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New York's second annual Downtown Literary Festival takes place this Sunday, April 13. Book lovers can spend the entire day at numerous literary-themed events, discussions, readings and author book signings at three main locations in downtown Manhattan, including the two independent bookstores who founded the DLF, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and McNally Jackson.

Bowery Poetry Club will host a number of events throughout the day including Natives and Newcomers: How Open is New York City? a discussion with Teju Cole, Hari Kunzu, and Katie Kitamura, and The Tale of Two Cities: Richard Price and Francine Prose in Conversation.

The Greatest 3-Minute Bad Apartment Stories hosted by Tobias Carroll at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe should be entertaining to say the least.

Kids' events have been expanded this year and include story time, a sing along and puppet show.

Interact one on one with festival authors who will sign books a half hour after their events.

The festival is sponsored by publisher HarperCollins.

A full schedule of events can be found on the website and includes a convenient map for those unfamiliar with the area.

Book lovers should get there early to enjoy the day.

The weather looks to be in good form this weekend, so enjoy!

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is located at 126 Crosby Street, between Houston Street and Prince Street in Manhattan. Check out their website for more details or phone: 212-334-3324.

McNally Jackson is located at 52 Prince Street, between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street. Website: Phone: 212-274-1160

Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery, between Houston Street and Bleeker Street. Website:

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