Unbound at BAM

Note that BAM's buildings are currently closed; all programming will take place virtually. See event descriptions for details.

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, Staceyann Chin, John Cleese, Elvis Costello, Lena Dunham, Neil Gaiman, Roxane Gay, Masha Gessen, N.K. Jemisin, Saeed Jones, Jonathan Lethem, Morgan Parker, Orhan Pamuk, Dab Rather, Arundhati Roy, Rebecca Solnit, Gloria Steinem, Alice Waters, and others.

Tickets or RSVPs are required for admission to all Unbound events; some tickets include a copy of the book, distributed at the event. Click the "Buy Tickets" button below each event to reserve your seat through BAM.org. Featured Unbound books are for sale at 15% off at the Greenlight at BAM kiosk on the night of the event only. You can also use the "Add to Cart" buttons at the bottom of this page to purchase a book without attending an event; include any signing requests in the Order Comments field at checkout.

Upcoming Unbound Events:


Wednesday, March 31, 7:00 PM
Hanif Abdurraqib presents A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
With special guests
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
Free with registration

Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib—recently announced as a guest Curator-at-Large at BAM—celebrates the launch of his new book A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, a profound reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture. Whether it’s Merry Clayton singing in “Gimme Shelter,” a schoolyard fistfight, or a dance marathon, Abdurraqib delves into the poignancy of performances big and small. His work has layers of resonance in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and Abdurraqib’s own personal history of love, grief, and performance. This event will include ASL interpretation and Closed Captioning.




More Myself: A Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250153296
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - March 31st, 2020

As If by Chance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780571357796
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Faber & Faber - April 21st, 2020

Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary (American Music) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477318782
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: University of Texas Press - April 7th, 2020

Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World Cover Image
By John Freeman (Editor)
ISBN: 9780143133926
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020

The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Cover Image
By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
ISBN: 9781538701515
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020