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    BK: How to Talk to Rock Stars with Alli Marshall

    06/30/2015 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Music journalist Alli Marshall presents her debut novel, How to Talk to Rock Stars, described as Almost Famous meets The History of Love.

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    BK: Chuck Wendig with Daniel Jose Older

    08/20/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Chuck Wendig launches Zer0es, "a witty and exhilarating thrill-ride through the underbelly of cyber espionage," in conversation with Shadowshaper author Daniel Jose Older.

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    Zeroes: A Novel Cover Image
    $25.99
    ISBN: 9780062351555
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    Published: Harper Voyager - August 18th, 2015

    An exhilarating thrill-ride through the underbelly of cyber espionage in the vein of David Ignatius’s The Director and the television series Leverage, CSI: Cyber, and Person of Interest, which follows five iconoclastic hackers who are coerced into serving the U.S. government.


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    Shadowshaper (the Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780545591614
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    Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 30th, 2015

    The joyful, bold New York Times bestseller. Look for the sequel, Shadowhouse Fall, out 9/12

    "Magnificent." --Holly Black, New York Times Book Review

    "A must." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    "Exceptional." --Publishers Weekly, starred review


    BK: Gotham Writers’ Workshop: Fiction with Arlaina Tibensky

    06/28/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Arlaina Tibensky is the author of the novel And Then Things Fall Apart (Simon & Schuster). Her short fiction and nonfiction have  appeared  in One StoryMcSweeney's Internet Tendency, the Madison Review, and The Dinner Party Download on NPR.

    BK: Alexandra Petri presents A Field Guide to Awkward Silences with Josh Gondelman

    06/25/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri brings her brand of wry social commentary with A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. She will be in conversation with Josh Gondelman, author of the forthcoming You Blew It.

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    $25.95
    ISBN: 9780451469601
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    Published: Berkley Books - June 2nd, 2015

    Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri turns her satirical eye on her own life in this hilarious new memoir...

    Most twentysomethings spend a lot of time avoiding awkwardness.

    Not Alexandra Petri.


    You Blew It!: An Awkward Look at the Many Ways in Which You've Already Ruined Your Life Cover Image
    $14.00
    ISBN: 9780147515803
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    Published: Plume Books - October 6th, 2015

    A hilarious examination of faux pas for readers of Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    Humankind is doomed. Especially you.


    BK: Dean Bakopoulos with Emma Straub

    06/23/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

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    Summerlong: A Novel Cover Image
    $26.99
    ISBN: 9780062321169
    Availability: Backordered
    Published: Ecco - June 16th, 2015

    The author of Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon and My American Unhappiness delivers his breakout novel: a deft and hilarious exploration of the simmering tensions beneath the surface of a contented marriage which explode in the bedrooms and backyards of a small town over the course of a long, hot summer.


    The Vacationers Cover Image
    $26.95
    ISBN: 9781594631573
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    Published: Riverhead Books - May 29th, 2014

    "Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . "The Vacationers "offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author. "People "(four stars)


    BK: Kate Walbert presents The Sunken Cathedral

    06/22/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Kate Walbert presents The Sunken Cathedral, the story of a neighborhood and the lives and desires that intersect there as its characters confront the changing city landscape.

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    The Sunken Cathedral: A Novel Cover Image
    $25.00
    ISBN: 9781476799322
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    Published: Scribner - June 9th, 2015

    From the National Book Award nominee and author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling A Short History of Women, a deeply moving, “lyrical, ominous, and unexpectedly funny” (Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers) novel that follows a cast of characters as they negotiate one of Manhattan’s swiftly changing neighborhoods, extreme weather, and the unease o


    BK: Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts, with Cara Hoffman

    06/18/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Paul Tremblay unleashes A Head Full of Ghosts, with Cara Hoffman (Be Safe I Love You).

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    A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel Cover Image
    $25.99
    ISBN: 9780062363237
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    Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2015

    WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

    A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.


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    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781451641325
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    Published: Simon & Schuster - April 21st, 2015

    This widely acclaimed novel about a female soldier who returns from Iraq haunted by a tragic mistake is "beautifully written...suspenseful and smart and tender in unexpected moments" (Miami Herald) and was named one of the 5 Best in Modern War Fiction by The Sunday Telegraph.


    BK: Joanna Rakoff in conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan

    06/15/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    We celebrate the paperback release of My Salinger Year with author Joanna Rakoff, in conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements).

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    $15.95
    ISBN: 9780307947987
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    Published: Vintage - May 12th, 2015

    Keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.


    The Engagements (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9780307949226
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    Published: Vintage - May 20th, 2014

    A People Magazine Top 10 Best Book of the Year

    The bestselling author of Maine returns with an exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan "A Diamond is Forever," and four unique marriages that will test how true--or not--those words might be.


    BK: Greenpoint Comedy Night

    05/30/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place  at our Brooklyn location.

    Greenpoint Comedy Night returns with headliner Jon Fisch (seen on The Late Show with David Letterman). Garrett Barnes hosts Fariaz Rabani, Michael Karlik, Turner Sparks, Ronnie Fleming, and Alyssa Limperis. Admission is $6 and includes two free beers from our sponsor, The Brooklyn Brewery.

    BK: Meet the Presses with Akashic and Dzanc Books

    06/17/2015 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Two of our favorite presses come together under one ceiling! Akashic's Kaylie Jones (The Anger Meridian) and Nina Solomon (The Love Book) join Dzanc authors Jen Grow (My Life as a Mermaid), and Patrick O'Neill (Gun Needle Spoon) for a night of readings.

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    The Anger Meridian Cover Image
    $26.95
    ISBN: 9781617753503
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    Published: Akashic Books - July 7th, 2015

    "Kaylie Jones's striking novel...quivers with tension from the opening page... A] lovely, finely plotted novel, which highlights colorful San Miguel and the complexities of family, loyalty and honesty. The Anger Meridian is at once a suspenseful mystery and a superlatively gripping story of self-discovery."
    --Shelf Awareness, Starred review


    The Love Book Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781617753176
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    Published: Kaylie Jones Books - January 6th, 2015

    Named a Pick of the Week for the week of January 2nd by Publishers Weekly

    A New York Post Required Reading Pick

    "Fans of Sarah Dessen and Mary Kay Andrews will enjoy this grown-up Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a story of risk, reward, loss, and love."
    --Booklist


    My Life as a Mermaid, and Other Stories Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781938103032
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    Published: Dzanc Books - June 9th, 2015

    This stunning collection introduces an important new voice in American fiction. The charactersamong them a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veterangrapple with being voiceless and feeling trapped.


    Gun, Needle, Spoon Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781936873579
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    Published: Dzanc Books - June 9th, 2015

    This memoir follows a punk rock pioneer on his slide into drug abuse and life as an armed robber, all the way through life in recovery and what it's like to look back on those times, knowing all the while that he is still under the threat of three strikes, a twenty-five-to-life prison sentence waiting. He has no choice but to deal with it all drug free.


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