THU. JUNE 10
John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s friend Robert Littell discusses his memoir, “The Men We Became.” Littell was a friend of John F. Kennedy Jr, from the ages of 18 to 39, during the time they became “men.” From shared adventures, private moments, and lasting memories, Robert Littell offers a unique look at John Kennedy Jr.’s life. 6:30 p.m. at Borders Columbus Circle.
Joseph Wilson discusses his book “The Politics of Truth” in conversation with journalist Arthur Kent. In his own words, Wilson writes the revelatory account of the Bush administration’s misrepresentation of intelligence before the 2003 war in Iraq. 5:30 p.m. at Borders Wall St.
Join author Jodie Langel for a discussion and book signing of her new book, “Making It On Broadway,” which features behind the scenes accounts of more than 150 of today’s most successful Broadway performers. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle.
Pulitzer Prize-finalist Douglas Unger will read from his new collection of short stories, “Looking for War.” South African writer Shelia Kohler will read from her new collection, “Stories From Another World.” Both authors will be available to sign books and answer questions. 7 p.m. at the Housing Works Used Book Café.
Discuss the LGBT experience through reading fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction. This week’s selection is “Chelsea Girls” by Eileen Myles. For information call Julio at 718 369 2373 or e-mail Jim firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center.
FRI. JUNE 11
Author M. J. Hyland will read, discuss and sign her book, “How the Light Gets In,” about a gifted but unhappy sixteen-year-old, Lou Conner, who is desperate to escape her life of poverty in Sydney, Australia. When she is offered a place as an exchange student at a college in Illinois, it seems as if her dreams are going to be fulfilled. Her host family, the Hardings, have a large and beautiful house in Illinois and couldn’t be more welcoming. Everything is perfect until Lou starts having to live in the suffocating and repressed atmosphere of the Hardings’ suburban mansion and things start to go terribly wrong. 7:30 at Barnes and Noble Astor Place.
P.J O’Rourke will read from his new book, “Peace Kills: America’s Fun New Imperialism.” To unravel the mysteries of war, O’Rourke first visits Kosovo, where “NATO tried to start World War III without hurting anyone.” Talking to KLA veterans, Albanian refugees, and peacekeepers doing their best impression of Santa Claus, he confronts the paradox of “the war that war-haters love to love.” P.J. also tackles the Middle East, a region he finds as confusing as the algebra they invented. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Union Square.
SAT. JUNE 12
Authors Hermine Meinhard, Dom Angiello, and Ellen Schecter will read selections from their works of fiction. Meinhard has won numerous poetry awards, Angiello is a noted essayist, and Schecter has published 24 books for children. 7 p.m. at the KGB Bar.
The Publishing Triangle and the LGBT Community Center is sponsoring Pink Ink, which includes a book fair, an exhibitor’s hall that is free and open to the public and a series of pay-as-you-go sessions. From the NY Times, a free event about the best 100 best gay and lesbian books at 4 p.m. and “Doyennes of Desire,” a conversation with lesbian pulp fiction authors moderated by Tristan Taormino at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center.
SUN. JUNE 13
Over 100 literary magazines from across the country will be available for $2 a copy at the fourth annual Literary Magazine Fair to benefit the Housing Works Used Book Café. 12-5 p.m. at the Housing Works Used Book Café.
TUE. JUNE 15
Social psychologist and best-selling author Marcia Millman examines what makes sisters tick in her new book, “The Perfect Sister: What Draws Us Together, What Drives Us Apart.” Through extensive research, Millman gets behind the façade and shows how sisters stay close and loving and what sets them at odds. 7:30 at Barnes and Noble Greenwich Village.
WED. JUNE 16
Local writers Elissa Schappell and Ashley Shelby will read selections from the new fiction anthology, “Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters.” After the reading the writers along with editor Gina Frangello and Hourglass publisher W.C.Scheurer, will be available to sign books and answer questions. 7 p.m. at the Housing Works Used Book Café.
Valerie Ann Leff reads from her debut novel “Better Homes & Husbands.” The story weaves the lives of residents and employees of a Park Avenue apartment house from the early 1970s to the turn of the new century. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle.
Barnes and Noble, Astor Place, 4 Astor Place, 212 420 1322.
Barnes and Noble, Greenwich Village, 396 6th Ave., 212 674 8780.
Barnes and Noble, Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway, 212 595 6859.
Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212 253 0810.
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., 212 777 6028.
Borders Columbus Circle, 2nd Floor in the Time Warner Building, 212 823 9775
Borders Wall St., 100 Broadway, 212 964 1988.
The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, 212 614 0505.
Creative Visions Book Store, 548 Hudson St., 212 645 7573.
Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St. 212 334 3324.
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., 212 505 3360.
The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., 212 620 7310.
92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 212 415 5500.
Makor, 35 W. 67th St., 212 601 1000.
The Poetry Project 131 E. 10th St., 212 674 0910.