Barnes & Noble; 3/24 at 7 p.m.; 33 E. 17th St., at Broadway, 212-253-0810
Journalist Katherine Lanpher interviews Barbara Browning (author of the novel The Correspondence Artist) during the latest installment of the excellent ongoing “Upstairs at the Square” series. Joining her will be the Israeli-born, Paris-based songstress Keren Ann, who will perform songs from her new album, 101, out this week.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House; 3/24 at 7 p.m.; 58 W. 10th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 212-992-9091
More Than It Hurts You author Darin Strauss introduces Gary Shteyngart, who reads from and discusses Super Sad True Love Story, his latest book. Maybe if we’re lucky he’ll also discuss his man-crush on Eliot Spitzer.
Tumblr Reads About Music! With Pitchfork Reviews Reviews and More, Plus Live Music by the Hotcakes
Housing Works Bookstore Café; 3/25 at 7 p.m.; 126 Crosby St., nr. Houston St., 212-334-3324
In a night proving that there’s music writing worth reading on the Internet are stars of Tumblr Jeff Rosenthal, Titus Andronicus’s Amy Klein, the Village Voice’s Maura Johnston and Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, plus a live acoustic performance by the Hotcakes.
BookCourt ; 3/28 at 7 p.m.; 163 Court St., nr. Pacific St., 718-875-3677
The Brooklyn author (and newly anointed National Book Critics Circle fiction award winner) celebrates the paperback release of her novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, a book steeped in rock and roll.
McNally Jackson; 3/30 at 7 p.m.; 52 Prince St., nr. Mulberry St., 212-274-1160
The Lord of Misrule author discusses her novel about horse racing in West Virginia during the 1970s with writer Jayne Anne Phillips, who was born and raised in the same state.