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Lynn Comella’s Spring Tour for Vibrator Nation

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Lynn Comella is back on the road headed to a city near you. Hope you can catch her at one of these great events.

Also, be sure to check out the review of Vibrator Nation in the New York Times Book Review.

Reading and Discussion
February 14, 4:30pm
University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s Sex Week
Student Union Green Room
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154

Reading and Discussion
Lynn Comella in-conversation with Cyndi Darnell
February 21, 7:00 pm
The Melba Spiegeltent
35 Johnston St. Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia

Reading and Discussion
February 27, 7:00 pm
Max Black Adult Boutique
1/264 King St., Newtown, Sydney, Australia

Vibrators and Vino
March 16, 7:00 pm
Good For Her
175 Harbord St., Toronto, Canada M5S 1H3

Lecture
March 20, 12:30 pm
Temple University, Anderson Hall
1835 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122

Lecture
March 22, 4:00 pm
Department of Communication
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
650 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01003-1100

Reading and Discussion
March 23, 8:00 pm
Oh My Sensuality Shop
122 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060

Reading and Discussion
March 25, 1:00 pm
Good Vibrations Brookline
308 Harvard St. A, Brookline, MA 02446

Reading and Discussion
March 26, 6:30 pm
Good Vibrations Harvard Square
52 JFK St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Lecture
March 27, 5:00 pm
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
61 Wilder St., Lowell, MA 01854

Reading and Discussion
March 28, 7:00 pm
Center for Sexual Health and Pleasure
250 Main St. #1, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Reading and Discussion
with author Julie Scelfo
March 29, 7:00 pm
The Rare Book Room at Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway, NYC 10003

Reading and Discussion
April 4, 3:00 pm
LGBTQ Affairs
University of Florida
Reitz Union Room 2210, Gainesville, FL

Author events in February

Several of our authors and editors have events and talks in February. Hope you get a chance to see them in person this month.

978-0-8223-2566-6_prFebruary 6: M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine was a collaboration between Susan Bee and Mira Schor, both painters with interests in writing and politics, and a community of
over 150 artists, art critics, historians, theorists, and poets. We published an anthology of writings from M/E/A/N/I/N/G in 2000. Pratt Institute Library features a display of the original issues along with photos, artwork, books, and ephemera from the 30-year run of the magazine from February through April. Join Mira Schor and Susan Bee for a dialogue at the launch of the exhibition.
6:00 pm, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205

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February 8: TSQ editor Susan Stryker will be speaking at Duke University on “What Transpires Now: Transgender History and the Future we need.”
5:30 pm, East Duke Parlors, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

February 13: Our own Editorial Director, Ken Wissoker, will help young scholars make the transition From Dissertation to Book at Duke University.
4:00 pm, Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Bays 4 & 5, Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC, 27701

Living a Feminist LifeFebruary 13: Sara Ahmed, author of Living a Feminist Life, lectures on “Complaint as Diversity Work” at UCLA.
3:00 pm, Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 

February 15: Sara Ahmed continues her California tour at UC Davis, with a lecture on “Complaint: Diversity Work, Feminism, and Institutions “.
4:00 pm, Meeting Room D, Student Community Center, UC Davis, 397 Hutchison Dr., Davis, CA 95616

February 16: UC Berkeley gets a chance to hear Sara Ahmed. She’ll be speaking on “Queer Use” and meeting with graduate students.
4:00 pm, 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720

February 16: East Side Freedom Library will host a conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of Spill, and the forthcoming book M Archive.
7:00 pm, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

February 21: Remnants author Rachel Harding will participate in a lecture series with Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Sales at the Stella Adler Studio.
7:00 pm, Ticketed Event, 31 West 27th Street, Floor 3, New York, NY 10001

978-0-8223-7053-6.jpgFebruary 21: David Grubbs will read from his forthcoming book Now that the audience is assembled at The New School’s Poetry Forum event.
TBD, Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

February 27: The 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series at UCLA will feature Chinese Surplus author Ari Larissa Heinrich discussing “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus.”
5:30 pm, Humanities Building 348, 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

February 27: Sara Ahmed speaks on “Uses of Use: Diversity, Utility and the University” at CRASSH, Cambridge University.
7:15 pm, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Author Events in January

Happy New Year! Several of our authors are out giving talks and holding book signings in January. Hope you get a chance to see them in person this month.

