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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 […]

January Reading Series at KGB

We’re back at the KGB Bar for January’s Reading Series next week and we’re excited to kick the winter season off with an evening of magic and mystery! Join us at KGB Bar on Thursday for great readings by  Alex Mar, author of Witches of America, Erika Swyler, author of The Book of Speculation, and John Wray, author of […]

Holiday Cheer Galore at the YEB Happy Hour

On the evening of Friday, December 11th, crowds gathered at New York Beer Company, a popular midtown bar, for the Behind the Book Young Executive Board’s annual Holiday Happy Hour. As one of two main fundraising events the YEB hosts each year, the party drew more than 80 people, some of whom have been long-time Behind […]

Giving Thanks for #GivingTuesday

Yesterday, December 1, was the global day of giving where companies, nonprofits, and individuals banded together to support causes close to their hearts. We were happy this year to work with four local restaurants to share our mission of inspiring a love of reading in New York City public school students. Even though the rain poured and […]

December Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer for classroom programs are below. No experience or training is necessary to work with K-12 students as a writing or research coach, art assistant, or field trip supervisor.  If you haven’t volunteered with us before, please complete our brief application to become a member of our team. To sign up for an opportunity, […]