Category Archives: News and Events

Celebrate!

The weather is getting cooler and classes are well underway. Here at Behind the Book, we’re looking forward to our annual Celebration Benefit, hosted by Youth, I.N.C. We hope that you’ll join us on November 15 for what promises to be a great evening at the Waldorf Astoria. In just a few months, this storied […]

November Reading Series at KGB

Our reading series – now in its 12th year at KGB Bar in Manhattan’s East Village – is going stronger than ever this fall. We’ve invited three authors to read from new works in this intimate space that encourages dialogue on Thursday, November 10 at 7PM. Teddy Wayne’s just released third novel, the widely acclaimed Loner, […]

October Reading Series at KGB

This October 13, we’re lucky enough to have four lauded authors appear in our Reading Series at KGB Bar in the East Village. Join us at 7PM for a full evening of notable new works: Alexander Maksik is the author of three novels: You Deserve Nothing; A Marker to Measure Drift, which was named a New York Times Notable […]

September Reading Series at KGB

Kick off the fall literary season with Behind the Book on Thursday, September 8. Starting at 7PM at KGB Bar at 85 East 4th Street, three authors will read from their new work: Jessica Winter is features editor at Slate and the author of the ferociously intelligent debut novel, Break in Case of Emergency, a wry […]

Behind the Book Recommends

We hope that you were following our #BtBsummerreadinglist on Twitter and Facebook this past week! Just in case you missed a recommendation while you were barbequing, here’s the whole list for you to refer back to: Elementary School (ages 4-11) The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage The Bear Report by Thyra Heder Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen […]

July Reading Series at KGB

Behind the Book is excited to announce an encore presentation of our Reading Series on July 14th at 7PM. These authors will be reading from works in progress. Come be surprised with us! Cyzar Arca Cyzar moved to New York when he was seven years old as an American-born citizen from the Philippines. He lived […]

Ready, Set, Read!

Students from the Dwight School in Manhattan read for a cause – ours! Parents everywhere want their kids to read more and to learn to give back. The Behind the Book Read-A-Thon accomplishes both. More than 20 participating students at the Dwight School in Manhattan secured sponsorships from their parents, grandparents, and important adults in […]

June Reading Series at KGB

We curated the last installment of our Reading Series before our brief summer hiatus to be sure to keep you sated through your trip to the shore. Behind the Book will be hosting three great authors who will explore topics of identity, loss, and coming of age in an evening at KGB Bar. Join us in welcoming Dana […]

This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Literacy

Cards. Flowers. Candy. This Mother’s Day, take the opportunity to thank your mom and grandmother for their many contributions to your life. Behind the Book has established three special partnerships to help you choose a gift for these important women. Each option is a meaningful and easy way to support Behind the Book and recognize the person who introduced you to the world of books. […]

April Reading Series at KGB

Don’t miss our April Reading Series at KGB, when we host Alvaro Enrigue, author of Sudden Death and Rachel Cantor, author of Good on Paper. Join us for readings that take us from a 16th Century tennis match between Caravaggio and a the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo, to today’s Upper West Side Manhattan, where a part-time […]