December 2011 Bookstore Events

Colin Quinn - Long Story Short I Want My MTV

As we head full steam ahead into the holiday season, it’s mostly tumbleweeds at our local booksellers. Here’s a few December events that looked interesting to me for one reason or another.

B&N Dec 2011 Events
12/01 Bernadette Peters and the Cast of Follies with Special Guest Stephen Sondheim (86th & Lex)
12/01 Bobby Flay (USQ)
12/01 Conversations with Clint: Paul Nelson’s Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood, 1979-1983 (Park Slope)
12/06 Colin Quinn: Long Story Short DVD (Tri)
12/07 Stephen Sondheim in conversation w/ Anna Quindlen (USQ)
12/07 Al Roker: The Talk Show Murders (86th & Lex)
12/08 Margaret McNamara: The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot (Tri)
12/08 Diane Ravitch: The Death and Life of the Great American School System (86th & Lex)
12/08 Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey: The Night Before Christmas (86th & Lex)
12/09 Bill Frisell w/ Dave Schroeder (86th & Lex)
12/10 Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
12/13 Jonsi and Cameron Crowe (USQ)
12/14 Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes: Go the F**k to Sleep (Tri)

Bookcourt Dec 2011 Events
12/01 John Casey: Room For Improvement
12/06 Hee Jin Kang, Jonathan Ames: No Sleep
12/08 Live Comix Block
12/09 Conjunctions:57 Issue Release Party w/ Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Rick Moody, Eliot Weinberger
12/13 Kevin Avery & Elliot Murphy: Everything Is An Afterthought
12/12 Lou Reed: The Raven
12/14 Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
12/18 Jhumpa Lahiri & Simon Dinnerstein in Conversation with ANN TRACY

Powerhouse Arena
12/06 Book Launch: Best Music Writing 2011, edited by Alex Ross and Daphne Carr
12/08 Book Launch: I Want My MTV by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum
12/15 Book Reading & Beer Tasting: Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah by Jeremy Cowan
12/17 Holiday All-Star Signing w/ Chuck Klosterman, David Rakoff, Lev Grossman, Ricardo Cortés, and J. Courtney Sullivan

McNally Jackson
12/06 Paris Review Winter Issue Launch Party
12/12 Garrison Keillor: A Christmas Blizzard

Housing Works
11/30 Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever w/ Will Hermes, DJ Kool Herc, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Kaye, and Larry Harlow
12/08 Best Music Writing 2011, edited by Alex Ross and Daphne Carr
12/09 Live From Home with Kevin Devine
12/13 The Moth StorySLAM. Theme: Ancestors
12/14 The Lit Mag Office Party

12/06 Steve Earle, Weley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding), Josh Ritter in conversation and performance
(Celeste Bartos Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) (Buy Tickets)