Jersey City

JC: Cecilia Rodriguez Milanés

06/17/2015 - 7:30pm

This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

Cuban-American writer Milanés presents her second story collection, Oye, What I’m Gonna Tell You, which asks “When is your culture bad for you?” as it explores the stories of Cuban-Americans from WWII to the present. “Milanés’s depictions of Cuban-American culture are vibrant,” says The New York Times Book Review.

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ISBN: 9781632460042
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Published: Ig Publishing - April 21st, 2015

When is your culture bad for you?


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ISBN: 9780981504025
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Published: Ig Publishing - June 1st, 2009

"Complex and woeful, Milanes's rich ensemble act may remind readers of Junot Diaz's Drown and Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son."--Publishers Weekly


JC: Storytime with Paulette Bogan

06/28/2015 - 11:00am

This event takes place at our Jersey City location. 

Listen to a story about new friends, Virgil & Owen. Virgil thinks that Owen is his friend, and his friend alone! But Owen likes to play with everybody in their arctic home. How will Virgil cope? This lovely tale will help kids as they form lasting friendships.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781619633728
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 27th, 2015

Every great friendship started somewhere, but here's a story of how not to make friends…


JC: John Keene presents Counternarratives

06/23/2015 - 7:30pm

This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

Rutgers professor John Keene presents his latest book from New Directions, Counternarratives. Pulling from newspapers, private journals, and other historical documents, this novel blends truth with the fantastic. Though each story within the book tells a new tale they all focus on slavery from the 17th century through until modern times. 

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Published: New Directions - May 21st, 2015

Conjuring slavery and witchcraft, and with bewitching powers all its own, Counternarratives continually spins history—and storytelling—on its head


JC: Father's Day Storytime with Frank Berrios

06/20/2015 - 11:00am

This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

Get ready for Father's Day with Football with Dad by Frank Berrios. This adorable Little Golden Book gives the basic rules for football but mostly just shows how much fun it can be hanging with dad! A perfect event for a lovely Saturday morning. 

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Football With Dad (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
By Frank Berrios, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780385379250
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Published: Golden Books - May 5th, 2015

This informational LGB is also a touching tribute to the lessons we learn from our fathers!
 
Every Sunday, a boy and his dad watch the big football game on TV, and then go outside to play it. In this simple introduction to the game, the emphasis is on playing safely and having fun.


JC: Dragons Beware! Storytime workshop with Jorge Aguirre

06/14/2015 - 2:30pm

This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

Bring the kids to enjoy an afternoon with graphic novelist Jorge Aguirre. The newest installament of Dragons Beware!, Chronicles of Claudette, hit the shelves early in May. He'll read from the comic and give his best tips to budding authors and artists. 

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By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596438781
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Published: First Second - May 12th, 2015

Scrappy Claudette sets out once again with her pal Marie and her little brother Gaston to right wrongs and fight evil. And this time, it's personal. Claudette is out to get the dragon who ate her father's legs...and his legendary sword. But as usual, nothing is as simple as it seems, and Claudette is going to need Marie and Gaston's help more than ever.


JC: Mina Holland in conversation with Tracie McMillan

06/11/2015 - 7:30pm

This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

Mina Holland, editor of Guardian Cook, presents her new book The World on a Plate, which explores the cuisine from all over the world: Spain, West Africa, South Korea and many more! She breaks down the cultural origin of each dish to give readers a grasp of the history behind them. She will be joined in conversation by Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating.

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ISBN: 9780143127659
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Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2015

Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes.

Best Culinary Travel Book (U.K.), Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Finalist for the Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award


The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439171950
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Published: Scribner - February 21st, 2012

In the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed, an ambitious and accessible work of undercover journalism that fully investigates our food system to explain what keeps Americans from eating well—and what we can do about it.


JC: Steve Saullo presents American Petriots

06/10/2015 - 7:30pm

This event takes place in our Jersey City location.

Local teacher Steve Saullo presents his historically accurate but fully engaging adventure for kids. "A hilarious and heartwarming epic fable of the American Revolution, written for the hearts of the young and the young at heart. No matter how small and helpless you may feel, you can make a BIG difference in your world!" 

JC: New Jersey Fresh and Eat Local for Less

06/04/2015 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

Join Eat Local for Less author Julie Castillo for a taste test of local food at 7 pm! This will be followed at 7:30 pm by a joint event with Castillo and Rachel Weston, author of the new cookbook New Jersey Fresh.

New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table (American Palate) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626199781
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Published: History Press - May 11th, 2015

New Jersey's bounty is ripe for the picking. The state boasts thousands of thriving farms, hundreds of CSAs, dozens of community farmers' markets and countless residents dedicated to the locavore lifestyle. Jersey food writer and chef Rachel J.


JC: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy with Sam Maggs and Jill Pantozzi

06/01/2015 - 7:30pm

This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

Join Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy author Sam Maggs and Jill Pantozzi, editor of excellent nerd-girl news site The Mary Sue, for a lively discussion about being a fangirl in this golden era of fandom. Fangirl's Guide covers attending cons, cosplay, facing down jerky dudes who question your cred, and much more.

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The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781594747892
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Published: Quirk Books - May 12th, 2015

This ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life is a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.
 


JC Mystery Book Group: Plague of Doves

07/20/2015 - 6:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

The Plague of Doves: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060515133
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 12th, 2009

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves—the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning The Round House and LaRose—is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reser


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