The Behind the Book Reading Series has a long and storied history of highlighting up-and-coming and established authors here in New York City. Launched in October 2005 with A.M. Homes and Adam Rapp, our readings are frequently featured in TimeOut New York and New York Magazine, among other publications. These free events are held from 7 – 9 pm on the second Thursday of each month, from September through June, at the renowned downtown literary establishment, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC.
Our readings feature award-winning best-sellers and stars on the rise. The focus is on literary fiction but we have occasionally featured non-fiction, memoir, poetry and spoken-word. The evening is fun and interactive and a raffle of autographed books is always a highlight. To keep informed of who will read at our upcoming events, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or read the authors’ bios on our blog: News and Events
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