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Austin Kleon presented the Steal Like an Artist Journal on October 19.
Ho-ho-hold on! It’s not the holidays yet. We’ve got a cornucopia of readings and talks all the way up to Thanksgiving, and then we’ve got a few after that too, starting with a celebration of Akashic’s collection Zagreb Noir with Ivan Sršen, Dijana Jelača, and Buzz Poole on 11/4 and a launch of the new 33 ⅓ series editions on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Beat Happening on 11/5.

Payton Cosell Turner leads an Every Little Thing coloring book party on 11/12, the great Ian Svenonious returns on 11/7, and we commemorate the new edition of Miron Białoszewski's A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising on 11/16 with Madeline Levine, Timothy Snyder, Alissa Valles, and Edwin Frank.

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This month's featured event:

For psychic Soviets:Censorship now!!
Vol 1. Brooklyn Presents Ian Svenonius
Saturday, November 7, 6 pm

Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents Censorship Now!!, the new essay collection from Ian F. Svenonius, taking on subjects ranging from vampires to hats, from Heathers to IKEA. You may be familiar with Svenonius via his earlier book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, his hosting of the chat show Soft Focus, or his time in bands like Chain & the Gang, Weird War, The Make-Up, and The Nation of Ulysses. Regardless, this promises to be a memorable Saturday evening. Brooklyn Brewery beer will be on hand as well.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Coming up in Brooklyn:

For futurist gumshoes:
Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig at KGB's Red Room
Tuesday, November 3, 7 pm
This event takes place at The Red Room, upstairs from KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street, Manhattan.

WORD presents an evening with Tor Books and Dark Circle comics, celebrating the launch of Adam Christopher’s new novel, Made to Kill -- and his new comic, The Shield, co-written with Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath). Made to Kill is the first in Christopher's new L.A. Trilogy, which follows the world's last robot -- who's also a detective -- as he takes on the case of a missing movie star.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

                         made to kill        star wars
For noir tourists:
Zagreb Noir Night with Ivan Sršen, Dijana Jelača, and Buzz Poole
Wednesday, November 4, 7 pm

Akashic Books continues its eclectic, inventive series of region-focused anthologies with Zagreb Noir, edited by translator, publisher, and author Ivan SrÅ¡en. Join SrÅ¡en, Dijana Jelača of St. John's University, and editor Buzz Poole, the international coordinator for the Croatian Lit Link Festival, for a night of conversation on contemporary Croatian literature.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

For listeners:
George Grella and Bryan C. Parker present Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Beat Happening (33 1/3 series)
Thursday, November 5, 7 pm

George Grella, music editor for The Brooklyn Rail, presents his study of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, part of the 33 1/3 series. Bryan C. Parker joins with his take on Beat Happening's self-titled album.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

                        miles davis     beat happening
For world-menders:
Matthew Kressel presents King of Shards with Rajan Khanna
Tuesday, November 10, 7 pm

Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award nominee Matthew Kressel presents King of Shards, the first installment in The Worldmender Trilogy. Fellow fantasy author Rajan Khanna (Rising Tide) joins for a reading and conversation.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

                            king of shards     rising tide
every little thingFor colorists:
Every Little Thing coloring book party with Payton Cosell Turner
Thursday, November 12, 7 pm

Join the coloring craze with the exquisite, kaleidoscopic designs of Payton Cosell Turner at this participatory event!

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
red velvetFor candy darlings:
Freda Love Smith presents Red Velvet Underground with Ira Robbins
Friday, November 13, 7 pm

Former Blake Babies and Mysteries of Life drummer/Northwestern University lecturer/Paste staff writer/baker and chef Freda Love Smith presents her new memoir, Red Velvet Underground, a distillation of her many and varied talents and experiences. Ira Robbins, musician, music journalist, and Trouser Press founder, joins for a conversation.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For hustlers:
The Hustle with Jason Koo, Oriana Leckert, and Melissa Petro
Sunday, November 15, 2 pm

