David Levithan, Elizabeth Eulberg, & More Are In Town (YA Book Events 10/16-10/22)

After last week’s full week of festivities, this week has slowed down quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t great events to check out this week. Here’s the full schedule.

Monday, October 16


Glaser will be sharing her novel Far From the Tree, which is a National Book Award finalist this year. Eulberg (Just Another Girl) will be joining her on the panel. Free event.

Young, Queer, and Lit at The Strand (7-8 p.m.)

Join David Levithan, Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, Billy Merrell, and more as they discuss their process of writing books for the YA genre. Free event.

Tuesday, October 17


Join Stephanie and R.J. as they celebrate the release of their latest novel, Applewhites Coast to Coast. Free event.

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The Vlog Brothers Are in NYC (YA Book Events 10/9-10/15)

The turtles are going down this week. John Green’s latest novel, Turtles All the Way Down will (finally!) release this week and he’ll be in New York City to jump off his tour. It’s been five years since he last released a book so if you can see him this time around you definitely shouldn’t miss it. Green isn’t the only author in town this week, though. Check out the full list of events below!

Monday, October 9

John & Hank Green at Symphony Space (12 & 4 p.m.)

In a special preview event for Turtles All the Way Down, John and Hank Green (also known as the Vlog Brothers) will be doing two small talking events at Symphony Space. Tickets are $15.

Tuesday, October 10

The Town Hall with The Strand: Turtles All the Way Down Tour (7 p.m.)

John Green and special guest Hank Green celebrate the release of John’s newest novel, Turtles All the Way Down. This event is SOLD OUT.

Friday, October 13

An Evening with Sherman Alexie at Symphony Space (7 p.m.)

Join Sherman Alexie and moderator Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Tickets are $17; $14 for members of Symphony Space.

Sunday, October 15

Thalia Kids’ Book Club: The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell at Symphony Space (1 p.m.)

Join Cressida Cowell and Claire Legrand (Foxheart) for an afternoon of conversation, art, fun activities, and a reading from The Wizards of Once by Tony Award nominee Emily Skeggs (Fun Home). Tickets are $17; $14 for members.

Teen Panel for The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke at Books of Wonder (4-6 p.m.)

Meet author Katherine Locke as she discusses her new book The Girl with the Red Balloon in conversation with fellow author Lindsay Smith (Dream Strider). Free event.

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It’s Time For New York Comic Con! (YA Book Events 10/2-10/8)

*Updated October 4*

This weekend is New York Comic Con, which means a lot of your favorite YA authors are in town. Check out the full list of this week’s events below and click here to see the full list of literary guests attending NYCC.

Monday, October 2

Let’s Talk About Diversity at 53rd Street Library (5:30 p.m.)

Booktalk with Rhoda Belleza (Empress of a Thousand Skies) and Ashley Woodfolk (The Beauty That Remains). Free event.

Meet Peter Lerangis at Books of Wonder-Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Join Lerangis as he celebrates the launch of his newest novel and series, Max Tilt: Fire the Depths. Free event.

Tuesday, October 3


Glaser will be celebrating the launch of her debut novel, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street. Free event.

Wednesday, October 4

Elites of Eden Event at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (5 p.m.)

Snag a photo with YouTuber Joey Graceffa’s as he celebrates his newest book, Elites of Eden, the second in his Children of Eden series. You must purchase a book at the store that day in order to attend this event.

Thursday, October 5

25 Years of Fears: Goosebumps with R.L. Stine at New York Comic Con (3-4 p.m.)

Stine is celebrating 25 years of his popular Goosebump series with fans. Tickets are $10.

Talitha Bateman & Sarah Weeks at AOL Build (4-4:30 p.m.)

Based on the novel written by Sarah Weeks, comes the film So B. It, which follows the story of Heidi DeMuth (Talitha Bateman). Meet the star and author and hear them discuss the film and book. Free event. Get a ticket by clicking the link above.

I Am Alfonso Jones Book Launch at Poets House (6 p.m.)

Meet Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, and John Jennings, the creators of the new YA graphic novel, I Am Alfonso Jones. RSVP by emailing kwelijournal.org. Limited seating available; free event.

Meet Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos at Books of Wonder-Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Debut authors Clark and Eliopulos are celebrating the release of their novel, The Adventurers Guild. Free event.

Friday, October 6


Join MC Atwood as she shares her new novel, The Devils You Know. Cecily von Ziegesar (Dark Horses) and Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) will also be attending. Free event.

Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes Series #1) Event at Barnes and Noble Tribeca (6:30 p.m.)

Joine Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen for a discussion, Q&A, and crafting hour.

Saturday, October 7

Rainbow Rowell in Conversation at New York Comic Con (1-3 p.m.)

Rowell will discuss her book Carry On with BuzzFeed’s Alanna Bennett. General admission tickets are $15.

Meet Jodi Kendall at Books of Wonder-Uptown (2-4 p.m.)

Kendall will presenting her newest novel, The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. Free event.

In Conversation With the Creators of I Am Alfonso Jones at The Langston Hughes House (6:30 p.m.)

Join I Am Alfonso Jones creators Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, and John Jennings for an in-depth conversation about their new YA graphic novel.