Unbound at BAM

Greenlight Bookstore partners with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to bring today’s most renowned authors to Brooklyn for the national launch of their latest works in BAM's gorgeous theatrical spaces. Past guests include Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, John Cleese, Elvis Costello, Lena Dunham, Neil Gaiman, Roxane Gay, Masha Gessen, Jonathan Lethem, Morgan Parker, Orhan Pamuk, Dab Rather, Arundhati Roy, Rebecca Solnit, Gloria Steinem, Alice Waters, and others.


Spring Unbound events:

Sunday, February 11, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Dave Eggers presents The Monk of Mokha with Mokhtar Alkhanshali
At BAM Fisher Building (part of the Unbound series)
Tickets $25 event only; $45 with book

Dave Eggers (The Circle, What Is the What) and Mokhtar Alkhanshali come together for an evening of conversation about entrepreneurship, community development, civil war, and coffee. Alkhanshali is the subject of Eggers’ heart-pounding new book, The Monk of Mokha, which weaves together the history of coffee, the ongoing Yemeni civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man following the most American of dreams. The Bay Area-raised, Yemeni-American Alkhanshali finds himself working as a doorman and unable to pay for college when he becomes fascinated with his family’s roots in coffee farming. He travels to Yemen and visits countless farms, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. Just as he is on the verge of success, civil war engulfs the country; the US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs rain down, and he is trapped in Sana'a, desperate to escape. Eggers traces Mokhtar’s journey as a social entrepreneur and his harrowing escape from war-torn Yemen with his first coffee samples. A book signing with Eggers and Alkhanshali will follow the event.

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Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Leslie Jamison presents The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
In conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson
At BAM Fisher (part of the Unbound series)

Tickets $25 event only; $45 with book

New York Times bestselling author (The Empathy Exams) Leslie Jamison comes to BAM to discuss her deeply personal new book The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath. Jamison’s hybrid nonfiction form uses reportage, archival research, critique, and memoir to connect the stories of writers and performers who struggled with addiction, including Billie Holliday, Denis Johnson, Amy Winehouse, and Raymond Carver. The event will include a moderated conversation with fellow author Mitchell S. Jackson (The Residue Years), a discussion with the audience, and a book signing with Jamison to follow.

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The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101947319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 30th, 2018

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The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316259613
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 3rd, 2018

Please note: purchase of this book is NOT equivalent to purchase of a ticket to our scheduled event with this author; see event page for ticket purchase options.  If you would like to order a signed copy, please indicate your request in Order Comments at checkout.