Indie Authors & More Are in Town This Week (YA Book Events 11/20-11/26)

Happy Thanksgiving book lovers! Because of the holiday there aren’t too many events going on this week, but there are still a few. Check out the full list of events below and have a happy Turkey Day. Also, don’t forget to follow YA Book Events on Twitter to keep updated on all the bookish events happening around the city.

Saturday, November 25

Indies First/Small Business Saturday Storytimes Deluxe at Books of Wonder (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Celebrate Small Business Saturday by spending the day with wonderful authors like Brian Floca, Paul O. Zelinsky, and more. Authors will be reading all day long. Click the link to see the full line-up. Free event.

Launch Event for Bolivar by Sean Rubin at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of Sean Rubin’s newest graphic novel, Bolivar, as he reads from the book, answers questions, and does a signing. Free event.

Sunday, November 26

Author Event: JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life at Barnes & Noble Fifth Ave (2 p.m.)

Snag a photo-op with Jojo Siwa by buying a pre-signed copy of her book, JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz. You can purchase a copy beginning at 10 a.m. Wristbands will be provided at the time of purchase.

Great Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Meet Elizabeth Eulberg, Chris Grabenstein, Barbara Dee, Chris Raschka, Michael Northrop for a wonderful afternoon of great middle grade novels. Free event.

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Meet the National Book Award Finalists (YA BOOK EVENTS 11/13-11/19)

Don’t miss your chance to meet a number of incredible authors this week, including the National Book Award finalists. Check out the full list of this week’s events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the events happening around the city.

Monday, November 13

2017 National Book Award Finalists at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet this year’s finalists for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Free event.

Tuesday, November 14

Greet Teen Reads! at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet Libba Bray (The Diviners), Alex R. Kahler (Runebinder), Billy Merrell (Vanilla), and Lisa Williamson (All About Mia). Free event.

Thursday, November 16

Launch Event for Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join Hilary Reyl as she celebrates the release of her new novel, Kids Like Us. She’ll be joined by Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). Free event.

Sunday, November 19

Face to Face: Middle Readers Book Group at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

The group will be discussing George by Alex Gino. Free event.

Great Chapter Book Reads at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Celebrate three new middle grade releases with Jay Cooper (The Curse of the Mummy’s Tummy), Sarah Mlynowski (Abby in Wonderland), and Courtney Sheinmel (Designed by Lucy). Free event.

Michelle Hodkin, Erin Bowman, & More Are In The City This Week (YA Book Events 11/6-11/12)

There are so many incredible events happening this week, and you won’t want to miss any of them so let’s just dive right in. And don’t forget to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the events happening around NYC.

Tuesday, November 7

Meet Jeff Kinney at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (5 p.m.)

Author of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy kid series will be signing books and taking photos. You must receive a wristband to attend. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 10 a.m. with the purchase of The Getaway.

Meet Linda Fairstein at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Books of Wonder is hosting the launch party for NY Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein’s latest novel, Digging for Trouble, the second in her Devlin Quick Mysteries series. Free event.

Wednesday, November 8

Meet and Greet with YouTuber Jessie Paege at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (4 p.m.)

Meet YouTuber Jessie Paege and snag a pic and presigned copy of her book, Hey, It’s Okay to Be You. There is a mandatory wristband policy for this event. Wristbands will be distributed at 10 a.m. and you must pre-purchase the book to get a wristband.

Thursday, November 9

Meet Michelle Hodkin at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Michelle Hodkin presents the first novel in her new trilogy, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, which picks up right where the Mara Dyer trilogy, left off. Free event.

Friday, November 10

Discussion and Signing With the Creators of Paper Girls at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (6 p.m.)

Participate in a discussion and signing with the creators of Paper Girls, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. Wristbands will be distributed with purchase of Paper Girls Deluxe Edition, Volume 1.

Sunday, November 12

Great Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Join authors Nicholas Gannon and Gregory Manchess as they share their latest illustrated novels. Free event.

Meet Erin Bowman at Books of Wonder (3-5 p.m.)

Erin Bowman celebrates the launch of Retribution Rails, the companion to Vengeance Road, and will be joined by authors Danielle Paige and Tiffany Jackson. Free event.

Meet Courtney Sheinmel at Books of Wonder Uptown (4-6 p.m.)

Courtney Sheinmel celebrates the launch of her newest book, Designed by Lucy, the second book in her Kindness Club series. Free event.

NaNoWriMo Begins This Week! (YA Book Events 10/30-11/5)

It’s almost time for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which means for you writers out there it’s time to get to work. However, there are also a few events for those who’d prefer to just read. Check them out below and make sure to follow YA Book Events on Twitter to stay updated on all the latest bookish events happening in NYC.

