Category Archives: News and Events

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 […]

March Reading Series at KGB Bar

Writers make great main characters, and at this month’s reading series we’ll meet every kind of writer — from the night watchman and part-time writer in Mark de Silva’s dystopian novel Square Wave (February 2016) to the narrators in Greg Gerke’s collection of 38 short stories, My Brooklyn Writer Friend (September 2015). Join us at the KGB Bar on […]

February Reading Series at KGB

This month’s readings take us first to Iraq, where a platoon leader finds himself embroiled in conflicts he hadn’t reckoned on, in Matt Gallagher‘s new novel Youngblood. Then we venture to New York and Florida into the heart of a fraught mother-daughter relationship, when Lynn Steger Strong gives us a preview of her moving debut, […]

Share the Love This Valentine’s Day

#ShareTheLove and Enter to Win a $160 Hanky Panky Gift Basket   Hanky Panky has long been an outstanding supporter of BtB and BtB’s initiatives to bring authors and their books into underserved classrooms. This February, Hanky Panky will be sharing the love by donating a fixed amount to BtB and contributing a gift basket […]

Calling Young Readers: BtB Read-A-Thon Needs You!

  This semester we’re excited to launch Behind the Book’s Read-A-Thon – our new fundraising project designed for kids. By hosting a BtB Read-A-Thon, your young readers will be able to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students in underserved neighborhoods in NYC and help us grow our community of lifelong readers – just […]