Celebrate Wordy Gras: Book Parties Are Back at McNally Jackson

02/28/2022 in
Celebrate Wordy Gras: Book Parties Are Back at McNally Jackson

It’s a great time to be a lover of both great bookstores and great bookstore events. Live events are roaring back at McNally Jackson’s gorgeous Seaport location, with a number of authors and guests on deck, including David Byrne and Jenny Slate. 

The store had been doing mostly virtual events for a while, but the IRL events return with force on March 1 with the launch party for ”A History of the World (in Dingbats)” by David Byrne, featuring the author himself in conversation with collaborator Alex Kalman. Then, on March 2, catch a book release party for ”Quake” by Auður Jónsdóttir, one of the most accomplished writers in Iceland today, in conversation with poet and translator Meg Matich. 

March 3 brings the launch party for ”This Is My Office and Notes on My Mother’s Decline” by Andy Bragen. 

Later in the month comes a conversation about the hybrid memoir ”Disgust” by Stephanie Grant on March 10; and on March 16, catch “Planet Money” co-host Mary Childs in conversation with Bloomberg Opinion columnist Matt Levine over her new book ”The Bond King,” which tells the story about a visionary who took advantage of the American bond market. On March 17, Damon Galgut will be in conversation about his 2021 Booker Prize winning novel ”The Promise.”

In April, you can look forward to comedian Jenny Slate discussing the launch of Ben Shattuck’s book ”Six Walks,” a book inspired by journeys taken by Henry David Thoreau. 

Book events usually require RSVP and either a ticket or book purchase. McNally Jackson also has a number of virtual events on the calendar, including a conversation between Margaret Atwood and Judy Blume. See the full calendar for details. 

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