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January 4: If you’re attending the annual MLA convention in New York City, stop by Faces and Names to toast Bruce Robbins on the release of his book The Beneficiary. The bar is down the street from the conference hotel.
3:00pm, 159 West 54th Street (between 6th and 7th avenue) New York, NY 10019

January 4: See Lauren Pond at Gramercy Books and get your signed copy of her new photography book Test of Faith.
7:00pm, 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, OH 43209

January 14: Chop Suey Books will host a book party for Julietta Singh’s Unthinking Mastery at Babes of Carytown.
3:00pm, 3166 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

January 23: Catch Jasbir Puar reading from her book The Right to Maim and then in conversation with Dana Seitler at Another Story Bookshop.
7:00pm, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M6

Author Events in November

Many of our authors are out giving talks and holding book signings in November. Hope you get a chance to see them in person this month.

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November 2: Alex Hinton will speak about his recent book Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer at the USC Shoah Foundation.
4:00 pm, Social Sciences Building, Room 250, 3502 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

November 3: The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University will host a panel discussion for Jasbir Puar’s new book The Right to Maim.
5:00 pm, NYU, 19 West 4th Street, room 101, New York, NY 10003

November 6: Several Duke University Press authors are participating in the Duke on Gender Colloquium. The theme is “Marxism, Socialism, Feminism: A Transnational Conversation.” Catch Kristen Ghodsee, author of Red Hangover; Rebecca Karl, author of The Magic of Concepts; and Kathi Weeks, author of The Problem with Work; along with Lisa Disch and Anna Krylova.
3:00 pm, East Duke Parlors, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

November 7: The War on Sex co-editor Trevor Hoppe will participate in a panel discussion at St. Francis College on the criminalization of sex.
11:10 am, Room 3212, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

November 13: Mikael Wolfe will discuss his new book Watering the Revolution at the University of Oregon.
3:30 pm, Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Spruce Room, 1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

November 13: Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella will lecture at the University of Michigan on “Sex Toys and Social Entrepreneurship.”
4:00 pm, 204 State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

November 14:  The Sarasota Museum of Art will host Susan Cahan in a talk about her book Mounting Frustration.
5:30 pm, TICKETED EVENT, The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

November 14: Get a signed copy of Vibrator Nation when Lynn Comella visits Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor.
7:30 pm, 124 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

978-0-8223-7034-5November 16: Lauren Pond comes to Duke University to launch her new book Test of Faith, the eighth winner of the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize.
5:30 pm, Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

November 16: David F. Garcia will talk at Howard University about his book, Listening for Africa.
12:30 pm, Childers Recital Hall, Room 3001, 2455 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC 20059

art1November 16: If you’re in Baltimore, stop by Sugar and see Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella, and get a signed copy.
6:30 pm, 927 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211

November 17:  Lynn Comella continues her tour, stopping at The Potter’s House to discuss her book Vibrator Nation.
6:30 pm, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

November 18: If you missed Lynn Comella in DC, no problem, see her at Lotus Blooms in Virginia, and get your copy of Vibrator Nation.
8:30pm, 1017 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

November 20: University of Chicago will host a New Book Salon for Kaushik Sunder Rajan’s book Pharmocracy at Seminary Co-op bookstore.
6:00 pm, 5751 South Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL, 60637

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November 20: Listening to Images author Tina Campt will give a talk at New York University’s Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.
6:00 pm, 285 Mercer St, New York, NY 10003

November 28: Scuppernong Books will host a reading of Lending Power with author Howard E. Covington Jr.
7:00 pm, 304 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

November 28: Sally Price, co-author of Saamaka Dreaming, will give a talk entitled “One Tradition, Two Stories: An Art Historical/Anthropological Dilemma” at Johns Hopkins University.
6:30 pm, 210 Hodson Hall, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD 21218

November 29: Louise Meintjes will talk about her new book Dust of the Zulu at Book Culture.
7:00 pm, 536 W 112th St., New York, NY 10025

Author Events Coming Up in October

From London to San Francisco, October is packed with great author events, including several California appearances by Lynn Comella, author of Vibrator Nation. Not on the West Coast? Check out her other upcoming tour dates.

