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Even though NYC will be in the midst of a heat wave next week, there are still plenty of cool literary events to attend. This week offers the opportunity to celebrate a ton of debut novelists, the chance to see cool art, as well as to learn about niche musical subcultures. Make sure to tweet at us (@QuirkBooks) to let us know where you went!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We highly recommend you check out any event hosted by Tumblr’s Rachel Fershleiser and the “Debut Novelist Summer Smash” is no exception. This Tuesday, hear from four of this summer’s most buzz worthy debut authors: Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), Rebecca Dinerstein (The Sunlit Night), Julia Pierpont (Among The Ten Thousand Things), and Caroline Zancan (Local Girls). And hopefully, if announcements made on Twitter are indeed binding, we will also have Fall, Winter, and Spring Debut Novelist Smashes to look forward to in the coming months.

Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

Cool off with a watermelon juice at Tacombi, and have some amazing tacos for dinner.

267 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jami Attenberg’s whirlwind book tour for Saint Mazie continues this Wednesday at the Sean Kelly Gallery. J. Courtney Sullivan will join her in conversation, and a book signing will follow the reading. The event will coincide with the gallery’s current exhibit, By the Book, “a group exhibition that explores the influence of literature in contemporary art and features works that utilize this idea as their source of inspiration.” Get more information, as well as your free ticket, here. Read an excerpt of Saint Mazie here.

Sean Kelly Gallery
475 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

While you are in the neighborhood, don’t miss out on a visit to The High Line. There’s an entrance at 28th Street and 10th Avenue. Then grab some pizza at Tavola Wood Oven Trattoria. Top it off with the Nutella pizza for dessert.

488 9th Ave
New York, NY 10018


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Celebrate the paperback release of music writer and essayist Amanda Petrusich’s Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records. An excerpt of the book, which has been touted by Kirkus as “An engaging and deeply personal journey, for both the writer and her subjects, and an adroit disquisition on the nature of this distinctly American form of insatiable lust,” is available to read here.

WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Head over to No. 7 North after the reading for sandwiches and cocktails. Make sure to try the Double Decker Broccoli Tacos.

931 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Jennifer Morell

Jennifer Ray Morell is a teacher and writer from Queens, New York. Her work has appeared in Slate, Tin House, Trop, Newtown Literary, and Underwater New York. Follow her on twitter at @heyjenray or at jenraymorell.com.