Coming up in February at Jersey City:
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Thyra Heder, reading from her picture book Fraidyzoo.

The weather was terrible, but events in January were great regardless -- thanks so much to everyone who came out! And ever since its opening, the café has been bustling and the walk-up window (open at 7 a.m) has been a big hit. If you haven't tried it yet, hit us up for a coffee and a book on your way to the train.

We've got lots of events planned for February including our first open mic, a night examining Jersey's great diners, a visit from The Office's BJ Novak, and our Grand Opening. And we're happy to announce you can also join us for book groups! All details below; stay warm, stay bookish, and hope to see you soon.

Book Groups

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Mayor Steve FulopFeatured Event:
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday, February 10:30 a.m.

Join us for our grand opening, including a ribbon cutting with Mayor Fulop!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

JC Upcoming Events

For fans of a good love story:
Cora Carmack, J. Lynn, and Jay Crownover
Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a special evening featuring three wonderful New Adult authors: Cora Carmack (Finding It), J. Lynn (Be with Me), and Jay Crownover (Rome: A Marked Men Novel).

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Finding It  Be With Me  Rome
For Ryan The Temp groupies:
One More Thing with B.J. Novak
Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.

Writer, actor, and director BJ Novak presents his short story collection One More Thing with a reading, Q&A, and signing. Please note: this event is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For educators:
Strings Attached with Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky
Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.

In Strings Attached, journalist and author Joanne Lipman and musician Melanie Kupchynsky chronicle the life and influence of Jerry Kupchynsky, a Ukranian-born and New Jersey based public school music teacher. In the era of disappearing arts programs, come hear how one teacher inspired three generations of students.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For creators young and young at heart:
Words and Music: An Open Mic hosted by Len Vlahos
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

In honor of his debut novel The Scar Boys, author and musician Len Vlahos hosts an open mic! After a reading and performance from Vlahos, the mic will be opened up to the audience. Bring your own words or a song (3 minutes max). You can sign up in advance by emailing:

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For illustrators and art lovers:
Ana Benaroya and Friends present Illustration Next
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.

Join author Ana Benaroya (Illustration Next), along with artists Ben Marra and Whitney Sherman, for an evening celebrating the art of illustration and the new opportunities for artists. There will be multimedia presentations from all parties, as well as a discussion and signing.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For hardcore New Jerseyans:
Michael Gabriele and Jersey Diners
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.

Find out why the Garden State is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.” Gabriele’s book gathers important pieces of the historical puzzle (people, events, places, dates, facts and figures) and assembles them into a cohesive narrative that traces New Jersey’s diner history. He’ll give a multimedia presentation, followed by a signing.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For history buffs:
Racism, Rage, and Reform with the Literacy Exchange
Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

In honor of Black history month, The Literacy Exchange presents a discussion including author Derek Musgrove (Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics) and Jose Vilson (This Is Not a Test, coming May 2014).

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Very Hungry CaterpillarFor the young'uns:
Happy Birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Sunday, February 23, 10 a.m.

Join the Very Hungry Caterpillar for a special storytime and craft in honor of its 40th birthday. All ages welcome! 

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Alif the UnseenMs MarvelFor comic book fans:
G. Willow Wilson, presented by WORD and FJB Comics
Monday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

G. Willow Wilson, author of the new Ms. Marvel comic set right here in Jersey City, will discuss comics, super heroes, and science fiction, as well as take questions and sign both her comics and her books. Wilson has also written the novel Alif the Unseen, a memoir titled The Butterfly Mosque, and the comic series Air

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For aspiring filmmakers:
Crowdfunding for Filmmakers with John Trigonis
Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

Learn the keys to crowdfunding success with author and filmmaker John Trigonis (Crowdfunding for Filmmakers). After a presentation and Q&A, Trigonis will also be available to sign books.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

For writers of all ages:
Neuman Leathers Writing Group
Thursday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

The Neuman Leathers Writing Group, formed by graduates of the Rutgers Newark MFA program, present a reading of new work.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

All events are at our Jersey City store,
and free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Facebook RSVPs appreciated but certainly not mandatory.

Tenth of DecemberJanuary Top Ten:

  1. Tenth of December, George Saunders (ebook)
  2. A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki (ebook)
  3. Fraidyzoo, Thyra Heder
  4. Lucky Peach, Issue 9
  5. How Music Works, David Byrne
  6. The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers
  7. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (ebook)
  8. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh (ebook)
  9. S., J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
  10. Little Failure: A Memoir, Gary Shteyngart (ebook)
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