Events

Catch That Cookie!

with author Hallie Durand
and illustrator David Small

SEPT 15 / MON / 4:00 PM

Special drawing activity led by Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Small!

Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can’t wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it’s time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven…they’re gone! 

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Curiosity Day

SEPT 20 / ALL DAY
Celebrate Curiosity Day!
Bookstores nation-wide are celebrating curiosity with Curious George.Stop by for curiosity themed activities. We hope to have a visit by The Man In The Yellow Hat at 11:00 AM.  We’ll have a full selection of Curious George books on hand as well.
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Local Author Day

SEPT 21 / SUN / 1-5pm
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Our annual event featuring local writers is back. Come out and support your wonderful literary neighbors, [words] Bookstore’s local authors!
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My Body is a Book of Rules

with author Elissa Washuta

SEPT 23 / TUE / 7:30 PM

As Elissa Washuta makes the transition from college kid to independent adult, she finds herself overwhelmed by the calamities piling up in her brain. Built on the bones of fundamental identity questions as contorted by a distressed brain, My Body Is a Book of Rules pulls no punches in its self-deprecating and ferocious look at human fallibility. 

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Sweet Survival

with author Laura Zinn Fromm

SEPT 27 / SAT / 7:30 PM

A former award-winning journalist and self-described sugar addict, Fromm is both funny and frank in this moving account of trying to find comfort in a family fraught with mental illness. These essays are warm and generous, as are her recipes and cooking advice. You’ll find everything in here, from baking for a Nobel Prize winner to courting a kidnapper; mastering a mousse soufflé to roasting a chicken in milk. 

Crime Novel Night

with authors Rob Brunet, Tracey Landau & Thomas Pluck

SEPT 30 / TUE / 7:30 PM

[words] presents three unique crime authors in one exciting event:

Rob Brunet, Stinking Rich

Tracey Landau, The Queen of Diamonds

Thomas Pluck, Blade of Dishonor

A Day for Readers at Hachette Book Group

OCT 18 / SAT / 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Hachette Book Group
111 E 59th St
New York, NY 10022

$45 ADMISSION includes all panels detailed below, brunch, and a tote bag with selected free books!

Hachette Book Group’s Editorial Panel features a look behind the curtain at the world of publishing. Additionally there is a Narrative Nonfiction Panel, a Literary Fiction Panel, and a Special Book Club discussion with debut author Christopher Scotton, author of the forthcoming novel, THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH. All attendees will receive an advance copy of the novel to read before the event.

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Goodnight, Ark

with author Laura Sassi
OCT 18 / SAT / 11:00 AM

Beds are ready. Food is stored. Noah hollers, “All aboard!”

It’s bedtime on Noah’s ark, but the animals can’t sleep because of the storm. Two by two, they crowd into Noah’s bed, creating a sticky situation. Will Noah ever get them back to their own beds? Climb aboard the ark for this rollicking, yet ultimately restful bedtime story as Noah finds a way to make things calm and cozy, even in the midst of a storm. 

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Each Day I Like it Better

with author Amy S.F. Lutz

OCT 19 / SUN / 2:00 PM

In the fall of 2009, Amy Lutz and her husband, Andy, struggled with one of the worst decisions parents could possibly face: whether they could safely keep their autistic ten-year-old son at home any longer. Desperate to stop the attacks that endangered family members, caregivers, and even himself, Amy and Andy decided to try the controversial procedure of electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. 

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A Replacement Life

with author Boris Fishman

OCT 27 / MON / 7:30 PM

A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice. 

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The Big Book of Sides

with author Rick Rodgers

NOV 15 / SAT / 5:00 PM

What’s a burger without fries, turkey without stuffing, or barbecue without coleslaw, baked beans, or macaroni and cheese—or all three? The Big Book of Sides contains more than 450 delicious recipes to complement any dish. With helpful tips on how to stock your pantry, easy-to-follow cooking techniques, gorgeous color photos, and main dish pairing suggestions, The Big Book of Sides is sure to become a trusted staple in your kitchen.

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Edible Colors

with author Jennifer Vogel Bass

NOV 8 / SAT / 11:00 AM

Parents and their kids will delight in Edible Colors, a book that introduces early learners to color through pictures of unusual and everyday fruits and vegetables. The book’s striking imagery helps children appreciate the inherent beauty of good food.

 

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