I Like Your Glasses: Connections Missed and Made with CoverSpy and Alikewise
Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan)

A mixer for those who totally judge you by your book cover (glasses not required). Open to all — single, taken, confused, it’s complicated. Come out and meet other readers. Featuring readings of internet misunderstandings, inter-train romance, and other missed connections — real and imagined — from Simon Van Booy, Brett Fletcher Lauer and Gretchen Scott with Hesper Desloovere, Ships that Pass, Sarah Lynn Knowles, Storychord editor and Slice spotlight author. Plus $3 pints of Sixpoint Sweet Action, free drinks for the first thirty to arrive, and giveaways from Harper Perennial and Slice magazine. Hosted by Alikewise, Internet dating by the book, and CoverSpy.

Since opening its doors in 1998, Housing Works’ Bookstore Café has been an unparalleled hotspot for New York’s literary community, hosting countless readings, panels, and parties for every major publisher, as well as magazines from Lucky to The New Yorker. Every dollar from every customer goes to support Housing Works’ mission to end homelessness and AIDS.