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Jack Hamilton for Just Around Midnight at Kramerbooks
Tuesday, September 27th 6:30pm

By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers.

Why did rock and roll become white? Just around Midnight reveals the interplay of popular music and racial thought that was responsible for this shift within the music industry and in the minds of fans. 

Eka Kurniawan for Beauty is a Wound at Kramerbooks
Wednesday, September 28th 6:30pm

The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.

The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Kurniawan’s gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as a scathing critique of his young nation’s troubled past:the rapacious offhand...

Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz for TV (The Book) at Kramerbooks
Thursday, September 29th 6:30pm

Sepinwall and Seitz will be joined in conversation by Linda Holmes of NPR. 

Is "The Wire" better than" Breaking Bad"? Is "Cheers" better than "Seinfeld"? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did "Moonlighting" really fall apart? Was the "Arrested Development "Netflix season brilliant or terrible?

For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and...

Crafty Bastards Sponsored by Kramerbooks
Saturday, October 1st 10:00am

Join us on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd from 10am - 5pm at Union Market as we return for the third year straight to sponsor Crafty Bastards, the best craft fair on the east coast.  Stop by our table for everything from kids books to cookbooks, our favorite novels, and more! 

Jane Alison for Nine Island at Kramerbooks
Tuesday, October 4th 6:30pm

Nine Island is an intimate autobiographical novel, told by J, a woman who lives in a glass tower on one of Miami Beach’s lush Venetian Islands. After decades of disaster with men, she is trying to decide whether to withdraw forever from romantic love.

Having just returned to Miami from a monthlong reunion with an old flame, “Sir Gold,” and a visit to her fragile mother, J begins translating Ovid’s magical stories about the transformations caused by Eros. “A woman who wants, a...