Book Launch: The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko, with Salman Rushdie
Book Launch: The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko, with Salman Rushdie
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In her sweeping and deeply affecting debut novel, Manko traces a wrongly exiled immigrant’s quest to be reunited with his family. Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie joins her in conversation.

Book Launch: The Kennedy Connection by R.G. Belsky
Book Launch: The Kennedy Connection by R.G. Belsky
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In Belsky’s electric new thriller, down-and-out newspaper reporter Gil Malloy chases the trail of a killer that could lead him all the way back to the JFK assassination.

Book Launch: The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein
Book Launch: The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein
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In her provocative critical history of public education, Goldstein unpacks the cultural baggage surrounding teaching and looks to where it’s headed in the future.

Slice Magazine's Writers on Tap
Slice Magazine's Writers on Tap
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Join us for a reading to celebrate emerging and established writers alike, each one handpicked and introduced by book and magazine publishers Henry Holt & Co., One Teen Story, A Public Space, and Slice.

Book Launch: Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, & 639 Others
Book Launch: Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, & 639 Others
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In this groundbreaking assemblage of interviews, photographs, illustrations and meditations, Heti, Julavits, Shapton, and 639 other contributors of diverse backgrounds explore the myriad ways in which women relate to the clothing they wear. Bring up to 5 items of clothing for an on-site swap before and after the book presentation!

Book Launch: Men in This Town by Giuseppe Santamaria
Book Launch: Men in This Town by Giuseppe Santamaria
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From the successful Tumblr of the same name, photographer, art director, and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles of the modern man.

Book Launch: Paris New York by Fred Stein, with Peter Stein & Katherine Freer
Book Launch: Paris New York by Fred Stein, with Peter Stein & Katherine Freer
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As an émigré from Germany in 1930’s Paris, to the streets of mid-century New York, photographer Fred Stein’s camera captured the twentieth century’s great artists and thinkers. His son, NYU professor Peter Stein, and his granddaughter, artist Katherine Freer, join to discuss the legacy of Stein’s work.

Book Launch: Profit & Purpose by Kyle Westaway
Book Launch: Profit & Purpose by Kyle Westaway
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From startups like Warby Parker and Etsy to blue chip firms like Nike and IBM, Westaway shows how innovative organizations are disrupting the profit or purpose paradigm and proving that industries can generate both.

Kids Event: Inside & Out: New York by Josh Cochran
Kids Event: Inside & Out: New York by Josh Cochran
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In celebration of his stunning new unfolding search and find book, Cochran stops by the Arena to share drawing activities with kids of all ages!

Book Launch: Not Fade Away by Rebecca Alexander
Book Launch: Not Fade Away by Rebecca Alexander
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In this deeply moving memoir about the obstacles we all face, Alexander recounts losing her sight and hearing yet continuing to live each day with grace and purpose.

Book Launch: Typographic Universe by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson
Book Launch: Typographic Universe by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson
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Designers Heller and Anderson identify the unseen typographies in everyday life, celebrating the world of letters found or created in unexpected places. This is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

NYC Launch: Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon, with Grace Bonney
NYC Launch: Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon, with Grace Bonney
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In classic how-to fashion, Congdon debunks the myth of the starving artist, showing the many ways artists can make a living from their craft. Joining her in conversation is Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney. This is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

Indie Debut Author Night: Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman, & Bianca Stone
Indie Debut Author Night: Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman, & Bianca Stone
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We’re teaming up with McSweeney’s, Grove Atlantic, and Tin House to celebrate the debut releases of three exciting new authors: Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman, and Bianca Stone. This is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

Book Launch: Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny, with Molly Crabapple
Book Launch: Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny, with Molly Crabapple
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In her daring new book, journalist, activist, and feminist Penny brings a broad history of revolutionary thought to bear on gender and power politics in the twenty-first century. This is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.