Julie Murphy, David Levithan, & More In The City This Week (YA Book Events NYC 10/15-21)

Happy Monday, book nerds! We’re back with another week of fun events. Make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to get regular updates about all the bookish events happening across the city. Also, ICYMI we’re looking for someone to take over YA Book Events, so please email us at yabookeventsnyc@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Wednesday, October 17

Fiction, Friendship, and Fashion with Kayla Cagan, Amy Spalding, & Julie Murphy at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join authors Kayla Cagan (Art Boss), Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez), and Julie Murphy (Puddin’) as they share their coming-of-age stories. Free event.

Thursday, October 18

David Levithan in Conversation with Carolyn Mackler at Barnes & Noble Upper West Side (7 p.m.)

Join NYT bestselling author David Levithan as he discusses his new book, Someday, with Carolyn Mackler (The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I). Free event; seating is limited.

Saturday, October 20

Spooky Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Join authors Blue Balliett (Out of the Wild Night), Mary Downing Hahn (The Girl in the Locked Room), Gail Carson Levine (Ogre Enchanted), Leslie Margolis (Ghosted), Katherine Arden (Small Spaces), and William Alexander (A Festival of Ghosts) as they share their latest books for the creepy holiday season. Free event.

Jenny Han & More In The City This Week (YA Book Events NYC 8/13-19)

Happy Monday book nerds! There are only a few events happening this week but they’re all great. Check out the full schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the events happening around the city.

Monday, August 13

Lana Condor at BUILD Series (3 p.m.)

Join actress Lana Condor as she discusses her role as Lara Jean Covey in the film adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. This is a free event but you will need to reserve your ticket.

Tuesday, August 14

BUILD Brunch with Jenny Han at BUILD Studio (11 a.m.)

Attend a live taping of BUILD Brunch with guest Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before). This is a free event but you will need to reserve your ticket beforehand.

Thursday, August 16

Launch Party for Mystery in the Mansion by Lauren Magaziner at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of the first novel in a new mystery series by Lauren Magaziner, Mystery in the Mansion. Free event.

Saturday, August 18

Great Middle Grade Reads Event at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Join authors Stacy DeKeyser, Corey Ann Haydu, and Kristin Mahoney as they share their latest novels with readers. Free event.

Meet Ethan Aldridge, Maggie Lehrman, & George O’Connor This Week (YA Book Events 8/6-12)

Happy Monday everyone! There a few great events happening this week so check out the full schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the events happening around the city.

Tuesday, August 7

Launch Party for Estranged by Ethan Aldridge at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the publication of debut author/illustrator Ethan Aldridge’s graphic novel, Estranged. Aldridge will be joined by NY Times bestselling author George O’Connor. Free event.

Launching Maggie Lehrman’s The Last Best Story at McNally Jackson Prince St. (7 p.m.)

Join author Maggie Lehrman as she celebrates the release of her newest novel, The Last Best Story. Free event.

Saturday, August 11

Meet George O’Connor at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Join NY Times bestselling author George O’Connor as he shares the newest book in his Olympians series, Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. Free event.

Jeff Giles, Adam Gidwitz, & More In The City This Week (YA Book Events NYC 7/9-15)

Welcome back book nerds! Now that the Fourth of July is over, it’s time to get back to regularly scheduled bookish events, and this week there are plenty of good ones. Check out the full schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to get updates on all the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, July 9

Launching Jeff Giles’ The Brink of Darkness at McNally Jackson Books (7 p.m.)

Join Jeff Giles as he celebrates the release of his latest novel, The Brink of Darkness. Free event.

Saturday, July 14

Launch Event for The Basque Dragon with Adam Gidwitz at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Join Adam Gidwitz as he shares the second installment in the Unicorn Society series, The Basque Dragon. Free event.

Sunday, July 15

Amy Ephron in Conversation With Her Editor, Jill Santopolo at Books of Wonder Uptown (2-4 p.m.)

Join author Amy Ephron as she shares her latest novel, Carnival Magic. She’ll be joined by her editor and fellow author, Jill Santopolo (The Light We Lost). Free event.

Launch Party for Mightier Than the Sword by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison at Books of Wonder (3-5 p.m.)

Join authors Drew Callander and Alana Harrison as they share their new illustrated middle-grade novel, Mightier Than the Sword. Free event.

Lauren Spieller, Dahlia Adler, & More In The City This Week (YA Book Events NYC 6/25-7/1)

Happy Monday, book nerds! There isn’t too much going on this week but the two events that are happening look fantastic. Check out the full schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Tuesday, June 26

Launch Event for Your Destination is on the Left by Lauren Spieller at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet Lauren Spieller for her debut novel, Your Destination is on the Left. Lauren will be in conversation with fellow author Dahlia Adler (Just Visiting). Free event.

