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NYU Bookstore to Be Leased to Follett Higher Education

NYU Bookstore to Be Leased to Follett Higher Education

By Natasha Roy, News Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

An investigation into the NYU Bookstore, which might lease its operations out to the Follett Higher Education Group, is raising concerns among the bookstore's current employees.

Ariel Levy Navigates Life, Love in ‘The Rules Do Not Apply’

Ariel Levy Navigates Life, Love in ‘The Rules Do Not Apply’

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

Journalist and author Ariel Levy's reading for her new memoir "The Rules Do Not Apply" was a frank, enjoyable and lighthearted evening despite the taboo topics she spoke about.

Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Strand Bookstore's recent panel on LGBTQ representation in comics was not only riveting, but sorely needed in an industry that continues to prioritize white, straight, cisgender men over practically any other sort of heroes.

Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

In her reading and talkback about her book "Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness," former NYU professor Anna Akbari gave students an evening of advice we could all likely use (hint: get hungry).

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books

In a uniquely humanizing story of the residents of the classic New York building the Christodora, novelist Tim Murphy brings the faces of the AIDS crisis into sharp relief.

Climbing to Success With ‘Ladder’

Climbing to Success With ‘Ladder’

By Michael Landes, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books

In a comfortable, candid conversation at McNally-Jackson Books last week, author Jamie Duclos-Yourdon shared the inspirations and influences behind his new book, "Froelich's Ladder."

Bronx can recover from Barnes & Noble closure

Bronx can recover from Barnes & Noble closure

By WSN Editorial Board

October 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The closure of the only large booksellers in the Bronx is a blow, but the community can recover.

Harry’s Take: Closing bookstores detract from city’s vitality

Harry’s Take: Closing bookstores detract from city’s vitality

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Cutthroat competition and surging rent prices have forced many of New York’s booksellers to abandon shop. For local bookstores, the price of rent has reached a level that has proven unsustainable. Despite residents who choose to buy their latest novels from local bookstores instead of online behemot...

Homeless complain about sprinklers used at Strand Bookstore

Homeless complain about sprinklers used at Strand Bookstore

November 20, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

Some homeless New Yorkers said the Strand Bookstore on Broadway is allegedly using the sprinkler system under its awning to prevent the city’s homeless from sleeping in front of the store. Jason Williams, a 35-year-old homeless man, said he was under the awning when the sprinklers turned on. ...

William Hewitt provided positive perspective on environmental policies

William Hewitt provided positive perspective on environmental policies

March 5, 2013


Filed under News

The intersection of policy and climate change led the conversation at the NYU Bookstore’s author reading yesterday. Adjunct professor William Hewitt, who teaches climate change, sustainability and energy, introduced his book “A Newer World: Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Bein...

Pick a nook and find a book: 5 little known bookshops

Pick a nook and find a book: 5 little known bookshops

By Bryna Shuman, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2012


Filed under Features

After a long week of stressful classes, nothing can beat the subtle comfort that comes from spending a lazy weekend morning browsing endless rows of books at a favorite bookshop. But where can you go when the Strand and Barnes & Noble are too crowded? Here are the top five lesser-known bookstores...