This weekend is the Small Press Center’s 19th Annual Independent and Small Press Book Fair. The event is free though a $1 donation is suggested.
More than 100 indie presses will be on hand displaying their wares. As well, there will be events throughout each day, 11 to 5 on Saturday, and 12 to 5 on Sunday, including:
readings from small press authors
interviews with authors Michael Cunningham (The Hours) and Amira Baraka, among others
panel discussions on such topics as Chick Lit: More than just Bridget and Blahniks; The Rise of the Progressive Blogosphere; Stealing the Vote: Was the 2004 Election Stolen?; and Burning New York: Exposing the Subculture of Graffiti, among many others
Click here for more details.
To kick things off, tonight there’ll be a “pre-book fair fiesta” from 8 to 11, at KGB Bar on 85 E. 4th Street and 2nd Ave. Before the party, authors Joe Meno and Peter Plate will be reading at the Barnes & Noble at Astor Place at 7.
Yours truly will be on hand as a volunteer, though what sort of volunteer work I’ll be doing I’m not quite sure. Hopefully I’ll be allowed to yank the mike out of the hands of audience members asking dumb ass questions. One can dream.
Joe Meno/Peter Plate reading || Tonight, 7 PM || B&N Astor Place || FREE
Pre-Book Fair Fiesta || Tonight, 8 PM to 11 PM || KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., @ 2nd Ave || FREE
Book Fair || Sat 12/2, 11 AM to 6 PM & Sun 12/3, 12 PM to 5 PM || Small Press Center, 20 W. 44th St. (betw’n 5th & 6th) || FREE ($1 suggested donation)