• A Man of Misconceptions:

    The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change

    by John Glassie

    Riverhead Hardcover

    $26.95 List Price

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    John Glassie & Ben Greenman

    Known as one of the great intellects of his time, the eccentric 17th-century Jesuit priest, scientist and inventor Athanasius Kircher studied and wrote about everything from optics to mechanics to mathematics – but today we know that his “discoveries” were often off-base, even bizarre. In A Man of …

    Known as one of the great intellects of his time, the eccentric 17th-century Jesuit priest, scientist and inventor Athanasius Kircher studied and wrote about everything from optics to mechanics to mathematics – but today we know that his “discoveries” were often off-base, even bizarre. In A Man of Misconceptions, local author John Glassie tells the story of the real, if at times unlikely, role Kircher played in the birth of modern science, while uncovering a treasure trove of surprising and amusing historical facts and anecdotes, and sheds light on the strange and sometimes illogical path that led to much of modern science. John will discuss the book with Ben Greenman, editor at the New Yorker and the author of several acclaimed books of fiction. John will also lead a trivia contest, in keeping with the odd polymath who inspired his book!

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  • Sister Spit:

    Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road (City Lights/Sister Spit)

    City Lights Publishers

    $16.95 List Price

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    City Lights!

    Founded in 1955, with nearly 200 books in print, San Francisco-based press City Lights publishes pioneering fiction, poetry, memoirs, literary translations and books on vital social and political issues. Greenlight is proud to welcome City Lights to the East Coast with an evening highlighting some …

    Founded in 1955, with nearly 200 books in print, San Francisco-based press City Lights publishes pioneering fiction, poetry, memoirs, literary translations and books on vital social and political issues. Greenlight is proud to welcome City Lights to the East Coast with an evening highlighting some of their great authors and publications. Don Bajema's Winged Shoes and a Shield collects into one volume his stories from underground sensations Boy in the Air and Reach. Sister Spit: Writings, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road is the inaugural book of the new City Lights/Sister Spit Series, a collection of writing and artwork from Sister Spit, the hilariously feminist, gender-bending, genre-busting literary roadshow. Inspired by Ovid and renaissance sonnet cycles, Advice for Lovers is a queer re-imagining of the art of courtly love. Join us for a wild and varied evening with cutting edge writers and performers from City Lights!

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  • Happy Cruelty Day!:

    Daily Celebrations of Quiet Desperation

    by Bob Powers

    St. Martin's Griffin

    $16.99 List Price

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    Steamboat: A Literary Humor Series

    On the third Thursday of every month, comedian and author Bob Powers (author of Happy Cruelty Day), hosts the city's best humor writers for a night of wine-addled, text-based hilarity. Tonight’s show features Anna Goldfarb, creator of the blog Shmitten Kitten and author of the memoir / essay collection…

    On the third Thursday of every month, comedian and author Bob Powers (author of Happy Cruelty Day), hosts the city's best humor writers for a night of wine-addled, text-based hilarity. Tonight’s show features Anna Goldfarb, creator of the blog Shmitten Kitten and author of the memoir / essay collection Clearly, I Didn't Think This Through: The Story of One Tall Girl's Impulsive, Ill-Conceived, and Borderline Irresponsible Life Decisions; Adam Wilson, author of the novel Flatscreen and other writers and performers.

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  • The Middlesteins:

    A Novel

    by Jami Attenberg

    Grand Central Publishing

    $24.99 List Price

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    Jami Attenberg & Maris Kreizman

    Our ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. Brooklynite Jami Attenberg’s new novel The Middlesteins is the story of a woman consumed by her obsession with food, and the generations of family …

    Our ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. Brooklynite Jami Attenberg’s new novel The Middlesteins is the story of a woman consumed by her obsession with food, and the generations of family struggling to help her, each with their own array of issues. Praised by Jonathan Franzen and others, the big-hearted novel reinforces Attenberg’s place on the literary map. Maris Kreizman is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog that combines her love of literature with her appreciation for kitschy television, and a huge fan of Attenberg’s work. The conversation will be introduced by the series curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.

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previous events

  • Amy Thielen for "Give a Girl a Knife"

    Amy Thielen will have an event at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY on Monday, May 15th at 7:30 PM for her memoir Give a Girl a Knife, which is out from Clarkson Potter in May 2017. Amy will be in conversation with Matt Wieland. Before Amy Thielen was the host of the James Beard-nominated Heartland…

    Amy Thielen will have an event at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY on Monday, May 15th at 7:30 PM for her memoir Give a Girl a Knife, which is out from Clarkson Potter in May 2017. Amy will be in conversation with Matt Wieland.

    Before Amy Thielen was the host of the James Beard-nominated Heartland Table on the Food Network, and before her richly woven cookbook The New Midwestern Table was chosen as one of Food & Wine’s best of the year, and before she was cooking in some of New York City’s finest kitchens—for chefs David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten—she grew up in a northern Minnesota town: home to the nation's largest French fry factory, the headwaters of the fast food nation, inspired by the cooking of her mother and grandmother. Her literary debut "Give a Girl a Knife" is a food memoir, a pulsing coming-of-age story, a vivid view into New York’s high-end restaurants and ultimately a journey toward home.

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