Press Release: HaperCollins Publishers Introduces the HarperCollins BookLab in the Seaport Culture District
NEW YORK—September 1, 2015—HarperCollins Publishers today introduced the event schedule for the HarperCollins BookLab, which will be popping up in the Seaport Culture District from September 12 through October 22. Throughout this six-week period, the space, which is located within Seaport Studios at 19 Fulton Street, will feature a curated list of titles available for purchase, along with readings, signings, discussions, panels and talks with notable authors.
Authors scheduled to appear at this pop-up retail and event space include Josh Altman (It's Your Move), Nigel Barker (Models of Influence), Michael Bierut (How to), Brandon Doman (What's Your Story?), Howard Greenberg (Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found), Dan Harris (10% Happier), Cathy Horyn (Joe Eula), Father James Martin (The Abbey), Jane O'Connor (Fancy Nancy series), and Hal Rubenstein (The Looks of Love).
The HarperCollins BookLab in the Seaport Culture District is a part of an initiative by The Howard Hughes Corporation® to revitalize NYC's Seaport District, which attracts 12 million visitors annually and is one of the top five tourist destinations in the city. The initiative's goal is to transform the neighborhood into an incubator for creativity and provide a critical catalyst for the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. In addition to HarperCollins, the Seaport Culture District partners and organizations include AIANY Center for Architecture and Archtober, AIGA/NY, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Eyebeam, Arup and Art Start.
"Playing a part in the ongoing transformation of the Seaport District is particularly meaningful for us, as the Harper Brothers founded our company just a few blocks away nearly 200 years ago," said Michael Morrison, President and Publisher of General Books, HarperCollins Publishers.
"This pop-up shop and events space will give HarperCollins authors a highly visible platform in the heart of the Seaport Culture District," said Angela Tribelli, Chief Marketing Officer, HarperCollins Publishers. "Our presence in the Seaport District will fuel exciting programming, and we are thrilled to be in such great company with the other premiere participating cultural institutions, such as the Guggenheim and AIGA. The HarperCollins BookLab will be a dynamic destination for both visitors and the growing number of New Yorkers who live and work in Lower Manhattan."
The BookLab will be open to the public from 11:00am – 7:00pm Monday through Saturday and 12:00 – 6:00pm on Sunday. The hours of specific author events may vary. The titles in the HarperCollins BookLab will be made available for purchase from Pop Up Mob, full service pop-up agency and incubator for high-profile spaces.
Following is the schedule of events at the HarperCollins BookLab:
Opening Night: A Discussion with Fashion Authorities Hal Rubenstein and Nigel Barker
Thursday, September 17 at 6:30pm
Join us opening night when two of fashion's biggest names come together for an engaging and lively conversation on how fashion and design shape our evolving culture. Hal Rubenstein is the author of The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance (on sale 10/27) and 100 Unforgettable Dresses. Nigel Barker is the author of Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion.
What's Your Story?: A Talk with Brandon Doman of the Strangers Project
Monday, September 21 at 6:00pm
Brandon Doman, the creator of the Strangers Project—the sharing of true experiences from complete strangers—talks about his new book, What's Your Story?, and explains our need for human connection.
On Taking Risks: A Talk with Bravo TV's Josh Altman
Wednesday, September 30 at 5:30pm
Josh Altman, one of the stars of Bravo TV's hit show "Million Dollar Listing," discusses his latest book, It's Your Move, and reveals how to take risks with confidence and succeed at both work and life.
Bad Kid: A Conversation with David Crabb
Saturday, October 3 (exact time to be determined)
Performer, writer, teacher, and storyteller, David Crabb talks about his memoir, Bad Kid, and how it captures the essence of every person's struggle to understand his or her true self.
10% Happier: A Talk with ABC News Anchor and #1 NYT Bestselling Author Dan Harris
Thursday, October 8 at 6:00pm
ABC News anchor Dan Harris has found a way to be happier, calmer and—according to his wife, at least—nicer in the midst of one of the most competitive careers on earth. Join him as he discusses his #1 New York Times bestseller, 10% Happier, both a serious and a seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution.
Through the Lens of Vivian Maier: Howard Greenberg on the Enigmatic Photographer
Wednesday, October 14, evening (exact time to be determined)
New York City gallerist Howard Greenberg—co-author of Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found—discusses the life and work of street photographer Vivian Maier.
The Influence of Fashion and Design: An Evening with Cathy Horyn
Thursday, October 15, evening (exact time to be determined)
Esteemed fashion journalist and critic Cathy Horyn, author of Joe Eula: Master of Twentieth-Century Fashion Illustration, talks about ever-evolving fashion and design, and the indelible marks both leave on our culture.
Spirituality Now: An Afternoon Talk with Father James Martin
Sunday, October 18, 3:00pm
With his trademark warmth, openness, and wit, the bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Between Heaven and Mirth and Jesus: A Pilgrimage, James Martin, SJ, well known for his appearances as the 'Official Chaplain of the Colbert Nation' on 'The Colbert Report', discusses faith today and how it inspired him to pen his debut novel, The Abbey (on sale 10/13).
How Design Inspires: A Discussion with Michael Bierut and Friends
Thursday, October 22, evening (exact time to be determined)
World-renowned graphic designer, critic, and educator Michael Bierut—author of the upcoming How to (on sale 11/3)—leads a lively conversation on the importance of design, and offers insight into his own creative process.
Calling all Fancy Nancy Fans!
October (exact date and time to be determined)
Join bestselling author Jane O'Connor for a fun and interactive event based on her new book, Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania. We encourage all Fancy Nancy fans to come dressed up and Fancy Nancy goodies will be given to all the kids in attendance.
The complete schedule can also be found online at http://www.southstreetseaport.com/seaport-culture/.
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About the Seaport District
The Seaport District is New York City's oldest new neighborhood on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the city's iconic skyline. The rich history and storied waterfront location make The Seaport District one of New York City's most unique settings. Travel+Leisure recently named the Seaport as the 22nd most visited tourist attraction in the world. The Seaport District is being revitalized by The Howard Hughes Corporation into a vibrant community with expansive open spaces, a rooftop destination on Pier 17, cultural attractions and a retail environment complete with premier retail brands, restaurants and a locally sourced fresh food market.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai'i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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