Launching A Thousand Beginnings and Endings at McNally Jackson (7 p.m.)

Join six of the talented authors featured in A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, an anthology of Asian myth and legend retellings. Free event.

Meet Meredith Goldstein & Carolyn Cohagan This Week (YA Book Events NYC 6/18-24)

There are only two events happening this week but they’re both going to be great. Check out the schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep to date on all the bookish events happening around the city.

Thursday, June 21

Launch Event for Meredith Goldstein at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet Meredith Goldstein as she shares her new novel, Chemistry Lessons. Goldstein will be in conversation with her editor, Elizabeth Entenman. Free event.

Friday, June 22

Launch Event for Time Next by Carolyn Cohagan at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join Carolyn Cohagan as she shares her new novel, Time Next, the sequel to Time Zero. Free event.

Brendan Kiely, Christina June, Rachel Hawkins, & More Are In The City This Week (YA Book Events 4/30-5/6)

April is coming to a close but May is here! There are only three events going on this week, but both are worth checking out. Also, don’t forget to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to stay up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Tuesday, May 1

Launch Event for Tradition by Brendan Kiely in conversation with Jenny Han at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join NYT bestselling author Brendan Kiely for the launch of his timely and thought provoking new novel, Tradition. He’ll be in conversation with NYT bestselling author Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before). Free event.

Launch Event for Royals by Rachel Hawkins at Henri Bendel (6 p.m.)

Join Rachel Hawkins as she celebrates the release of her new novel, Royals. There will be sips, sweets, and shopping. Free event.

Wednesday, May 2

May Teen Author Reading Night at Jefferson Market Library (6-7:30 p.m.)

Join authors David Levithan (Sam & Isla’s Last Hurrah), Carolyn Mackler (The Universe is Expanding and So Am I), Lygia Day Peñaflor (All of This is True), and more for a fun panel discussion. Free event.

Sunday, May 6

Launch Event for Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Join Christina June and fellow author Katherine Locke (The Girl With The Red Balloon) for the launch of June’s Everywhere You Want to Be. Free event.

Meet Literary Agents & Authors This Week (YA Book Events 12/4-12/10)

As the holidays draw closer the list of events gets smaller, but there are still chances to meet some authors and other bookish people before the year is up. Check out this week’s list of events and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep updated with bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, December 4

Sackett Street Literary Series: Ask the (Literary) Agents! at Books Are Magic (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Join literary agents Linda Camacho (Prospect Agency), Penny Moore (Empire Literary), and Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary Agency) for a conversation and Q&A. Free event.

Friday, December 8

Tochi Onyebuchi and Sam J. Miller at Barnes & Noble 82nd & Broadway (6 p.m.)

Authors Sam J. Miller (The Art of Starving) and Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night) will be in conversation, answer audience questions, and sign books. Free event.

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

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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

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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.

B-Fest Is Happening This Weekend! (YA Book Events NYC 9/18-9/24)

Hello everyone! To keep up with all the YA book events happening in NYC (there are so many!) I decided to make a new Twitter account called, YA Book Events NYC. You can check it out and follow by clicking right here!

In addition to the Twitter account, I’ve also decided to do weekly blog posts about events happening throughout the city during the week. So here’s you first update! Check out all the events below and don’t miss out on meeting your favorite authors.

Monday, September 18

Books Are Magic Book Club: Liar & Spy

Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The group will be discussing Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead.

Launch Party for Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani at Books of Wonder

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Price: Free

 

Tuesday, September 19

Launch Event for Release by Patrick Ness at Books of Wonder

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Price: Free

Adam Silvera will also be attending.

Wednesday, September 20

Storytime and Singalong for Kids at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Time: 10:30-11 a.m.

Price: Free

Friday, September 22

Teen Panel for Hunting Price Dracula by Kerri Maniscalo

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Price: Free

Also features authors Rin Chupeco, Trachi Chee, and Linsey Miller.

Saturday, September 23

BookTuber Panel & Meet Up at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (B-Fest)

Time: 1 p.m.

Price: Free

Features Michael D’Angelo, Emma Giordano, Kristin Hackett, Alexa Santiago, and Monica Watson.

B-Fest at Barnes & Noble 86th & Lexington Ave

Time: 1 p.m.

Price: Free

Includes writing workshops, trivia games, prizes, and sneak peeks of upcoming books!

B-Fest: Q&A with Dana Schwartz at Barnes & Noble at 82nd & Broadway

Time: 2 p.m.

Price: Free

Michael Rubens at Barnes & Noble Park Slope

Time: 2 p.m.

Price: Free

Barry Lyga, Richelle Mead, Lance Rubin, Ruby Karp, and Danielle Vega at Barnes & Noble Union Square

Time: 6 p.m.

Price: Free

Sunday, September 24

Launch Party for The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh at Books of Wonder

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Price: Free