Lending PowerOctober 4: Howard Covington is joined by Self-Help Credit Union founder Martin Eakes at Durham’s The Regulator Bookshop for a discussion of Covington’s new book Lending Power: How Self-Help Credit Union Turned Small-Time Loans into Big-Time Change.
7:00 pm, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

October 5: Catch Lynn Comella discussing her book Vibrator Nation with sex educator Tristan Taormino at The Pleasure Chest.
8:00 pm, 7733 Santa Monica Blvd.,West Hollywood, CA 90046

October 7: Too Young for What? Celebrate the creativity of Jean-Michel Basquiat at London’s Barbican along with with Tim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983. He’ll curate a program of short films evocative of the fertile, renegade spirit of New York culture in the late 70s and early 80s.
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

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October 8: The San Francisco Litquake Festival will host a discussion of Vibrator Nation with author Lynn Comella and Dr. Carol Queen.
6:00 pm, The Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103

October 12: Catch Howard Covington, author of Lending Power, at Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books.
7:00 pm, 304 S. Elm St., GreensboroNC 27401

October 13: See South of Pico author, Kellie Jones, at the Tate Modern for day-long conference on Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition.
10:30 am, Starr Cinema, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

October 14: Reina Lewis will discuss “Modest Fashion in a Modern World” and her book, Muslim Fashion, at The Nook for the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
1:00 pm, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL

October 17: I Love My Selfie author Ilan Stavans will host a screening of Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 at Amherst Cinema.
7:00 pm, 28 Amity St., Amherst, MA

October 17: With the The Click! Photography Festival happening this month, The Regulator Bookshop will host Julie J. Thomson, editor of Begin to See, discussing the photographers of Black Mountain College.
7:00pm, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

October 18: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will give a talk at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.978-0-8223-6319-4
4:30 pm, EUC Maple Room, 1400 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27402

October 19: Michael Gillespie will introduce a screening of Deep Cover at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a film he discusses in his book Film Blackness.
7:00 pm, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

October 21: Another chance to see lively discussion with Lynn Comella on her book, Vibrator Nation, at Babeland Seattle.
7:00pm, 707 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122

October 26: Get your copy of Vibrator Nation signed at Lynn Comella’s talk at The Gallery Bookshop.
6:30 pm, 319 Kasten Street, Mendocino, CA 95460

October 28: Good Vibrations in Palo Alto will host Lynn Comella where she’ll talk about her book Vibrator Nation.
4:00 pm, 534 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

October 29: Oakland fans have a chance to see Lynn Comella discuss Vibrator Nation at their Good Vibrations location.
3:00 pm, 3219 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Author Events in September

As we head into fall, our authors are back on the road with some great talks and readings around the country. Hope you can make it to one of these events.

The Look of a WomanSeptember 5: The Look of a Woman author Eric Plemons will talk about his book at Duke University’s East Duke Parlors.
5:00 pm, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

September 15: Lynn Comella, author of Vibrator Nation, gives the keynote address at CatalystCon in Los Angeles, as well as speaking on a panel about her book.

