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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Jay & Silent Bob's Blueprints for Destroying Everything

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The infamous duo make a rare appearance in honor of their new book, a guide to destroying...everything. From the glass ceiling to self-doubt, Jay and Silent Bob have the blueprints to wreck it. Join

  1. Bryant Park Reading Room W 42nd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Wed Jul 30
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The How I Learned Series

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Blaise Allysen Kearsley stuffs this hip, energetic evening of readings with writers, comics and bloggers, each of whom recounts a story tied to a specific lesson.

  1. Union Hall 702 Union St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Wed Jul 30
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Natalie Eilbert: Conversation with the Stone Wife

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Trust us on this one: You want to remember Natalie Eilbert's name. Tonight, the talented young poet celebrates the release of her chapbook with readings by herself, Morgan Parker, Monica McClure and

  1. Mellow Pages Library & Reading Room 56 Bogart St, at Seigel St, 11206
  2. Fri Aug 1
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11th Annual Small, Small Press Fair

  • Critics choice
  • Free

How small is a small, small press? Find out today as these tiny publishers present their goods and feature their authors, like Joseph Riipi, Tracy Dimond, Olemadebo Fatunde and Mike Young. Stop by

  1. Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave, at St. Marks Ave, 11238
  2. Sat Aug 2
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