What the Dickens? Fourth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon

Saturday, December 14, 2013 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.

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.

Our thanks to Penguin Classics for donating beatiful editions of Charles Dickens, which will be for sale the day of the event with proceeds benefiting Housing Works.

Readers, not including suprise special guests!

  • Adam Gopnik
  • Emma Straub
  • Justin Torres
  • Rosie Schaap
  • Téa Obreht
  • Mike Albo
  • Sandra Bauleo
  • Lynne Tillman
  • Rob Spillman
  • Adelle Waldman
  • Elissa Schappell
  • Dave Hill
  • Anna Holmes
  • Brendan Jay Sullivan
  • Lorin Stein
  • Fiona Maazel
  • Alexander Chee
  • Gabriel Roth
  • Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
  • Jill Hennessy
  • Jim Shepard
  • J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Saeed Jones
  • Aryn Kyle
  • David Goodwillie
  • Parul Sehgal
  • Justin Taylor
  • Bennett Madison
  • Jami Attenberg
  • Michael Kostroff


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