SYMPOSIA Community Bookstore Events – April 2023

SYMPOSIA Community Bookstore Events – April 2023

510 Washington St, Hoboken NJ


Symposia Writing Group – Saturday April 8th at 5 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Symposia’s Writing Group held its first meeting on October 16, 2021 with five authors in attendance. The group has met monthly since then and has grown to eight members. We meet the second Saturday of the month and critique two submissions at each meeting.

Ours is an eclectic group, with some writing short fiction and others writing essays and plays. There’s always lively discussion about the works submitted, with our authors getting and giving valuable and constructive criticisms.

If you’re interested in joining us, you can contact the facilitator Marie Castronuovo at

Membership fee of $5 per meeting includes a free book of your choice, as well as a critique and feedback from the other members of your submitted work.

Open Mic Night – Tuesday, April 11th 7:30 to 10pm

“If everybody was happy in their relationship there wouldn’t be any good music.”
– unknown
Come sing a love song, or maybe a breakup song. Read us a love poem, or tell a few relationship jokes. Or not…just come share your talent.

This inclusive, encouraging environment is the perfect place to practice what you’ve been working on at home. Original material and covers are welcome (songs, poems, readings, comedy). This event is open to all ages, therefore we ask that all material be clean and family-friendly.
*Suggested donation $5/attendee to support Symposia (non-profit bookstore)

*Some simple snacks will be provided but feel free to BYO drinks/snacks.

Lil Wish Lanterns Storybook Reading – Thursday April 13th at 3 pm

The event will include a reading of the Lil Wish Lanterns Storybook, which tells the story of magical characters called Wishimals and how they make wishes come true in Wishlandia with their lanterns.

Each child who attends will receive their own blind pack collectible Wishimal as a gift and have the opportunity to make a special wish with the lantern at the bookstore.

For more info, contact us at 201-805-1739 or at

NEW! “Philosophize This” – Conversation Group based on Stephen West’s podcast with the same name – Tuesday April 18th at 7 pm

This deeply engaging series introduces listeners to thinkers and ideas upon which our society is based, but in a way that is easy for non-philosophers to digest and understand.

Our discussion group will create a safe environment where we can gain knowledge while also sharing personal experiences as they relate to the topics presented in the podcast.

Listening to the episode on Aristotle of the podcast is strongly recommended if possible.

For more info or to register, contact Carmen at or 201-805-1739

NEW! “Symposi-HA!” – Friday, April 21st at 8 pm

Come see our Bookstore’s first ever live Stand-Up Comedy Show!

The show is produced by Hoboken comedian Matt Pena and will feature comedians from all over New Jersey and New York. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will go towards supporting the store as well as supporting the performers!

Please follow “Symposiha” on Instagram for all news and updates and grab your tickets on by searching “Symposi-Ha”.

Don’t forget to bring your own beverages and snacks to enjoy at the show!

Fee: $15


La Leche – New Moms Support Group- Friday, April 28th 10 to 12 A.M.

Come join us for this support group where you can share and learn from other moms.

La Leche league is an international volunteer run support group open to all families interested in lactating or providing human milk to their babies.

La Leche League was founded over 60 years ago when the founders (a small group of mothers) found that families were most successful when supported by their peers and it has continued with the premises of providing non bias support to local families.

For more info contact Tiffany at

Zero Proof Hoboken- Sober Social Club- Saturday, April 29th, 7 to 9 P.M.

Zero Proof Hoboken is a new local sober social club holding alcohol free meetups and events.

Whether you are sober, sober curious, want to start drinking less or just need a night off sans alcohol, you are welcome! We ask that you are 21+.

Please bring your favorite non alcoholic beverage to share. Can’t wait to see you there!

For more info, contact Rachel at



Our family at Symposia wishes you a beautiful Spring and hopes that everyone is staying safe and well read!

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to shelf books and/or help customers.

Flexible hours, great environment, free books!

Other ways to help Symposia:

DONATE YOUR BOOKS!  Symposia stays in business by selling donated books online.

 Donate your used shipping supplies: In an effort to stay environmentally friendly, Symposia Bookstore welcomes donations of used clean shipping materials like small bubble wrap and new bubble mailers/envelopes.


BUY FROM SYMPOSIA!  Need new reading material? Peruse Symposia’s inventory with over 2,500 titles on Amazon at

Any donation will help make an impact as this is a nonprofit organization that serves as the only used-bookstore in the area and community center for locals. Thank you so much in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to our community. It is our pleasure curating the best books for our customers thanks to your donations.



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