Literary agency WME will open a holiday bookstore filled with festivities from Fri Dec 12 to Sun Dec 14. At the season’s only pop-up shop staffed by literary agents (i.e. serious publishing tastemakers), you can find some of the best books of 2014, original paper goods designed by style icon Garance Doré for the delightful stationery store Rifle Paper Company and an exclusive line of t-shirts and bags from PRINKSHOP. ‘Tis the season for gifting, after all, and this sounds like the perfect spot to cross a few names off your list.
And to keep shoppers entertained all weekend, WME will also welcome many of their renowned writers to drop by the shop. Here’s the schedule of appearances—we are definitely going to see what the intuitive Laura Day says about our holiday futures.
Fri Dec 12, 5pm–7pm
Two of our favorite local writers, Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings) and Emma Straub (The Vacationers) toast the season and sign books.
Sat Dec 13, 3pm
Laura Day (The Circle) gives psychic readings.
Sun Dec 14, 11am–1pm
James Frey talks about his new YA book and game, Endgame.
Sun Dec 14, 2–4pm
Join brilliant comedian and writer Amy Sedaris for holiday crafting!
GIMME Books pop-up bookstore
2 Rivington St between Bowery and Chrystie St
Fri Dec 12 1pm–7pm
Sat Dec 13–Sun Dec 14 11am–7pm