What the Dickens?: Fifth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading Presented by Penguin Classics

Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Join dozens of terrific writers and performers for a reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Presented by Penguin Classics.

Drop in early and often to catch a few surprise performers or linger through the afternoon for the whole, spirited tale. All books are 10 percent off, and the cafe will be stocked with seasonal specials. Finish your Christmas shopping with unique literary finds, have some festive treats from our cafe with a hot cocoa or a glass of wine and enjoy!

Festivities will kick off at noon with Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading of A Christmas Carol will begin at 1 PM inside the bookstore and end approximately 4:30PM.

Featuring, in the order scheduled to read (subject to change):

  • Elissa Schappell
  • Charles Bock
  • Leslie Jamison
  • Jill Hennessy
  • Rahawa Haile
  • Mike Albo and Sandra Bauleo
  • Adam Gopnik
  • Ayana Mathis
  • Scott Cheshire
  • Bennett Madison
  • Maris Kreizman
  • Josh Gondelman
  • Eileen Myles
  • Rob Spillman
  • Jazmine Hughes
  • Jami Attenberg
  • Justin Torres
  • Adelle Waldman
  • David Goodwillie
  • Lisa Lucas
  • J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Justin Taylor
  • Parul Sehgal
  • Aryn Kyle
  • Alexander Chee
  • Ashley Ford
  • Lev Grossman
  • Rosie Schaap
  • Peter Straub
  • Emma Straub


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