Best Bookish Week in NYC: July 20th – 25th

Posted by Jennifer Morell

It’s another amazing week for bookish events in New York City, and as always, we paired them with places to eat and drink. This week offers the opportunity to hear from Jami Attenberg, Kate Bolick, Lidia Yuknavitch, and a ton of other incredible writers, all while stuffing your face with pizza, ice cream, and grilled cheese. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know where you went!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Gaze at the Manhattan skyline while hearing from Jami Attenberg (Saint Mazie) and Kate Bolick (Spinster) at the Books Beneath the Bridge reading series. Saint Mazie, based on the real life “Queen of the Bowery,” Mazie Phillips-Gordon, “seduces its reader with ease, making the most of fact and fiction while playfully pushing the boundaries of form,” according to B&N Reads. There will be a Q&A and book signing following the reading. You can read the first five chapters of Jami Attenberg’s new novel Saint Mazie right here.

Brooklyn Bridge
334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Grab a cone from Ample Hills Creamery before heading to the reading.

360 Furman Street
New York, NY 11201

For dinner, head over to Fornino’s for pizza. Make sure to check out their rooftop dining area for more killer views of the city.

Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Celebrate the release of Lidia Yuknavitch’s new novel, The Small Backs of Children, which Kirkus calls, “a highbrow thriller. Kate Zambreno (Green Girl) will join her in conversation. Can’t make it? The event will be streamed on the McNally Jackson website.

McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Head next door when the reading ends for a giant bowl of macaroni and cheese.

54 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

Don’t miss out on grabbing a cupcake from The Little Cupcake Bakeshop just a few blocks away.

30 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

An amazing lineup of writers will be on deck to tell three-minute stories about the movie, Clueless. Relive the 90s teen classic with Rahawa Haile, Sarah Seltzer, Neha Gandhi, Tyler Coates, Jaime Green, Maris Kreizman, Danielle Henderson, Niina Pollari, and Hazel Cills. Jason Diamond will host the event.

Refinery29 Shopping
225 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007

While you are downtown, don’t miss out on a chance to check out the renowned architecture of the Woolworth building.

233 Broadway
New York, NY 10279

Check out Melt Shop for a crazy, cheese-laden dinner.

111 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038