Holiday Open House - Day One

12/05/2009 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Some of our favorite authors will hang out with us at the store, helping with gift-wrapping, recommending their favorite titles and personalizing signed copies of their books for your gift-giving needs! Get a head start on holiday shopping – join us for this festive two-day open house. Refreshments will be served.

Author scheduled to appear:
1-3 pm: Amy Braunschweiger (Taxi Confidential: Life, Death and 3 a.m. Revelations in NYC Cabs)A.J. Jacobs (The Guinea Pig Diaries)Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me)3-5 pm: Jami Attenberg (The Kept Man)Charles Bock (Beautiful Children)Peter Brown (The Curious Garden)Sarah Manguso (The Two Kinds of Decay)Facebook RSVP here.

Beautiful Children: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812977967
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 13th, 2009

The New York Times bestseller by the author of the forthcoming novel Alice & Oliver | Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters | A New York Times Notable Book
“One word: bravo.”—The New York Times Book Review

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The Curious Garden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316015479
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2009

This New York Times bestselling modern classic explores the perennial topic of environmentalism in an urban world, from the creator of The Wild Robot and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.

The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312428440
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Published: Picador - May 26th, 2009

A Spare and Unsparing Look at Affliction and Recovery that Heralds a Stunning New Voice

The events that began in 1995 might keep happening to me as long as things can happen to me. Think of deep space, through which heavenly bodies fly forever. They fly until they change into new forms, simpler forms, with ever fewer qualities and increasingly beautiful names.

The Kept Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594483516
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - January 6th, 2009

Now in paperback, from the author of the bestselling The Middlesteins: the novel that's "unabashedly emotional, refreshingly devoid of New York City cynicism, and tenderly funny?" (People).

Taxi Confidential: Life, Death and 3 A.M. Revelations in New York City Cabs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780982173329
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Published: Wfo Press LLC - September 15th, 2009

An outrageous encounter in a cab is a rite of passage in New York City. Trap two or more strangers in a careening yellow sedan and add an unexpected variable-say, a well-armed transvestite hooker, the urgent need for a restroom, or a stabbing victim-and the story that emerges is sure to be worth telling.

The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416599067
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 8th, 2009

The uproarious New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All gathers his adventures as a human guinea pig into one of the funniest and most enlightening books of the year.

• An irresistible page-turner filled with surprising wisdom: For his first hit book, Jacobs read the Encyclopedia Britannica.

When You Reach Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385737425
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - July 14th, 2009

"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post