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June 5, 2013Ralph Nader Book Tour Wednesday, June 5th @ 7:00pm Barnes & Noble Union Square 33 East 17th Street
New York, NY
Join Ralph Nader at the Barnes & Noble Union Square Store as he reads and discusses his new book of columns, Told You So.
For the past forty-five years Ralph Nader has challenged corporations, government agencies, and institutions to be more accountable to the public. In 1965, Unsafe at Any Speed changed the face of the automobile industry and made Ralph Nader a household name. As a result of his efforts, cars have more safety features. His lobbying and writing on the food industry insured that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. His new collection Told You So covers topics from big corporations, environmental pollution, commercialism, civil rights, and more.
To learn more about the event, visit the Barnes & Noble event page.
May 30, 2013Ralph Nader Book Tour Thursday, May 30th @ 7:00pm Politics & Prose Bookstore 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Ralph Nader will be launching his new book of columns, Told You So, at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Thursday, May 30th.
The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.
March 21, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of the memoir Do You Dream In Color?, has been everywhere this week, making appearances yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia and on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Mezzo-soprano Rubin talked with Coane about her experiences as a blind singer, revealing her experiences with music directors who refused to allow her to perform in operas due to concerns over her disability.
Don’t miss her charming performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she delighted crowds singing with her partner, Jenny Taira accompanying her on piano, and read an excerpt from her memoir.
Tags: Authors, blindness, disability, Do You Dream in Color, free library of philadelphia, interviews, jenny taira, laurie rubin, marty moss-coane, memoir, mezzo-soprano, music, nonfiction, opera, philadelphia, piano, radio times, whyy
March 20, 2013
Sarah Erdreich, author of the upcoming book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, was Patrick O’Heffernan’s guest on this Monday’s episode of The Fairness Doctrine. In his daily one-hour online and on-air radio show. Patrick explores news, politics and culture from all sides of the spectrum in civil conversations that focus on ideas, not “gotcha’s.” Monday’s program featured Erdreich explaining the next essential steps in the fight for abortion rights.
March 20, 2013
If you think the physical bookstore is dead, just try convincing Eric Ackland. Starting April 3rd, the 41-year-old Pittsburgh resident will take over ownership of the city’s beloved Awesome Books, renaming it Amazing Books.
And it never would have happened without Andrew Laties’ Rebel Bookseller, the book which inspired Ackland to pursue his lifelong dream.
Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight for, from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities is the culmination of Laties’ extensive thirty-year experience in bookselling and a powerful testament to the power of independent businesses to grow and transform, along with the communities of which they are inextricably a part. Rebel Bookseller is the story of Laties’ success in his own words, complete with personal anecdotes about “making it” and advice for those who wish to try their own hand at the competitive book business.
“Bookstores are personal, quirky assemblages of the rich artifacts called books.
June 29, 2011
June 21, 2011
June 21, 2011, 7:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Union Square will host Eva Gabrielsson, author of “There Are Things I Want You to Know” About Stieg Larsson and Me. Gabrielsson tells a story that no one else can. Her story is about the life she shared with Stieg Larsson—the man everyone wants to know more about, and about whom so little is known. Location: 33 East 17th St. at Union Square North. For additional information search events at www.barnesandnoble.com.
June 14, 2011
The Swedish architect and author will be holding book-signing events in major cities across the US following her book’s June 21 publication by Seven Stories Press. Her tour will include New York; San Francisco; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. In New York, she will be interviewed by Gloria Steinem, the author and feminist activist (who says Garbrielsson’s book is “not to be missed”), and in the nation’s capital she will participate in a “literature evening” with NPR’s Diane Rehm.
“Her story is about the life she shared with Stieg Larsson,” according to the Swedish Embassy, which is hosting the Washington, D.C., event, “the man everyone wants to know more about, and about whom so little is known.” But the woman we know even less about also plans to use the trip, according to friends, to discuss issues that matter to her. —Christian Science Monitor on Eva Gabrielsson
June 14, 2011
“There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me is a book about politics and love, about coffee and conversation, about writing and friendship, and about Stieg Larsson and Eva Gabrielsson, the woman who shared the Millennium Trilogy author’s life for thirty years.
In honor of the June 21 publication of the book, Seven Stories Press is offering readers of Eva and of Millennium the chance to ask Eva Gabrielsson the questions they’ve always wanted to ask about her life with Stieg, the Millennium trilogy’s genesis and its future, and her thoughts about the meaning of the life’s work she and Stieg shared: the work of their political commitment and action against fascism, political corruption, and the systematic oppression of women, work in which the Millennium books (originally titled “Men Who Hate Women” in Sweden) played only one small part.
Questions for Eva should be posted on Twitter using the hashtag #StiegandEva, (which will also be used to mark media coverage and event notices for the book.) Only questions posted before 11:59 PM on Monday, June 20 will be considered.
Eva Gabrielsson will then record a video response to her favorite of the questions, which will be released on June 28 in this space and across the Internet.
Thanks very much for those who choose to participate: now, what are the things you want to know about #StiegandEva?
June 8, 2011
June 8, 2011, Inga Muscio will be at Village Books in Bellingham, WA, discussing her latest work Rose. With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love. Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing: how do we identify, witness, and then recover from trauma—as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a country? Location: 1200 11th Street Bellingham, WA 98225. For more information go to www.villagebooks.com.