Your Best Literary Week in NYC: July 6th – July 10th

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It’s another great week for bookish events in New York City, and we’ve made sure to pair them with some local restaurant picks. Make your way to Brooklyn for the paperback release of Cutting Teeth, the debut novel from Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop founder Julia Fierro. We’ve also got two neighboring events in Soho, with debut novelist Julia Pierpont at McNally Jackson on Wednesday, and Karolina Waclawiak at Housing Works on Thursday. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know where you went!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Head over to BookCourt for the paperback release of Julia Fierro’s much lauded debut novel, Cutting Teeth. The novel follows a group of Brooklyn parents as they bring their families to a Long Island beach house for a summer weekend. Both nuanced and hilarious, Cutting Teeth is a perfect pick for the summer. Julia will read an excerpt from her forthcoming novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer. Amy Shearn, author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn, will join her in conversation.

163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

After the reading, grab dinner and wine at Pair Wine & Cheese if you are traveling sans kids. Enjoy brick oven pizza and Nutella zeppole at Luzzo’s BK for a more kid-friendly atmosphere.

Pair Wine & Cheese
140 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Luzzo’s BK
145 Atlantic Ave
New York, NY 11201


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Celebrate Julia Pierpont’s debut novel, Among the Ten Thousand Things, at McNally Jackson this week. Described by Kirkus as, “A quietly wrenching family portrait,” Pierpont’s debut focuses on a family in turmoil after infidelity. J. Courtney Sullivan, author of The Engagements, will join her in conversation.

McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

When the reading ends, make your way to Macbar next door for mounds of comfort food nestled inside a giant plastic noodle.

54 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Karolina Waclawiak will be at Housing Works Bookstore Café to discuss her new novel, The Invaders. Vanity Fair describes the novel as, “A perfect, and perfectly dark, beach read told with L.A.-noir style but set in tony country-club Connecticut.” She will be joined by a slew of amazing authors, including Megan Abbott, Kathleen Alcott, Jami Attenberg, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, and Iman Saleh.

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

If you are speedy after the event, you can sneak in some modern art at The New Museum during its pay-what-you-wish hours.

The New Museum 
235 Bowery Street
New York, NY 10002

It’s always the right time to get tacos at Tacombi at Fonda Nolita. Make sure to try the watermelon agua fresca!

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita
267 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012