Looking for something German to do in NYC this weekend? Berlinica, an independent publishing company focused on bringing readers informative stories on Berlin’s history, will be holding a special book reading at the KGB Bar in New York City on Sunday, June 16. From 7-9pm, David Henry Sterry will be reading from two of Berlinica’s most recent books; Kurt Tucholsky’s Berlin! Berlin! Dispatches from the Weimar Republic and A Tramp in Berlin… New Mark Twain Stories.
Berlin! Berlin! Dispatches from the Weimar Republic tells the story of Kurt Tucholsky, who was one of the Weimar Republic’s most famed authors. Tucholsky’s first published book, Rheinsberg, was an erotic picture book for adults. According to Berlinica, when Tucholsky held a reading of the racy book at a bar in Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm, everyone who attended received a complimentary shot. Anyone who buys a copy of Berlin! Berlin! during Sunday’s reading will get to reenact this moment in history with a free shot of vodka or whiskey while enjoying some classic 1920’s Weimar tunes.
The second book, A Tramp in Berlin… New Mark Twain Stories, will be making its debut at the reading. Attendees will have the opportunity to get their hands on the book before it goes on sale to the public on June 23. A Tramp in Berlin contains a set of untold stories on the years that Mark Twain spent living in Berlin during the winter of 1891-1892. Little is known about this half a year period in his life, which this newly released book should hopefully shed some light on.
If you want to expand upon your German history knowledge, we recommend you check out this two-hour literary event on Sunday. The KGB Bar is a fitting place to hold the reading in NYC and is located at 85 E 4th St. For more details, head on over to the KGB Bar site listed in the source link below.