Reading Room


Gary Glickman, author of “Aura,” a tale of five artistic friends who live in the New York of the mid-70s, will read tonight at Creative Visions at 7 p.m.


Elizabeth Brundage will read from her suspenseful debut novel “The Doctor’s Wife” which tells the story of Annie Knowles, a journalism professor and wife of an upstate New York abortion doctor. 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble Chelsea


Lawrence LaRose in “Gutted: Down to the Studs in My House, My Marriage, My Entire Life,” tells the hilarious story of how he rebuilt his house and nearly demolished his marriage in the process. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Chelsea


“A Seahorse Year” is the sophomore novel of lesbian author Stacey D’Erasmo (“Tea”). It follows the story of a gay family thrown into chaos when 16-year-old Christopher, the son of two lesbians and a gay man, is diagnosed with schizophrenia.


“Kill Your Idols” is the theme of tonight’s presentation at 7 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café. Jim Derogatis, Carmel Carillo, and others will read from and discuss “Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics” (Barricade Books). This book includes essays by rock critics indicting the “greatness” of some of the most praised albums of our time, including The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” The Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street,” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” Singer/guitarist Tris McCall will perform songs from some of the albums addressed in the book. Jim Derogatis is the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times and a contributor to Spin, Guitar World, Modern Drummer, Harp, and Booklist has said of the book, “In rock crit, bombast can be as important as defensibility, and snot-nosed stridency can be a good hook. This book probably won’t change aging rockers’ regard for the albums they love (after all, these guys even make fun of “Sgt. Pepper”), but it will broaden most libraries’ range in rock criticism.”


Barnes and Noble, Greenwich Village, 396 6th Ave., 212 674 8780.

Barnes and Noble, Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway, 212 595 6859.

Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212 253 0810.

Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., 212 777 6028.

Borders Columbus Circle, 2nd floor in the Time Warner Building, 212 823 9775

Borders Wall St., 100 Broadway, 212 964 1988.

The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, 212 614 0505.

Creative Visions Book Store, 548 Hudson St., 212 645 7573.

Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St. 212 334 3324.

KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., 212 505 3360.

The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., 212 620 7310.

92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 212 415 5500 and Makor at the Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., 212 601 1000.

The Poetry Project, 131 E. 10th St., 212 674 0910.

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