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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

The Library as Source Material with Valeria Luiselli

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Luiselli, who recently published a debut novel and an essay collection with fan favorite indie publisher Coffee House Press, talks tonight about her monthlong October residency in the Poets House

  1. Poets House 10 River Terr, at Murray St
  2. Tue Oct 21
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101 Two-Letter Words

  • Critics choice
  • Free

An. He. No. Scrabble masters or not, we use many of these words daily. In his new book, Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields) fills in the rest, defining all of the dictionary’s two-letter words

  1. The powerHouse Arena 37 Main St, at Water St
  2. Tue Oct 21
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Marilynne Robinson with Paul Harding

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

If you missed her previous two appearances this week, here's your last chance to catch Robinson before she continues her book tour and heads home to Iowa. The brilliant author of Lila, which expands

  1. Congregation Beth Elohim 274 Garfield Pl, at Eighth Ave
  2. Wed Oct 22
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The Moth StorySLAM!

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

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 Oct 23
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