November 2011 Bookstore Events

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson Olivia Harrison - Living In The Material World

multiple sources claiming to be Barnes & Noble employees are reporting that kiosks and other retail goodies are showing up in bookstores ahead of a November 7th launch. That would put the Nook Color 2 on retail shelves a week before Kindle Fires begin shipping out from Amazon.

An anonymous B&N employee tells The Digital Reader that his or her store is building a huge new display in the center of the store especially for the Nook tablets and e-readers. Spotlight, LCD TVs, touch screen demonstration kiosks, the works. A manager told him or her to expect a major Nook announcement on the 7th to battle the Kindle Fire. That’s a pretty unmistakable indication that we’ll be seeing more Nook news soon. []

Pretty big month for author events at our local booksellers, here’s what looked interesting to me for one reason or another.

B&N November 2011 Events
11/01 Joan Didion: Blue Nights (USQ)
11/01 Mike Bender, Doug Chernack: Awkward Family Pet Photos (86th & Lex)
11/02 Buddy Valastro: Baking with the Cake Boss (SI)
11/02 Mindy Kaling: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (82nd & Bway)
11/02 Tom Brokaw: The Time of Our Lives (USQ)
11/02 Bill Cosby: I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was) (5th Ave)
11/03 Ace Frehley: No Regrets (5th Ave)
11/03 Peter Sis: Conference of the Birds (86th & Lex)
11/02 Lewis Black: I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Tri)
11/03 Michael Pollan: Food Rules (USQ)
11/03 Tony Iommi: Iron Man My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath (Tri)
11/04 Olivia Harrison: George Harrison Living in the Material World (82nd & Bway)
11/04 Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: Playground (Tri)
11/07 Jonathan Lethem and Laura Leslie: The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 1 (USQ)
11/07 Brian Kellow: Pauline Kael A Life in the Dark (86th & Lex)
11/08 Darrell Hammond: God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked (Tri)
11/08 Bill Clinton: Back to Work (5th Ave)
11/09 Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage (USQ)
11/10 Kurt Loder: The Good, the Bad and the Godawful (86th & Lex)
11/10 Nada Prouty: Uncompromised (Tri)
11/10 Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs (USQ)
11/11 Christina Tosi: Momofuku Milk Bar (USQ)
11/14 Bill Maher: The New New Rules (Tri)
11/14 John Hodgman: That Is All (USQ)
11/14 Nell Casey Discusses The Journals of Spalding Gray (86th & Lex)
11/15 Umberto Eco: The Prague Cemetery (USQ)
11/15 Shaquille O’Neal: Shaq Uncut My Story (5th Ave)
11/15 Regis Philbin: How I Got This Way (5th Ave)
11/16 Diane Keaton: Then Again (USQ)
11/17 Michael Ondaatje: The Cat’s Table (USQ)
11/17 Fran Drescher: Being Wendy (Tri)
11/17 Kathy Ryan: New York Times Magazine Photographs (86th & Lex)
11/22 Richard Preston and Jonathan Weiner Discuss Michael Crichton (86th & Lex)
11/23 Shmuley Boteach: 10 Conversations You Need to Have with Yourself (86th & Lex)
11/29 Don Delillo and Paul Auster for Granta 117: Horror (USQ)

11/07 Greil Marcus – The Doors: A Lifetime Of Listening To Five Mean Years
11/08 Jonathan Lethem – The Ectasy Of Influence
11/10 A Don Delillo Tribute Reading W/ Mark Costello, Mary Karr, Sam Lipsyte, Rick Moody, Christopher Sorrentino, Dana Spiotta
11/14 Gregory D. Sumner – Unstuck In Time
11/15 Miranda July – It Chooses You

Housing Works
11/01 Live From Home with Bohème
11/02 Randy Fertel in Conversation with Calvin Trillin
11/07 Occupy: Presented by n+1 and Housing Works
11/08 The Moth StorySLAM. Theme: Warning Signs
11/14 Rethinking the Glimmer Twins: A New Look at Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
11/16 The Moth StorySLAM. Theme: Style

Powerhouse Arena
11/02 Nelson George: The Plot Against Hip Hop
11/04 Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

McNally Jackson
11/07 Lights, Camera…Travel! with Alec Baldwin, Anthony Edwards, Bob Balaban, Paulina Porizkova, Sandra Bernhard, and editors Andrew McCarthy and Don George