September 18: Israel⁄Palestine and the Queer International author Sarah Schulman will be at Verso Books to participate in a Writer’s Talk hosted by Adalah-NY.
7:00 pm, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, New York 11201

art1September 22: Lynn Comella discusses her book Vibrator Nation at Self Serve Toys in Albuquerque.
8:30 pm, 3904B Central Avenue, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

September 23: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host a talk with Kellie Jones on her book South of Pico.
2:00pm, 128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

September 26: See South of Pico author Kellie Jones again, in conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin at Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts.
12:00 pm, 615 W. 129 Street, New York, NY 10027 The Lanternsouth-of-pico

September 26: Jane Lazarre will be at Book Culture to discuss her latest memoir The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter. The event is co-sponsored by Harper’s Magazine.
7:00 pm, 450 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

September 28: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will host a lecture with Kellie Jones on her book South of Pico.
6:00 pm, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

September 28: Lynn Comella will read from and discuss her book Vibrator Nation at The Writer’s Block in Las Vegas. Check back here at the blog later this month for a post on Comella’s nationwide tour.
7:00 pm, 1020 Fremont St #100, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Summer Events

Summer is upon us and we have some great book events coming up. Beat the heat by checking out our authors at these readings and talks.

Rwandan Women RisingJune 7: Tony Bennett, co-author of Collecting, Ordering, Governing will participate in a panel discussion at the Australian Museum. Note that this is a ticketed event.
6:00pm, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia

June 13: Cambridge Forum welcomes Ambassador Swanee Hunt for a discussion of her book Rwandan Women Rising.
7:00pm, First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

June 22-25: The Barbican Centre will honor film critic B. Ruby Rich, author of New Queer Cinema and Chick Flicks, with a series of panels and screenings entitled “Being Ruby Rich.”
Cinema 2, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

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June 26: Swanee Hunt discusses Rwandan Women Rising at the United States Institute for Peace.
TBA, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

July 22: Hear John Corbett reading from his new book Vinyl Freak at Chicago’s Seminary Coop. This is one you’ll want to buy early: the first printing contains a limited-edition flexidisc featuring a never-before-released track by Sun Ra.
TBA, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago 60637

July 24: It’s New York’s chance to catch John Corbett and buy Vinyl Freak at McNally Jackson bookstore.
TBA, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

July 27: Swanee Hunt will discuss her new book Rwandan Women Rising at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver.
7:00pm, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

We hope you can make it to an event near you soon.

Author Events in May

May is a great month to catch some of our authors discussing their work around the country. Hope you can make it to an event.

LawrenceMay 1: For an evening of conversation and music head to the Jersey City Free Public Library to see Tim Lawrence discuss his book Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983.
6:00pm, 472 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

May 2: See Tim Lawrence again at the University of Massachusetts speaking about his book and New York City party culture from 1980-1983.
3:00pm, Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3540, Boston, MA 02125-3393

May 6: William Brumfield will presentation a photo exhibition of work from his book Architecture at the End of the Earth at the University of Washington.
2:00pm, Odegaard Library, floors 2 & 3; Kane Hall, Walker 978-0-8223-5906-7Ames Room 225

May 11: The Graduate Center at CUNY will host an event with Love, H author Hettie Jones and Claudia Moreno Parsons on Letters, Friendship, & Feminism.
6:00pm, 365 Fifth Avenue, 9100: Skylight Room, New York, NY 10016

May 15: South of Pico author Kellie Jones, will also be at The Graduate Center to discuss her book.
6:30pm, 365 Fifth Avenue, 9100: Skylight Room, New York, NY 10016

May 17: As part of Red May Seattle, catch Jaleh Mansoor discussing her book Marshall Plan Modernism at Glassbox Gallery.
7:00pm 831 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle WA 98134

May 19: In another Red May Seattle event Jaleh Mansoor joins Kathi Weeks, author of The Problem with Work, in conversation with Asad Haider, Jason Read, and Andrew Ryder to discuss (Re)Production Struggles in the Age of Trump.
7:30pm Seattle Labor Temple 2800 1st Ave #140, Seattle, WA 98121

Weeks and Mansoor also have several other events during Red May Seattle. Check them out!

