February Events at WORD

January 29, 2010

From Eat When You Feel Sad to The Art of Eating In, we’ve got a nice collection of new titles that will be featured at WORD author events in February. Sandwiched between these two, you’ll find much more, including one fun vintage Valentine themed event too! Let’s get right to list then, shall we?

Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 pm: Melville House launch party for Zachary German’s Eat When You Feel Sad, hosted by Tao Lin. Facebook RSVP. Wine will be served.

Thursday, February 11, 7:30 pm: We’ve partnered with Jessica Reed of Time Table to host a special cocktail party featuring aphrodisiac food and drink from the 1952 book, Venus in the Kitchen: Or Love’s Cookery Book. Come single or with a sweetie and spend some time sampling love potions of the early 50’s. We can’t make any promises on the power of these wacky concoctions—but we can promise a good time. Feel free to dress the part, though modern-day attire is just fine. There will be Fritters of Elderflower, Marmalade of Carnations, and Lovage, on the Rocks – you don’t want to miss this! See the “historic” menu for the event here and reserve your spot (Tickets are $5, no book purchase required but they will be available for sale.) Facebook RSVP.

Friday, February 19, 7:30 pm: We’ll celebrate the release of two new Harper Perennial titles with reading/Q&A, and some wine (of course!) Kevin Sampsell, Portland indie bookseller, will read from his new memoir, A Common Pornography and Brooklyn author Justin Taylor, will read from his debut story collection Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. Facebook RSVP.

Tuesday, February 23, 7:30 pm: Julie Klausner, author of the new memoir, I Don’t Care About Your Band, will host a night of funny stories about love-gone-bad, also featuring Rachel Shukert, author of Have You No Shame? and Mike Albo, author of The Underminder: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life. Hilarity will ensue. Facebook RSVP

Thursday, February 25, 7:30 pm: A reading and discussion with Not Eating Out in New York foodie blogger Cathy Erway, author of the new book The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove. Delicious treats will be served! Facebook RSVP.

And finally, something for the kids! On Saturday, February 27 at 10:30 am, we’ll host a Klutz Crafting Hour: Let’s Get Handy! Sign up here to reserve your spot – tickets are $5 and include all the crafting supplies plus snacks and refreshments too.

Oh, and don’t forget: We’ll do Bananagrams in the Basement again on Saturday Feb. 20 at 3 pm. Yes, more tasty banana-flavored goodies will be served. (Facebook RSVP) Plus – our book club meets next week on Feb. 3 and 6 to discuss The Group, and the new WORD running group meets outside the store every Sunday morning at 10 am. Plenty to keep you busy….so see you soon!

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