking, hilarious novel-in-fragments.


    Marlena Cover Image
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9781627797641
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 4th, 2017

    An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decades


    BK: Gotham Writers Workshop: Screenwriting

    04/23/2017 - 2:00pm

    This event will take place in our Brooklyn store.

    Curious about screenwriting? Drop by this free class put on by Gotham Writers Workshop!

    BK: Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini present PUBLIC RELATIONS (with Bonus Boy Band Dance Party)

    05/08/2017 - 7:00pm

    Public Relations Cover Image
    $14.99
    ISBN: 9781455595686
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 9th, 2017

    -Cinderella for the modern age.- --Kirkus


    BK: Graeme Macrae Burnet and Paul Beatty in Conversation

    04/24/2017 - 7:00pm

    His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick MacRae (Man Booker Prize Finalist 2016) Cover Image
    $24.99
    ISBN: 9781510719217
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Skyhorse Publishing - October 18th, 2016

    MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2016 BY NEWSWEEK, NPR, THE GUARDIAN, THE TELEGRAPH, AND THE SUNDAY TIMES
    A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE
    "THOUGHT PROVOKING FICTION"--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


    Sellout Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781250083258
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Picador USA - March 1st, 2016

    Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

    Named one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street Journal


    The White Boy Shuffle Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780312280192
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Picador USA - May 4th, 2001

    Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people.


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