May 31978-0-8223-6349-1: Catch Ilan Stavans and ADÁL at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico where they’ll present their new book I Love My Selfie
6:00pm, 299 Avenida de Diego, Santurce, Puerto Rico 00909

April Events

978-0-8223-6272-2This month you can check out some of our authors at these upcoming events.

April 5: Spill author Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be giving a talk at the University of Denver.
4:00pm, Sturm Hall, 457, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208

April 6-9: Randy Weston (whose autobiography African Rhythms was published in 2010) celebrates his 91st birthday this month with a series of events at Jazz Standard in New York City. He’ll take the stage with his band, the African Rhythms Quartet, for two sets nightly with special guests each evening.
7:30 and 9:30pm, Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St. New York, NY 10016

brilliant-imperfection-coverApril 8: See Eli Clare give the keynote address at Rice University’s Critical Care: Disability Interventions and Medical Humanities Symposium.
8:00am, Farnsworth Pavillion, Rice University, 6100 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005

April 13: SUNY New Paltz will host a talk with Lorgia García-Peña on her book The Borders of Dominicanidad.
5:30pm, Honors Center, College Hall, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561

April 14: Alexis Pauline Gumbs keynotes the Northwestern University conference Engendering Change.
5:15pm, University Hall 102, 1897 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208

LawrenceApril 18: Duke University President Richard Brodhead, who is stepping down this spring, participates in the Faculty Bookwatch sponsored by Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries. His new book is Speaking of Duke: Leading the Twenty-First-Century University.
5:30pm, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705

April 28: Catch Brilliant Imperfection author Eli Clare read from his latest book at Access Living.
6:30pm, 115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

Tim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983, returns to the U.S. for his second tour this month. Catch him in Pittsburgh, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. See more details here.

March Events

March is a great time to catch one of our authors at an event.

March 2: Flyboy 2 author Greg Tate will moderate a panel discussion at the Institute for Contemporary Art on “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now”
6:30pm, 118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Life and Death on the New York Dance FloorMarch 3: Tim Lawrence will lecture on his book, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983, participate in a Q&A, and spin some records to kick off Downtownsounds DISCO-VERSARY. Lawrence heads to the US in April. Plan ahead and check out those events here.
7:00pm, Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland

March 3: Indian Given author María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo gives a talk at Duke University’s  John Hope Franklin Center.
4:30pm, John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240, 2204 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705

brilliant-imperfection-coverMarch 7: See activist Eli Clare discuss “Gaping, Gawking, Staring” and his book Brilliant Imperfection at Western Washington University.
All day,  Artnzen Hall 405, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

March 7: The editors of Collecting, Ordering, Governing will take part in a panel to launch the book at UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.
6:00pm, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6DE, United Kingdom

March 8: The Museum of American Finance will host a discussion with Wall Street Women author Melissa Fisher and Candace Straight.
12:30pm, 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

March 8: See Eli Clare, author of Brilliant Imperfection, give the keynote presentation at the Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis and Clarke College
7:00pm, Templeton Campus Center, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Rd. MSC 63, Portlanddecolonizing-dialectics-cover, OR 97219

March 15: Catch Decolonizing Dialectics author George Ciccariello-Maher in conversation with Carlos Martinez hosted by SoleSpace.
7:00pm, 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

March 16: The Independent Living Resource Center will host a reading and book signing with Eli Clare and his new book, Brilliant Imperfection.
6:00 pm, 825 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

March 18: Tim Lawrence in conversation with Paul Tarpey about his book Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983.
5:00pm, Mother Macs978-0-8223-6316-3, 10 High Street, Limerick, Ireland

March 24: Louis Sell, author of From Washington to Moscow, joins the panel It’s Complicated: US and USSR Relations at the Virginia Festival of the Book
10:00am, UVA Bookstore, 400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

March 30: Head over to Labyrinth Books and see Lalaie Ameeriar discuss her book, Downwardly Global.
6:00pm,  122 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
Hope you can catch one of our authors at one of these great events. Follow us on Twitter and Pinterest for more events news.