Anna Quindlen


Anna lived in Hoboken in the 80s when she wrote her wonderful Life in the 30s column for the New York Times. She will be revisiting some of those stories in the shop, and also her new book about grandparenting, NANAVILLE. She'll be interviewed by an old family friend, Hoboken resident David Levithan.

April 5th, 7pm TICKET

Daniel Pink


Best-selling author Daniel Pink discusses When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing . Other books include   #1 NYTimes bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages. He's a highly entertaining and inspiring speaker.

April 6th 4 pm at Hoboken High School TICKET

Colm Tóibín


Irish novelist, playwright, critic, and teacher Colm Tóibín will talk about his book Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: the Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, a rich and rollicking trip through Dublin and dads and writers and drinking and sons and writing. Brilliant, revelatory and rich. 

April 6th, 2pm TICKET

Paul Muldoon


Pulitzer-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon will be here with his band Rogue Oliphant which includes Warren Zanes (Tom Petty) David Mansfield (Bob Dylan) Cait O'Riordan (the Pogues) Chris Harford and Sim Cain (Rollins Band). 

April 7th, 6 pm TICKET

David Levithan


Hoboken local David Levithan will interview Anna Quindlen. Publisher at Scholastic, David is the author of many bestselling YA books including Everyday and Someday. Check out for information about his annual teen author festival.

April 5th, 7 pm TICKET

Veronica Chambers


Local author and Beyologist Veronica Chambers brings her fabulous Queen Bey anthology and party to the shop. Fascinating essays about Beyoncé — her art and influence and cultural significance. Lemonade-themed cocktails, videos, and Bey trivia game with prizes!

April 6th, 7 pm TICKET

Soman Chainani


Soman's first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the NYTimes bestseller list, has been translated into 24 languages across 6 continents, and will soon be a film for which Soman is writing the screenplay. He'll be introducing the 5th book in the series, interviewed by his cousin, local author Raakhee Mirchandani.

April 7th, 2 pm FREE 

Mahogany L. Browne


Mahogany L. Browne  is the publisher of Penmanship Books, curator & FridayNight Slam host at Nuyorican Poets Café, and Program Director of BLM@Pratt Institute. She is a recipient of an Agnes Gund Art for Justice award. Her book WOKE BABY is adorbs.

April 7th, 11:30 am FREE

Jessie Sima


Jersey City resident, author/illustrator Jessie Sima brings Love, Z  — an AI picture book where the cutest little robot learns about love. She is the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried Away; and Spencer’s New Pet

April 6th, 11 am FREE

Nancy Carpenter


Nancy used to live in Hoboken. She's the prolific and fantastic illustrator of countless picture books with a variety of authors. With a specialty in the historical and hysterical. We'll get her to do some live drawing.

April 6th, 11 am FREE

Finn and Michael Buckley


Michael (Sisters Grimm, N.E.R.D.S) teamed up with his 10 yr old son Finn to write a bildungsroman picture book about Lenny the Lobster. Michael has been to the store before and he's super entertaining and generous.

April 7th, 12:30 pm FREE

Floyd Cooper


Floyd Cooper has illustrated dozens of books for children, including Jump! (From the Life of Michael Jordan), Back of the Bus, and Max and the Tag-Along Moon. He received a Coretta Scott 

King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land

April 7th, 11:30 am FREE

Denis Markell


Click Here to Start is Denis Markell’s first novel, and he took writing it very seriously, playing hours and hours worth of escape-the-room games for research (or so he told his family). He also cowrote an award-winning Off-Broadway musical revue and wrote a few musical comedies for the stage; various and sundry sitcoms; a play with Joan Rivers; an episode of Thundercats; and two picture books illustrated by his wife, Melissa Iwai—The Great Stroller Adventure and Hush, Little Monster

Kids 10 - 15ish   FREE

April 5th, 4 pm at the Hoboken Public Library