Monday, October 30

Launch Event for Tortall by Tamora Pierce at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join Tamora Pierce as she celebrates the release of her new book, Tortall: A Spy’s Guide. Free event.

Boos and Books: A Literary Halloween at The Strand (7-9 p.m.)

Show off your greatest Halloween look and take part in a costume contest, along with a bunch of other fun activities in the Strand’s rare book room. This event is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are $20 and include one drink.

Wednesday, November 1

NaNoWriMo Write-In at Whole Foods TriBeCa 2nd Floor (6:30-9 p.m.)

Join other New York writers at the first write-in of NaNoWriMo 2017. Bring whatever you’re writing with and get to work. Free event, but the hosts ask that you purchase something from the establishment.

Launch of Inkitt’s Writers Write with Lauren Kate at Cubico (7 p.m.)

Join author Lauren Kate (Fallen) and Inkitt as they mark the start of NaNoWriMo. Free event with RSVP.

 

Jason Reynolds, Lauren Oliver & More Are In Town This Week (YA Book Events 10/23-10/29)

There are a lot of great events happening throughout New York City this week so let’s dive right in. Also, remember to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter in order to stay up to date with all the bookish events happening in NYC.

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Monday, October 23

Jason Reynolds at BUILD Series NYC (4-4:30 p.m.)

National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynold’s will discuss his novel, Long Way Down. Free event; must register in advance.

Wednesday, October 25

Launch Event for Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet Carrie Ann DiRisio, the mastermind behind the popular Brooding YA Hero Twitter account. Free event; light refreshments will be provided.

Lauren Oliver & Adam Silvera at The Strand (7-8 p.m.)

Join Lauren Oliver and Adam Silvera in the Strand’s Rare Book Room as they discuss their inspiration and new books. Free event; must purchase book for the signing.

Thursday, October 26

Meet Mother & Daughter Authors P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join mother and daughter authors P.C. and Kristin Cast as they present their new books, Sun Warrior and Loved. Free event.

Friday, October 27

The Sidekicks at Barnes and Noble Tribeca (6 p.m.)

Enjoy a YA panel featuring Will Kostakis (The Sidekicks), Martin Wilson, and Lance Rubin. Free event.

Sunday, October 29

Great Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Readers can meet David Barclay Moore, Suzanne LaFleur, Kate Messner, and Jake Burt at this great middle grade panel. Free event.

David Levithan, Elizabeth Eulberg, & More Are In Town (YA Book Events 10/16-10/22)

After last week’s full week of festivities, this week has slowed down quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t great events to check out this week. Here’s the full schedule.

Monday, October 16

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Glaser will be sharing her novel Far From the Tree, which is a National Book Award finalist this year. Eulberg (Just Another Girl) will be joining her on the panel. Free event.

Young, Queer, and Lit at The Strand (7-8 p.m.)

Join David Levithan, Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, Billy Merrell, and more as they discuss their process of writing books for the YA genre. Free event.

Tuesday, October 17

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Join Stephanie and R.J. as they celebrate the release of their latest novel, Applewhites Coast to Coast. Free event.


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The Vlog Brothers Are in NYC (YA Book Events 10/9-10/15)

The turtles are going down this week. John Green’s latest novel, Turtles All the Way Down will (finally!) release this week and he’ll be in New York City to jump off his tour. It’s been five years since he last released a book so if you can see him this time around you definitely shouldn’t miss it. Green isn’t the only author in town this week, though. Check out the full list of events below!

Monday, October 9

John & Hank Green at Symphony Space (12 & 4 p.m.)

In a special preview event for Turtles All the Way Down, John and Hank Green (also known as the Vlog Brothers) will be doing two small talking events at Symphony Space. Tickets are $15.

Tuesday, October 10

The Town Hall with The Strand: Turtles All the Way Down Tour (7 p.m.)

John Green and special guest Hank Green celebrate the release of John’s newest novel, Turtles All the Way Down. This event is SOLD OUT.

Friday, October 13

An Evening with Sherman Alexie at Symphony Space (7 p.m.)

Join Sherman Alexie and moderator Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Tickets are $17; $14 for members of Symphony Space.

Sunday, October 15

Thalia Kids’ Book Club: The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell at Symphony Space (1 p.m.)

Join Cressida Cowell and Claire Legrand (Foxheart) for an afternoon of conversation, art, fun activities, and a reading from The Wizards of Once by Tony Award nominee Emily Skeggs (Fun Home). Tickets are $17; $14 for members.

Teen Panel for The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke at Books of Wonder (4-6 p.m.)

Meet author Katherine Locke as she discusses her new book The Girl with the Red Balloon in conversation with fellow author Lindsay Smith (Dream Strider). Free event.


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