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Raymond Carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another. These twelve stories mark a turning point in Carver’s work and “overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life. . . .
This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Photographer Deborah Feingold presents her newest collection, Music, with a presentation and signing. Music contains moments from her sessions with the artists whose work has defined the last 40 years in popular (and stridently unpopular) music. Feingold’s work over the years has included portraits of cultural icons from President Barack Obama to Mick Jagger, Bill Gates to Prince, and many more.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Made over the past three decades, photographer Deborah Feingold's iconic portraits are filled with personality, simplicity and eloquence. Her portraits of figures as varied as musical icons, famed actors, award-winning authors, Nobel laureates and presidents, have appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Time and numerous international publications.
This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Author Artie Bennett presents a fun-filled storytime for his picture books Peter Panda Melts Down! and Belches, Burps, and Farts -- Oh My!Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Every kid has them, and every parent, or kid-caretaker, has had to deal with them - those meltdown-tantrum-pitching-a-fit moments Peter Panda has them - when it's time to leave the playground, when some other child has the book he wants, when Mama insists he eat some broccoli. When this happens: Uh-oh. Here it comes. Here comes that frown.
He's beheld the butt and offered the scoop on poop. Now Artie Bennett takes young readers on a discovery of those little (and not so little) puffs that exit from our mouths and duffs--the burp, the belch, and the fart With Bennett's signature combination of real science and zany rhyme, kids will learn the how, why, and where of gas-tastic eruptions made by people and animals, such as:
This event will take place at our Jersey City location.In honor of The Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!, Huck Scarry (son of picture book legend Richard Scarry) will be in conversation with award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown (Mr. Tiger Goes Wild) about his father’s work and legacy and children’s books. All ages welcome!Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
A previously-unpublished classic-in-the-making from Richard Scarry is cause for joyous celebration!
This event will take place at our Jersey City location.What’s your favorite banned book? Come by and share it with us, in honor of Banned Books Week! We’ll be talking about the history and trivia of book banning, as well as reading from some of our own favorites. If you’d like to sign up to read, email email@example.com and let us know your pick.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
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Sixty years after its originally publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.
Guy Montag is a fireman.
This event will take place at our Jersey City store.Illustrator Dan Hanna presents a storytime for everyone’s favorite grumpy fish! He’ll be joined by Early Bird Rock musician Pauline Pisano, who will lead a Pout-Pout Fish themed sing-along.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Turn little pouts into big smiles!
Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do math—until he's reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills, in Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna.
This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Hone your strategy and diplomacy skills at our Settlers of Catan night, open to pros and novices alike. Resident expert Chad will be on hand to lead you through this "Oregon Trail meets Risk" board game.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Join us for a celebration of Filipino-American voices in fiction and poetry, featuring Gina Apostol (Gun Dealers' Daughter), Hossannah Asuncion, Joseph Legaspi (Imago), and R.A. Villanueva (Reliquaria).Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Winner of the PEN/Open Book Award
“...Legaspi, like William Carlos Williams, can find poetry anywhere. And like his mentor Pablo Neruda he seems able to locate the mysterious and the magical in the most common and overlooked objects. It is difficult to overestimate the daring and resourcefulness required to complete successfully this astonishingly original book.$17.95ISBN: 9780803296381Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2014
In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them.
This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Celebrate the publication day of Into the Go-Slow with author Bridgett Davis! She’ll be in conversation with local author Tayari Jones (The Silver Sparrow), after which there will be a Q&A and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
It's 1986 and twenty-one-year-old Angie continues to mourn the death of her brilliant and radical sister Ella. On impulse, she travels from Detroit to the place where Ella tragically died four years before--Nigeria. She retraces her sister's steps, all the while navigating the chaotic landscape of a major African country on the brink of democracy careening toward a coup d' tat.
From the New York Times Bestselling Author of An American Marriage
“A love story . . . Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy . . . Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.”
—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it.