Category Archives: News and Events

February Reading at KGB

It’s the month of love, and Behind the Book is taking in all its forms: from war zones to ocean troughs to New York City streets with Elliot Ackerman, Marah Hardt, and Lara Vapnyar.  Invite your sweetheart and join us February 9 at 7PM at venerable KGB Bar in the East Village. Elliot Ackerman’s just […]

December Reading Series at KGB

These three women will grab you by the brain as they read from their new work. Join Behind the Book on December 8 at 7PM at KGB Bar in the East Village. We hope to see you there! Nicole Dennis-Benn’s stunning debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, has received widespread critical and popular acclaim and was […]


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 […]