SYMPOSIA Community Bookstore Events – December 2022
510 Washington St, Hoboken NJ
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
La Leche – New Moms Support Group- Friday Dec. 9th 10 to 11.30 am
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 email@example.com
Open Mic Night – Tuesday, Dec. 13th 7:30 to 10pm
“In my opinion, the only way to conquer stage fright is to get up on stage and play. Every time you play another show, it gets better and better.” – Taylor Swift
Singers, songwriters, comedians, poets, and contortionists: Come one, come all…..share your talent with the community. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never performed outside your shower or if you are a trained professional.
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).
Not sure if you’re ready for the stage, no problem. Come be part of the audience and applaud others as they take the stage.
The event is open to all ages, therefore we ask that all material be clean and family-friendly.
*Fee: $5/attendee to support Symposia (non-profit bookstore)
American Mahjong Club – Wednesdays Dec. 7th and 21th 6.30pm to 9.30 pm
Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and luck. If you are feeling up for a friendly challenge, please do join our Mahjong Club that will meet twice a month at Symposia Bookstore.
From September onwards it will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
There will be a $5 fee that goes to Symposia Bookstore for the use of their venue and this entitles you to a free book from their shelves.
It is a BYOB event. Adults only.
We will limit the amount of people to 12 due to space and see if we are able to fit another table in. So, if you reserve a spot, please be kind to let me know beforehand if you are unable to attend so that I can give your seat to someone else.
For more information, please contact Anel Laurens on 917-488-9336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoboken Hookers and Knitters – Thursdays Dec. 8th and 22nd 6 to 9 pm
If you love knitting or crochet, come join us for a relaxing evening. Bring your own project or come and learn how to knit or crochet, there is always someone who is willing to show others the ropes.
$5 donation to Symposia Bookstore for the use of their space which will entitle you to a free book from their bookshelves.
For more info, contact Anel at email@example.com or 917-488-9336
Hoboken Book Club – Monday Dec. 12nd or 19th 6.30pm -8.30 pm
We host the Hoboken Book Club at Symposia Bookstore. We meet twice a month to discuss the same book at both of these meetings. Members of the book club choose which of the 2 dates suit them best to attend. We limit the number of attendees to 12 people per meeting, to make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to contribute to the discussion.
Our December 2022 book is The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls.
There is a $5 fee payable to Symposia Bookstore for the use of their venue and it entitles you to one free book from their bookshelves.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact Anel Laurens on 917-488-9336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING NEW at Symposia: COMEDY SHOW “Symposi-HA!” – Friday January 13th 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 $10 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 eventbrite.com by searching “Symposi-Ha”.
Don’t forget to bring your own beverages and snacks to enjoy at the show!
Our family at Symposia 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 unused 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.