Events at Shakespeare & Co.

April 29

10:00am – 5:00pm

Independent Bookstore Day

Come and celebrate with us : we'll have storytelling at 10 am and an art workshop for kids at 3:30 pm, book signing by noted authors such as Patricia Bosworth, Boris Fishman, Erica Jong, Andre Aciman and Colum McCann from 11am to 3 pm and demos of the Espresso Book Machine, our state-of-the art paperback printing machine. Check our Facebook page @shakespeareandco.usa for the complete program.

May 2

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Girl-Powered Fiction: A journey through the discoveries of female protagonists

Young female protagonists uncover betrayals, secrets, and sinister motives -from long buried familial conflicts to nefarious classmates- in five novels, set all over the world.
With authors Naomi Jackson, Karolina Ramqvist, Hannah Tinti, and Han Yujoo. Moderated by Steph Opitz. A PEN AMERICA World Voices Festival event

May 3

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Shattering Taboos to Change Culture

Three authors try to change the culture of rape: Ram Devineni, creator of the augmented reality superhero Priya in India, Jessica Luther, author of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" about rape on college campuses, and Andrea Pino, editor of "We Believe You", an anthology of survivors stories.
A Pen America World Voices Festival event.

May 4

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Panel: Debut Novels

Four authors present their debut novels and talk about what it takes to get your first book published. With Gina Sorell (Mothers And Other Strangers), Lynda Cohen Loigman (The Two-Family House), Jesse Chaffee (Florence in Ecstasy) and Janet Benton (Lilli De Jong). Moderated by Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World.

May 9

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Jill Santopolo: The Light We Lost

Unfolding in a series of vignettes over the course of a decade and a half, this debut novel follows a young woman as she navigates the turbulent emotional waters of her first love. Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on September 11, 2001. As the towers fall mere miles from where they stand, the two kiss for the first time, triggered by both the emotions spurred by the horrific event they are witnessing and a deep connection discovered in that dark moment.

May 9

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The Shakespeare & Co Book Club

The Shakespeare & Co Book Club featuring The New York Review Books will discuss Stefan Zweig's BEWARE OF PITY with noted Zweig's specialist George Prochnik, author of "The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World".

May 11

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: Kimberley Tait

Join Kimberley Tait for the launch of her debut novel, FAKE PLASTIC LOVE, the story of four wide-eyed twenty-somethings heading to New York to make their mark on the city. They quickly realize, however, that it is not always easy to determine who and what is real and fake in the 'real world'.<br /"Remarkable...With sweeping nods to Fitzgerald and other writers of the Gilded Age, Tait's debut novel sparkles with vitality and conscience." -Publishers Weekly

May 17

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: How to Write Like Tolstoy

Critically acclaimed author Richard Cohen will read from HOW TO WRITE LIKE TOLSTOY, an engrossing book about writing and how novelists do what they do. Informed by a career in publishing and a lifetime of reading, Richard Cohen takes readers on a journey into the minds, techniques, concerns, tricks, flaws (and occasionally obsessions) of our greatest authors.

May 25

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Joseph Weisman: AFTER THE ROUND-UP

Joseph Weismann is one of the only survivors of the Velodrome d'Hiver round-up of Jews by the French police in 1942. He was 11 years old. His parents were sent to Auschwitz but he managed to escape. How would he survive the rest of the war, hunted, mistreated and scared? After years of silence, Joseph has decided to tell his story, so that future generations would know. He'll appear in person, with his translator, Richard Kutner. An event not to be missed.