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November 2019

Volunteer Happy Hour

November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lindenmeyr, Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, Suite 3102
New York, NY 10174 United States
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Free

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at BIGNY? Join us to learn about our many volunteer opportunities! Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be served. Due to security at the Chrysler Building, guests must RSVP by 11/15 to Richard Bretan at: financial.secretary@bigny.org to be entered in the building’s visitor log for access.

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Program Night: Designers’ Roundtable

November 19, 2019 @ 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (between 55th and 56th)
New York, NY 10004 United States
$45 – $75

Online sales are now closed. Admission will be available at the door.

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December 2019

BIGNY Holiday Party

December 9, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mustang Harry’s, 352 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001 United States
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January 2020

Program Night: President’s Night

January 14 @ 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (between 55th and 56th)
New York, NY 10004 United States
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$45 – $75

Online sales are now closed. Admission will be available at the door.

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February 2020

Program Night: Publishing Romance

February 18 @ 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (between 55th and 56th)
New York, NY 10004 United States
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$45 – $75

The Book Industry Guild of New York’s upcoming program, “Publishing Romance: Redefining What Love Looks Like,” will be a celebration of diverse romance stories and how the publishing industry makes sure everyone gets a happily-ever-after. As we see more books around the LGBTQ+ community, characters of color, characters living with disabilities, and more, this panel will discuss how romance stories are evolving. With the successful sales of American Dreamer (Harlequin), The Kiss Quotient (Berkley), and The Wedding Date (Berkley), our…

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June 2020

Navigating Our New Reality: Current Trends in Book Production

June 10 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Free

Featuring Brenda Manzanedo, Oxford University Press, and Dylan Hoke, Hachette Book Group. Moderated by Michael Wettstein, Phoenix Color. Our first virtual program will provide an overview of the state of trade and higher education book production and publishing. We will talk about the technical and logistic challenges of making books from home and take a forward look at how the last few months have created opportunities in the book publishing market. Please RSVP by 5 pm day of event to financial.secretary@bigny.org for Zoom information.  

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August 2020

Literacy and Justice

August 12 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Free

A conversation between The Book Industry Guild of New York and The Literacy Assistance Center. Featuring Brigid Black, Simon & Schuster, Paul Stanley, Former President, BIGNY, and Ira Yankwitt, Executive Director, Literacy Assistance Center. Please RSVP by Noon, day of event, to financial.secretary@bigny.org for Zoom information.

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September 2020

Program Night: From Kitchen to Cookbook

September 29 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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  This Event is Now Closed. Please Join Us in October for Designer's Roundtable (details coming soon!)

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October 2020

Program Night: Designers’ Roundtable Webinar

October 20 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

On Tuesday, October 20, BIGNY will host its annual Designers’ Roundtable. In years past, this event has showcased winners from the New York Book Show. With the cancellation of this year’s Book Show, designers will instead discuss the shift to remote work and best practices for coping with a transient work environment. Speakers include Dominique Jones, cover designer at Dutton; Catherine Casalino, principal and creative director at Casalino Design Inc.; and Luke Bird, graphic designer at Luke Bird Co. The…

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November 2020

Program Night: Innovation at the Storefront

November 17 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Retail and industry experts will discuss the evolution of bookselling in 2020, from reaching customers at home to safely welcoming them back to the storefront. Current genre trends will also take point, including cooking, education, and social justice. Speakers include Kalima DeSuze, owner of Cafe con Libros; Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books and Browser Books; Stacey Lewis, vice president, director of publicity, marketing, and sales at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers; and Charley Rejsek, general manager of BookPeople.…

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