THU. JULY 15
Danny Fingeroth’s new book “Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Our Society and Ourselves” examines the cultural significance of comic book superheroes. Mining his years working in the comics industry as editor of Marvel Comic’s Spiderman family of books, Fingeroth offers unique insight from an insider’s perspective. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Chelsea
FRI., JULY 16
Al Brodax “In Up Periscope Yellow: The Making of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine,” the film’s producer, recollects the feverish eleven month period in which the legendary film was created. 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble Chelsea
SAT. JULY 17
“The Great American Writing Road Trip Adventure” author and literary agent Donald Maass joins us to host the New York City stop on The Great American Writing Road Trip Adventure. 4 p.m., Barnes and Noble Chelsea
SUN. JULY 18
Housing Works Used Book Cafe continues its monthly children’s series with David Gordon reading from his children’s book, “The Ugly Truckling” (HarperCollins, May 2004), a richly illustrated re-telling of a classic fairy tale at 2 p.m. David Gordon has done concept work for Pixar’s “Toy Story I and II,” “A Bug’s Life,” and “Monsters, Inc.,” as well as Nickelodeon’s acclaimed cartoon show “SpongeBob SquarePants.” He grew up in Colorado and attended art school in New York City. He currently lives in New York, where he spends his time creating new stories and movies for children.
TUE. JULY 20
Richard Price will read from his novel, “Samaritan,” now in paperback, followed by an interview by Luc Sante. “Samaritan” is a gripping whodunit set against the backdrop of urban Dempsy, New Jersey. Both authors will be available to sign books and answer questions after the reading. Richard Price is the author of six previous novels, including the national best-sellers “Freedomland” and “Clockers,” which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written numerous screenplays, including “Sea of Love,” “Ransom” and “The Color of Money.” 7 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café.
Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, discusses his new book “Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.” In it, Wolfson attempts to provide clear, simple answers to the maelstrom of questions surround, perhaps, the most important issue of the upcoming election. 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble Chelsea
TUE. JULY 27
Author James Marcus will conduct a discussion on his work at 7 p.m. Marcus will read from and discuss his new book, “Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.com Juggernaut” (The New Press, May 2004), an insider’s tale into the rise, fall, and rise again of Amazon.com, where he was senior editor for five years. After the reading, Marcus will be in conversation with another author TBA.
List of Recommended Venues:
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 and Makor at the Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., 212 601 1000.
The Poetry Project 131 E. 10th St., 212 674 0910.