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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Late Night Library's Battle of the Books

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  • Critics choice

Round by round, eight debut books will be pitted against one another, until one is deemed the champion. Hosted by local author Julia Fierro, the cutthroat competition features selections from the

  1. Pacific Standard 82 Fourth Ave, between Bergen St and St. Marks Pl, 11217
  2. Thu Sep 18
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The Moth StorySLAM!

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Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn spinners against one another, challenging them to deliver an impressive

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Thu Sep 18
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The Best American Poetry Reading 2014

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Best American anthologies are truly that, collecting the year's highlights of a given genre in one neat package. The 27th edition, featuring 2014's most mesmerizing poems, launches tonight with

  1. The New School, J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 W 12th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Thu Sep 18
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Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman and Bianca Stone

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  • Free

It's truly been a great year for debuts, and tonight, our favorite Dumbo bookstore presents three indie-press authors whose first books will astound you: novelists Courtney Moreno (In Case of

  1. The powerHouse Arena 37 Main St, at Water St
  2. Thu Sep 18
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