Join Jason Koo, Oriana Leckert, and Melissa Petro for The Hustle, a discussion series about the business of writing: how writers pay the bills, how they get the work done, what they read, and more.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
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For remembering:
A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising with Madeline Levine, Timothy Snyder, Alissa Valles, and Edwin Frank
Monday, November 16, 7 pm

On the occasion of the revised edition of Miron BiaÅ‚oszewski's A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising, we host a panel of distinguished editors, scholars, and translators to discuss the invaluable, harrowing account that CzesÅ‚aw MiÅ‚osz described as "as a faithful, antiheroic, and nonpathetic description of disintegration." The book's translator, Madeline Levine, will be joined by historian Timothy Snyder (Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning) and fellow translator Alissa Valles for a discussion moderated by Edwin Frank, editor of the New York Review Books Classics series. This is event is co-sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute, New York.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

For surveyors:city on a grid
Gerard Koeppel presents City on a Grid: How New York Became New York
Tuesday, November 17, 7 pm

On a scale comparable to the construction of the Erie or Panama canals, transforming the swamps and hills of Manhattan into the illustrious city of today was a project of mammoth proportion. In City on a Grid, Gerard Koeppel tells of how the legendary grid came to be, who did it and why, and what it meant for the growing United States.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
NFT BKFor explorers:
Not For Tourists: Brooklyn
Wednesday, November 18, 7 pm

The team behind the Not For Tourists series returns to WORD to present the new edition of the Brooklyn guide. Expect a night of great tips, anecdotes, and more. Residents and visitors alike are welcome!

RSVP encouraged, but not required
mad menFor Dons and Bettys and Petes and Peggys:
Matt Zoller Seitz presents Mad Men Carousel
Thursday, November 19, 7 pm

Longtime fans of Mad Men, rejoice! Matt Zoller Seitz's celebrated writings on this iconic show are finally all in one place. Inside you'll find recaps and fun facts about all 92 episodes. Join us for a deep discussion of all things Mad Men.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.             
For wild beautiful things:
Brave Enough with Cheryl Strayed and friends
Friday, November 20, 7 pm

This event takes place at Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby St., NYC

Cheryl Strayed (Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things) launches her new book of quotes, Brave Enough, with appearances by Ashely C. Ford, Tavi Gevinson, and Janet Mock. Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed Books will host.

$8 tickets are a nonrefundable, nontransferable donation to Housing Works and guarantee admission but not seating. be on hand to sell books. A signing will follow the presentation. The bookstore will close at 6 pm and reopen at 6:30 pm for the event.

mad menFor parasitologists:
Mira Grant presents Chimera
Tuesday, November 24, 7 pm

Mira Grant presents Chimera, the third and final book in the dystopian Parasitology/Forced Evolutions series. NPR Books says of Parasite, the first book in the trilogy, "It's a well-grounded medical wariness that gets at the heart of what the Parasitology series will be asking: What happens when the cure is worse than the disease?".

RSVP encouraged, but not required.   
For indies:
Indies First Day
Saturday, November 28, all day!

Come celebrate your favorite Independent bookstore for Indies First Day, a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, first envisioned by author Sherman Alexie in 2013. As usual, we'll host terrific local authors (TBA) as honorary booksellers throughout the day to help sell books, share recommendations, and sign stock. Stay tuned for more info!

van booyFor story lovers and storied lovers:
Simon Van Booy presents Tales of Accidental Genius
Monday, November 30, 7 pm

Brooklyn local and Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award winner presents his first collection of new stories since 2009’s The Illusion of Separateness.

RSVP encouraged, but not required          
All events are in our Brooklyn store, and free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
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Reading for next month:

October Top Ten

Carrie Brownstein
  1. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein (ebook)
  2. Slaughterhouse 90210 by Maris Kreizman (ebook)
  3. M Train by Patti Smith (ebook)
  4. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (ebook)
  5. The Steal Like an Artist Journal by Austin Kleon
  6. The First Bad Man by Miranda July (ebook)
  7. Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson (ebook)
  8. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  9. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (ebook)
  10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (ebook)
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