LIVE from the NYPL

Apr 22

Chuck Palahniuk Reveals Cover For New Book - GalleyCat -

Apr 21

A Reader’s Guide to Stefan Zweig

George Prochnik, upcoming #LIVENYPL guest and author of “The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World,” writes about Zweig for The Huffington Post.

Excerpt:

"There’s always some strange and telling efflorescence of the human predicament to be observed in Zweig’s work. A line from his novella The Burning Secret was chosen as the epigraph for a collection of stories he published the year he went into exile: ‘Gradually he became conscious of the amazing kaleidoscope presented to him by life.’ It’s this kaleidoscope that Zweig ultimately sought to hold up to the reader’s gaze, and the response he sought to kindle above all was sheer marveling admiration for the varieties of human nature. As he wrote in one biography, ‘if we admire more, and more intensively, than others, we shall ourselves grow richer than those timid ones who content themselves with choice morsels of life instead of grasping life in its entirety.’”

Read the full story HERE.

Get tickets to LIVE from the NYPL’s George Prochnik event HERE.

Apr 20

RuPaul Drives... John Waters -

Join us when John Waters joins us on June 4th to talk about his book, Carsick.  

(Source: fsgbooks)

Apr 19

“Beauty slips through the door of our rational thought and gets us to see the world differently.” — Sarah Lewis reflects on “aesthetic force" in a talk at the New York Public Library, March 26, 2014. (via explore-blog)

Apr 18

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Apr 17

“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), Love in the Time of Cholera 

Douglas Coupland: Mood-Altering Drugs -

Apr 16

(Source: positivesoup, via randomhouse)

Apr 15

“Remember, the best beer in the world is the one you brewed.” —

CHARLIE PAPAZIAN; The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (via theartofhomebrewing)

Charlie will be joining Steve Hindy (Brooklyn Brewery) and Kim Jordan (New Belgium) to talk about craft beers on April 25th!  Pick up your tickets here.

Apr 14

LOOK: Douglas Coupland's Giant Golden Tree -