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Video Lit Talk: The True Meaning of Smekday

Take a look at this new video featuring our own Regina Teltser rocking "The True Meaning of Smekday" at one of her signature Lit Talks:

Bookseller Regina Teltser performs a dramatic reading and leads a lively discussion of "The True Meaning of Smekday" by Adam Rex, the book on which the new motion picture "Home" is based.

Performed at Bank Street Bookstore in New York City on 6-25-14.
Tibetan Monk's Horn: Andy Laties

 Support our programs for kids! Buy the True Meaning of Smekday at Bank Street Bookstore.

Indies First Fall 2014 with Betsy Bird and More!

11/29/2014 10:00 am
11/29/2014 8:00 pm

Join author and children's book blogger Betsy Bird along with Sergio Ruzzier, Amanda Maciel and other local authors in celebrating and supporting independent bookstores, especially Bank Street Bookstore, on the next Indies First Day, November 29, 2014.

We will be serving BUBBLY and FUDGE all day to celebrate our continued survival and the wonderful new space on 107th and Broadway. So come by and meet the authors, enjoy a glass of sparkling juice, water or wine, a piece of homemade fudge, and hey, you can browse our 85% Off Blue Dot Items sale (which will be going on all weekend long) while you are here. And thank you for supporting Bank Street Bookstore!

We have an all-star lineup of authors planned for Indies First/Small Business Day

Sergio Ruzzier will share his newest picture book, A Letter for Leo, at story hour at 10:30 am.

Peter Catalanotto will join us at 11:00 am for a reading selected from among his many wonderful picture books.

Corey Ann Haydu will make an appearance to share her YA novel OCD Love Story at 2:30 pm.

Amanda Maciel will be on hand at 4:00 pm to read from Tease, her new novel for young adults.

Mike Curato will give us all a peek at the first in his new picture book series, Little Elliot, Big City at 4:30 pm.

And we understand there will be Betsy Bird sightings, so here's your chance to get a signed copy of her Publishing Industry Tell-All Wild Things, and hear her sage thoughts on beloved books old and new.

And more local authors are expected to stop in during the day, including Steve Light, author of Have You Seen My Dragon? --so check back here for more information and join the Indies First Facebook page for live updates.

 



Sergio Ruzzier -10:30 am

Amanda Maciel -4:00 pm

Peter Catalanotto -11:00 am

Mike Curato -4:30 pm

Steve Light

Corey Ann Haydu

   
   
   

 

Book List
$22.99
ISBN-13: 9780763651503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 4/2014

Giant Dance Party (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780061960833
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books, 4/2013

A Letter for Leo (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780544223608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 11/2014

Tease (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062305305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 4/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780547752679
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books, 3/2013

Emily's Art (Paperback)

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9781416926887
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 12/2006

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780805098259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780763666484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 4/2014

Trains Go (Board Books)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780811879422
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Chronicle Books, 1/2012

OCD Love Story (Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9781442457331
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse, 7/2014

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Street:
610 W 112th St
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City:
New York
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
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"Mortal Engines" Lit Talk with Regina

11/26/2014 5:00 pm
 

In Philip Reeve's "Mortal Engines," cities like London consume smaller towns, creating a bleak alternative world of the future. Tom, a 15-year-old apprentice who tries to unravel a mystery involving a deadly weapon, becomes more connected to his environment and more interested in the social needs and landscape around him as the story progresses.

Her understanding of middle-grade themes has made Regina our resident lit talk expert at Bank Street Bookstore.

Enjoy Regina's dramatic readings every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. throughout the month of November. Books are introduced on Sunday and reviewed/continued on Wednesday.  

 
Book List
$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780545222112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Scholastic Press, 6/2012

Here Lies Arthur (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780545093347
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Scholastic Press, 11/2008

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780545222259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press, 5/2012

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

"Young Musician's Survival Guide" by Amy Nathan

11/30/2014 2:30 pm
 

Join us for a concert featuring five talented young musicians at Bank Street Bookstore on Sunday, November 30 at 2:30 pm. It's all to celebrate Amy Nathan's books, The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips From Teens and Pros and The Music Parents' Survival Guide: A Parent-to-Parent Conversation.

