Reading Room


Louis Bayard will be reading from his new book, “Mr. Timothy.” When last we heard from Tiny Tim, he seemed to be the epitome of hope and innocence, a pious child with a positive outlook on life despite the suffering he had already endured. In “Mr. Timothy,” Louis Bayard introduces us to the adult Timothy Cratchit and the unexpected world in which he now lives.


& ThuRsday, NOV. 20

Gay Block, a lesbian, began to photograph her mother, Bertha Alyce, in 1973 and continued to photograph and videotape her unusual and difficult mother until Bertha Alyce’s death from a stroke in 1991. Her new book, “Bertha Alyce: Mother exPosed,” presents an intensely personal and intimate account that could easily be a reflection of many families today. 7 p.m. Signing and reading at Greenwich Village Bistro, Tuesday; 7 p.m. reading at Creative Visions, Thursday.


Martin Duberman, founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and a renowned scholar, reads from his new book, and first novel, “Haymarket,” about labor activism in the 1880s and the working-class radicalism that spurred the Haymarket Riot in Chicago. 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble Chelsea



Wall Street, 100 Broadway, 212 964 1988; Park Avenue, 461 Park Avenue at 57th St., 212 980 6785

Barnes and Noble:

Union Square, 33 E. 17th St.,

212 253 0810,

Chelsea, 6th Ave. at 22nd St.,

212 727 1227 ,

Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St.

212 777 6028;

Creative Visions Books, 548 Hudson St., two blocks above Christopher St.,

212 645 7573,

Housing Works Used Books Café,

126 Crosby St., 212 334 3324,

Dance Theatre Workshop,

219 West 19th St.

212 924 0077,

The Corner Bookstore,

1313 Madison Ave. (at 93rd Street),

212 831 3554

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