Used Book Buying Policy

Our buying hours are 12pm-5pm on weekdays, and 1pm-6pm on weekends. We do not accept donations, anything you bring in that we do not want will have to go back with you. Please call ahead of time if you have more than two tote bags of books you wish to sell. Do not email us photos of books. If for any reason we are not buying our usual hours, we will post on Instagram to let people know. Please check there before coming in to make sure we are buying. If there is no post, we are buying our normal hours. Thank you!

FEB 27 Conjunctions: 71 - A Cabinet of Curiosity Reading

On Wednesday, February 27, at 7:00pm, Conjunctions celebrates its current issue, Conjunctions: 71, A Cabinet of Curiosity, with readings by contributors Martine Bellen, Greg Jackson, Lynn Schmeidler, & Dave King, introduced by senior editor Michael Sarinsky. 

MARTINE BELLEN is the author of nine collections of poetry and three opera libretti. Her most recent poetry collection is This Amazing Cage of Light: New and Selected (Spuyten Duyvil).

is the author of Prodigals (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), for which he received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, the 2019 Bard Fiction Prize, and was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, VQR, Tin House, and Vice, among other places. In 2014, he was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction.

LYNN SCHMEIDLER is a prose writer and poet. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Awl, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Fence, The Georgia Review and The Southern Review, as well as numerous anthologies. Schmeidler has published one poetry book, History of Gone (Veliz Books, shortlisted for the 2016 Sexton Poetry Prize) and two chapbooks, Curiouser & Curiouser (winner of the 2013 Grayson Books Chapbook Contest) and Wrack Lines (Grayson Books). She received a Tennessee Williams scholarship in fiction from The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, is a Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, a Best of the Net nominee in poetry, and has had work listed under Other Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories. She is currently completing a novella and short story collection.

DAVE KING’s novel The Ha-Ha (Little, Brown) won the 2006 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems and stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Fence, and other venues; and his story “The Stamp Collector” is included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. A memoir about his 1974 travels is in the works.

In addition to work by the readers, the Curiosity issue includes contributions by Laura van den Berg, Ann Beattie, Brandon Hobson, Eleni Sikelianos, Julianna Baggott, Jeffrey Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, William Lychack, Joanna Scott, Catherine Imbriglio, Lauren Green, Can Xue, Nathaniel Mackey, Adam D Jameson, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Samuel R. Delany, Kelsey Peterson, Sarah Blackman, Gerard Malanga, Maud Casey, Greg Bossert, Stephen O'Connor, Matt Bell, Madeline Kearin, Bin Ramke, Diane Ackerman, and Liz Hand.

Conjunctions, edited by novelist Bradford Morrow and published by Bard College, has been a living notebook for provocative, risk-taking, rigorously composed fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction since 1981.    

Copies of the issue will be available for sale and signing.

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Feb 15 - 17 Book Buying

We will not be buying books this Friday and Saturday during the Boog City Festival. Call Sunday to see if we've recovered. Thanks so much!

Feb 16 Boog City Line-up

1:00 p.m. E.J. McAdams 1:10 p.m. Tai Nissen-Maag 1:20 p.m. Evelyn Reilly 1:30 p.m. Debrah Morkun 1:45 p.m. Betsy Andrews 1:55 p.m. Brittany Billmeyer-Finn 2:10 p.m. Eve Blackwater (music) 2:40 p.m. Aldon Nielsen 2:55 p.m. Carol Mirakove 3:05 p.m. Zoe Tuck 3:20 p.m. Toni Simon 3:30 p.m. Nada Gordon 3:40 p.m. break 3:50 p.m. d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press Clash Books (Claremont, N.H.) Christoph Paul, managing editor Lisa Marie Basile Chris Campanioni Leza Cantoral Ariel Francisco Christoph Paul Christine Sloan Stoddard Joanna C. Valente Stephanie Valente Dionysus Effect (music) 5:20 p.m. break 6:20 p.m. Jared Daniel Fagen 6:30 p.m. Ashna Ali 6:40 p.m. Erin Fleming 6:50 p.m. Michael Peters 7:05 p.m. Sam Cha 7:20 p.m. Sourdoe (music) 7:50 p.m. David Miller 8:05 p.m. Kevin McLellan 8:15 p.m. Alifair Skebe 8:30 p.m. Elizabeth Primamore 8:40 p.m. Corey Thuro (music)

Feb 15 Boog City line-up

6:00 p.m. Steven Seidenberg 6:10 p.m. Zane Koss 6:20 p.m. Eileen Cleary 6:35 p.m. poetry talk talk, with Joe Elliot and Stephen Paul Miller reading and in conversation, part 1 7:05 p.m. Brooke McGowan (music) 7:35 p.m. break 7:45 p.m. poetry talk talk, Joe Elliot and Stephen Paul Miller, part 2 8:05 p.m. Mark Gurarie 8:15 p.m. Sophie Malleret 8:25 p.m. Dimitri Reyes 8:35 p.m. Aditya Bahl 8:45 p.m. John Murillo 8:55 p.m. Todd Carlstrom (music)

Feb 15 - 17 Boog City

This Fri., Feb. 15 through Sun. Feb. 17, we'll be celebrating our annual Presidents Day weekend event, Welcome to Boog City 12.5 Arts Festival: Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film. It will feature 34 poets, 11 musical acts, 11 poets theater plays, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, and film screenings over the four days. Here's the illustrated program: And here's who put together Welcome to Boog City 12.5: I'm the festival director; logo Nathaniel Siegel; fest curators: poetry-Brenda Iijima, Suzanne Mercury, Mike Wendt, and myself; and music-Todd Carlstrom and myself. The illustrated program features: —Write-ups on festival performers Brooke McGowan and Jason Trachtenburg by music editor Jonathan Berger, and John S. Hall on Sourdoe; Zoe Tuck by printed matter editor Debrah Morkun, Ellen Bluestone on Dorothea Lasky, and Anne-Adele Wight on Lauren Russell. —Poems from festival performers Sam Cha, Lauren Russell, Alifair Skebe, and Zoe Tuck —Small press editor Michael Wendt interviews d.a. levy lives renegade press Clash Books managing editor Christoph Paul —all performers images, bios, and urls. Among the festival highlights are: —Boog's d.a. levy lives series devotes an afternoon to Claremont, New Hampshire's Clash Books; —our 11th Poets' Theater event, featuring short plays. —our Poetry Talk Talk, this time with Joe Elliot and Stephen Paul Miller reading and in conversation The full schedule for the event is also below this note, followed by performer bios and websites. If you need any additional information you can reach me at 212-842-BOOG (2664) or as ever, David We will not be buying books during the festival.

FEB 8 2019 Choice & Monsters: A Reading

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

We will read on the themes of choice' and/or 'the dream of reason produces monsters (from the goya painting) or 'the end of monsters' (via beckett), followed by work of our own--