Time: All Day
Location: Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton St., Brooklyn)Price: Free
We've recruited authors with a musical bent to take a turn in the DJ booth and set the party tone from morning to night. Curious what these literary talents have on their playlists? See the DJ schedule below; they'll be signing books between tracks! 10:00 - 12:00 Eric Morse (What Is Punk?) 12:00 - 2:00 Elissa Schappel (Blueprints for Building Better Girls) 2:00 - 4:00 Myla Goldberg (Bee Season, Catching the Moon) 4:00 - 6:00 Michael July (Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair) 6:00 - 8:00 Rob Sheffield (Love is a Mix Tape) 8:00 - 10:00 Geo Ong (blogger at The Urchin Movement, Greenlight bookseller!) Literary Celebrity Photo Booth Angel Nafis, Marie-Helene Bertino, & Saeed Jones (2015) We had crazy fun with last year's Bookstore Day Photo Booth! We're bringing it back this year with a whole new crop of authors and other literary folks ready to ham it up with you, plus a bucket full of props and our in-house photographer to capture the moment. Ryan Chapman & Rob Spillman (2015) You'll be able to access the photos online after Bookstore Day, but the real fun is hanging out with some of the coolest people in the literary world! See below for a schedule so you can pose with your favorites; they'll sign their books by request too! 12:00 - 1:00 Charles Bock (Alice & Oliver) 1:00 - 2:00 Rachel Cantor (Good on Paper) 2:00 - 3:00 Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love & Drowning) 3:00 - 4:00 Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines) 5:00 - 6:00 Isaac Fitzgerald (Buzzfeed books editor) 6:00 - 7:00 Ashley Ford (journalist, writer, speaker) 7:00 - 8:00 Eileen Myles (I Must Be Living Twice) Artist / Illustrator Drawing Table In the spirit of Draw Me!, one of the exclusive merchandise items available for Bookstore Day, Greenlight has invited talented artists, illustrators, and cartoonists to offer mini-workshops and sketching sessions! Kids and adults are welcome to try their hand at drawing, with all materials provided. In between sessions, art materials will remain available for budding artistes -- it's a great way to get kids engaged with the bookstore. You can find books by all of these artists in our stores (and on our website), and they're happy to sign (and sketch in) books for you! 11:00 - 12:00 Learn to draw Duck & Goose with Tad Hills (featured in Draw Me!) 12:00 - 1:00 Manga and cartooning workshop with Abby Denson (Dolltopia) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) 2:00 - 3:00 Create Little Lola the Cat and other animals with artist David Gothard and author Julie Saab 3:00 - 4:00 Art making and book signing for Mother's Day with Samantha Hahn (A Mother Is A Story) and Erin Gleeson (The Forest Feast for Kids) 6:00 - 7:00 Get your portrait drawn by author portraitist extraordinaire Kate Gavino, creator of Last Night's Reading Doughnuts in the morning, wine in the evening! What's a party without some refreshments? Thanks to our generous friends at Doughnut Plant, we'll start the day off at 10 AM with delicious mini cake doughnuts -- free with any bookstore purchase while supplies last! And starting at 7:00 PM, we'll break out the wine to send off Independent Bookstore Day in style! The photo booth will remain open and it's a great chance to wind down and show off your great finds from the day.See more free New York City events & things to do on Nifty NYC.
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