PHOTOS: Launch Party Loveliness

Thanks to all of you who made Augury Books’ launch party on Monday night a huge success. Here are a few highlights from the wonderful readings offered by Maureen Alsop, author of Mantic, and David Joel Friedman, author of Soldier Quick with Rain and the winner of our 2012 Editors Prize. Thanks also to Mark Connell and Botanica Bar, and our fabulous photographer, Dave Bledsoe of FreeVerse Photography. To order the new titles by Alsop and Friedman, click here.

Launch This! Augury Books’ Release Party Just Days Away …


Augury’s launch party for our first books of 2013, Mantic by Maureen Alsop and Soldier Quick with Rain by David Joel Friedman, the winner of our Editor’s Prize, is just around the corner, and we hope you will come to help us celebrate putting these fine works out into the world.

Everything you need to know:

Who: Augury Books (Kate Angus, Kimberly Steele, Matt Cunha), presenting readers David Joel Friedman and Maureen Alsop

Why: New books, old friends, new friends, great poetry, drink specials that last ’til 9 p.m (and generally inexpensive drinks all night), gossip, weird haircuts (inevitable), mingling, celebration, support of small presses, happiness

When: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Back room of Botanica Bar, 47 E Houston Street, New York, New York 10012, (b/w Mulberry St. & Greene St., near trains B, D, F, M, N, R, 4, 6)

What: Augury Books’ Launch Party 2013! Reading, book sale, drink specials, hanging out … You really should know this by now.

How: …. do you get in on the drink specials? Just tell the bartender your “Augury” password when you order.

Come at 6:30 to secure your copies of these fine books. The readings will begin at 7:00 p.m., and the rest of the evening is for drinking and socializing, so feel free to show up later to say hello and be among the first to own the latest additions to Augury’s catalogue.

If you haven’t already, RSVP on Facebook here.

Save the Date: Feb 25th Launch Party for Books by David Joel Friedman and Maureen Alsop

We know how much you love poems, new books, and looking forward to stuff, so we wanted you to be the first to know about our upcoming launch party on Monday, February 25, 2013. We will be celebrating (and selling!) the brand-new, hot-off-the-presses Soldier Quick with Rain by David Joel Friedman, the winner of this year’s Editor Prize, and Mantic by Maureen Alsop.

We promise poetry readings, drink specials, friendly faces, handshakes, hugs and … did we mention NEW BOOKS? … all in the cozy back room of Botanica Bar on Houston Street in Manhattan at 6:30 p.m. You can RSVP to our Facebook invitation.

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We would also like to extend another mammoth and monolithic thank you to anyone and everyone who supported these books and other upcoming Augury endeavors during our Indiegogo campaign, be it with donations, word-of-mouth, moral support or good vibes. You are dazzling and darling individuals.

To pre-order Soldier Quick with Rain and Mantic, click here. RSVP to our book launch party on Facebook here.