Tuesday
May 28th
6:30pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

From the author of Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?, a new book addressing the political and aesthetic evolution of African American literature and its authors during the Cold War, an era McCarthy calls “the Blue Period.”

“McCarthy reckons with a generation of black writers just getting started in the 1950s who refused the partisan pressures of their Cold War context. James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Aimé Cesaire, and others, made an audacious retreat into the subtleties of the black interior, writing for a future they had no assurance would ever come.... The Blue Period demonstrates what a clear-eyed and compelling literary history can do for us today—less to explain how readers might have understood the work at the time, more to offer access into what Reinhart Kosselleck called ‘futures past.’” —Stephen Best, University of California, Berkeley


 
Wednesday
May 29th
6:30pm

 
McNally Jackson Soho
 

Role Play is a fresh satire narrated by a wealthy young woman in Rio on the verge of a class-consciousness awakening.

"Clara Drummond wastes no time dropping the reader into this addictive slideshow of decadence and sex. Role Play is gorgeously catty, short and anything-but-sweet." —Sloane Crosley, author of Grief Is For People


 

 
Wednesday
May 29th
6:30pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

Legendary editor Judith Jones, the woman behind some of the most important authors of the 20th century—including Julia Child, Anne Frank, Edna Lewis, John Updike, and Sylvia Plath—finally gets her due in this intimate biography.

“Through her editorial work, Judith Jones changed the perception of what it meant to be a woman who cooks. Through The Editor, Sara B. Franklin gives shape and weight to a career that could have continued on as a footnote; in doing so, she proves Jones was too good and influential to live on like that.” –Alicia Kennedy, author of No Meat Required


 
Thursday
May 30th
6:30pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport

Told through the lives of the American Century's most talented and stubborn dissidents, Flights is the archetypal hero's journey of a group of progressives whose struggle for truth, and for freedom from persecution, sent them into exile, both literal and metaphorical.

“Mind-bending … so profound and original it defies a brief endorsement.” —Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


 
Thursday
May 30th
7:00pm

 
McNally Jackson Williamsburg
 

Join McNally Jackson and Ugly Duckling Press to celebrate a new book from artists and authors Bruce Andrews and Sally Silvers.

UPSTAGE — a words + visuals combine, juxtaposing Bruce’s disjunctive mosaics of language collaged out of signage from Asbury Park, NJ & Sally’s photographs capturing that town’s distinctive looks & textures & pandemic-era atmosphere.


 
Friday
May 31st
6:00pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

Join us to celebrate the paperback release of Emma Cline's bestselling novel The Guest.

“An intoxicating, sun-drunk work that tells the story of a hand-to-God grifter, one whose head you’re both terrified of and want to bask in forever, until you wake up sunburnt to a crisp.”Nylon


 
Saturday
June 1st
All Day, 10am to 9pm

McNally Jackson Seaport
 
This Saturday at the Seaport, there's no Storytime reading or guest author, but kids and families can stop in to discover exciting new books and revisit beloved favorites. There are fantastic new releases celebrating adventure, imagination, and nature, such as Ahoy! by Sophie Blackall, ​​​​​Yaya and the Sea by Karen Good Marable, illustrated by Tonya Engel, and The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting. We also have a cool array of poetry books for April, including The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet by David L. Harrison, illustrated by Kate Cosgrove, Welcome To The Wonder House, written by Rebecca Kai Doltish and Georgie Heard, illustrated by Deborah Freedman, and The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds. 
 
 
Monday
June 3rd
6:30pm
 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

Join McNally Jackson and a host of contributors to celebrate this new collection of colorful and candid essays and other pieces about Freud and his legacy today, featuring twenty-five leading writers. Filled with insights, provocation, and humor, On the Couch offers an original and nuanced portrait of Freud as a complex figure who, for all his flaws, forever changed how we see ourselves and the world.

"At a time when Freud is so easily written off as ‘an anachronism or a punch line,’ when ‘his story is one that many people think they know,’ [On the Couch] pushes against the myth of that single, already-familiar story by offering unique lines of reasoning and association about a vast array of issues related to him. . . . A solid collage of voices to complicate our picture of psychoanalysis." —Kirkus Reviews


 
Monday
June 3rd
6:30pm

 
McNally Jackson Williamsburg
 
The lively history of a cherished music scene and its ongoing social significance.

"The history of Black jazz in Pittsburgh has been long overdue for a detailed treatment. Concentrating on the Hill District and the musicians, music fans, and economy that supported the scene until its demise, Jazz in the Hill makes a valuable start toward reviving this history." –Aaron Johnson, associate professor and interim director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh


 
Tuesday
June 4th
6:30pm
 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

From a provocative new literary talent, a hilarious and haunted novel featuring an unlikable protagonist grappling with grief, inheritance, and the ghosts of his past. 

“Messy with glitched realities and body horror, Brat breathes the same thrillingly claustrophobic air as Inland Empire and Ubik. It’s a skin-shedding ouroboros of grief and laughter, and the most brain-melting British debut I’ve read in ages.” —Ed Park, author of Same Bed Different Dreams