Book Club

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One and Done: Lisa Bevilacqua’s Guide to Dating in the City

Dating can seem like an endless process, but Lisa Bevilacqua breaks it down to a science in her book One and Done.Being “on the market” for nearly two years after her divorce, Bevilacqua did...
Diane Guerrero's book My Family Divided.

OITNB Star Diane Guerrero Comes to The Strand to Launch Her New Book

Orange is the New Black’s star Diane Guerrero stopped by the Strand Bookstore to launch her new book My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope.The event was hosted on The...

Find Hidden Gems in Independently Run Bookstores

Finding a good read may feel tedious. Going to a chain where they only keep best-selling authors might limit your options, however, there are many independent bookstores in New York that house the unsung...

Rare Copy of Wuthering Heights to be Auctioned

Wuthering Heights, by Emily is a literary work beloved for generations.  July 30th marks what would have been Emily Brontë’s 200th birthday.  Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, is offering buyers the opportunity...

Sharon Farsijani: An Inspirational Female Entrepreneur

Here at Downtown Magazine, we are always seeking to support our fellow female entrepreneurs. Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sharon Farsijani, a Brooklyn raised, Iranian born entrepreneur who has faced many...

Author Sulma Arzu-Brown Sends Message of Self-Love

Author Sulma Arzu-Brown preaches a message of cultural solidarity and self-acceptance, and the medium to her message is hair.Arzu-Brown, a mother to two daughters, was floored when a caregiver suggested she chemically straighten her...