Amy Nathan's Young Musician's Survival Guide tells stories about how some famous musicians got their start as kids, as well as giving young musicians of today a chance to speak for themselves.  There's plenty of material covering the technical and the practical side of musical study: how to play, what to play, and when to play.  Using well-organized chapters, Amy offers readers advice to help them deal with challenges, demands, and frustrations.

The book event features performances by the following students at the Manhattan School of Music, the Special Music School, and Bloomingdale School of Music:

Eliot Flowers -cello
Gretchen Kamm -violin
Jonah Kreitner -jazz violin
Helena Steger -flute
Alma Wosner -cello

Amy Nathan is an award-winning author of nine nonfiction books. The first edition of The Young Musician's Survival Guide won a Parents' Choice Award in 2000 and was selected for the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age list.

 
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$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780195367393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA, 10/2008

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780199837144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA, 6/2014

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
,
Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

Amulet: The Stonekeeper Lit Talk with Regina Teltser

11/30/2014 4:00 pm
 

This December's Lit Talks feature a festival of graphic novels, selected from among the most popular and important titles for young people today.

We start off on Sunday, November 30 with Amulet: Book 1 - The StoneKeeper by Kazu Kibuishi. This suspenseful and engaging tale follows a young brother and sister through a strange doorway that has appeared in a creepy old house, into a wacky and sometimes terrifying world inhabited by demonic creatures, talking animals and robots. Will Emily and Navin be able to rescue their mother from the monstrous thing that has stolen her? With the help of a mechanical rabbit named Miskit, they just might.

Regina Teltser is a bookseller and performer at Bank Street Bookstore in New York City. Every Sunday and Wednesday she delights participants with her dramatic readings of favorite and recommended literature for young people. Along the way, she conducts provocative discussions of the books' characters, themes and meaningful points of connection with the world we live in. Check our calendar for more of her popular Lit Talks.
 
Book List
$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780439846813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: GRAPHIX, 1/2008

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780439846837
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: GRAPHIX, 9/2009

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
,
Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

Rally 'Round the Bookstore

On Saturday, November 29 it is time to SHOP SMALL in support of neighborhood businesses. Small businesses support communities across the country and Bank Street Bookstore thanks you for remembering to shop small, not mall during this holiday shopping season.

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month and to recognize the importance of building adoption awareness around the country, Bank Street Bookstore welcomed author Gail Karp on Sunday, November 23 to read her book "Paloma the Possible." Gail is shown below center with a few fans and friends.

With Thanks to National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson

Thanksgiving is a time for expressing gratitude and appreciation, which author Jacqueline Woodson does beautifully in her writing, especially her memoir-in-verse "Brown Girl Dreaming." Watch Jacqueline deliver the keynote School Library Journal speech and you, too, will feel thankful for authors like Jacqueline, a recent National Book Award winner for young people's literature: http://www.slj.com/2014/06/authors-illustrators/video-jacqueline-woodson...

Red Cap Girl Stories at Special Saturday Event

Author-illustrator Naoko Stoop reads from her Red Knit Cap Girl books at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, November 22 at 2:30 p.m. Meet Naoko and get to know her charming character, who dreams big by hoping to meet the Moon.

Top Ten Teen Titles for 2014

The votes are in! Readers ages 12 to 18 have selected their favorite books of the year, listed here (and available at Bank Street Bookstore):

"Eleanor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell

"Splintered" by A. G. Howard

"The Rithmatist" by Brandon Sanderson

"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey

"Monument 14 Sky on Fire" by Emmy Laybourne

"Earth Girl" by Janet Edwards

"The Testing" by Joelle Charbonneau

"Steelheart" by Brandon Sanderson

"Siege and Storm" by Leigh Bardugo

"The Eye of Minds" by James Dashner

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