December 2010 Book Store Events (Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, Amy Sedaris, Mike Birbiglia)

The Day John Lennon Died The Big Payback

It’s a pretty lean month for readings, especially at the big box stores, but some of the indies have stepped up and bagged a few big names just in time for the holiday season. Here’s a list of December 2010 book store events that I found interesting for one reason or another:

Barnes & Noble December 2010 Events (NYC)
12/01 Zadie Smith (86th & Lex)
12/01 Anne Rice (Tribeca)
12/05 Peter Yarrow (86th & Lex)
12/07 Steve Harvey (5th Ave)
12/08 Ken Burns (86th & Lex)
12/08 John Tartaglia and ImaginOcean (86th & Lex 11AM)
12/09 Armistead Maupin (Lincoln Tri)

Borders December 2010 Events (NYC)
12/01 Mike Birbiglia (Wall St)
12/01 Ronnie Spector (Penn 5PM)
12/01 Chris Claremont and Peter David (Penn)
12/01 Carol Channing (CC 1PM)
12/01 The Superions (CC)
12/02 Chely Wright (Kips Bay)
12/02 Amy Sedaris (CC)
12/06 Patti Lupone (CC)
12/07 Portia de Rossi (CC)
12/07 Bill Simmons (Penn)
12/09 Cory Robbins, Ed Lover, Pete Dougherty, Sway, Dan Charnas (CC)
12/14 Walt “Clyde” Frazier (Penn)

BookCourt December 2010 Events
12/01 Jonathan Franzen
12/09 N+1 Issue 10 Party
12/16 Maira Kalman

Community Book Store December 2010 Events (Park Slope)
12/02 Paul Auster
12/09 Keith Greenberg (He’s my neighbor!)

McNally Jackson December 2010 Events
12/02 Jonathan Franzen
12/06 Apartment Therapy