SYMPOSIA Community Bookstore Events – March 2022 

SYMPOSIA Community Bookstore Events – March 2022 

510 Washington St, Hoboken NJ  


YIN Between BooksFridays at 9 am

Come explore with us this slow-paced, meditative yoga practice in this ~1 hour yoga class located between the bookshelves at Symposia Bookstore. 

Yin yoga poses are held statically for longer periods of time, mainly on the floor, to help safely improve joint mobility and increase flexibility through deep stretching of the body’s connective tissues. Poses can be adaptable to everyone with props and variations offered. Complement your active week by discovering a sense of calm with yin.  

Instructor: Gina Meusel, a registered yoga teacher in Hoboken.  

Registration required at 

Suggested donation $8-10. 50% of proceeds go to Symposia Bookstore 

All the props/mats will be provided.

Writing Group – Saturday March 12th at 5 pm 

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. 


Hoboken Book Club  Mondays March 14th and 21st at 6.30 pm 

Due to increased popularity, the Hoboken Book Club will be twice a month.    

 For our MARCH book club meetings we will be discussing the book:  

 ‘The Husband’s Secret’ by Liane Moriarty  

 Please register in advance for your chosen date or you can attend both. 

by contacting Anel at a 917-488-9336   or  

We ask for a $5 donation which will go towards Symposia Bookstore and it will entitle you to ONE free book from the shelves of the bookstore.  


Science Fiction / Fantasy Short Story Club – Sunday March 20th at 7 pm 

What makes a short story worth reading? For me there is a sort of allure in deriving lifetimes worth of insights, beliefs, warnings or lessons in these short, but immensely engaging stories. Here is a way to deviate from traditional story structure and instead have a glimpse into a world you can only begin to fathom. Hopefully you may find yourself inspired, awed, or even deeply moved through these brief narratives.  

Attached are stories for our itinerary for the book club. They are all of varying lengths and can all be found online. Feel free to email me if you can’t find one. 

  1. Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom by Ted Chiang

2. The Ones Who Walk Away From the Omelas by Ursula K. Guin

3. Melancholy Elephants by Spider Robinson


$5 donation – will include a free book   

For more info or to sign up, please contact Roshun at 


Open Mic Night – Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30pm 

 You know you’re talented. It’s the way you tell a joke, the emotional reaction you elicit when you read poetry, and no one can bang out a tune like you do.

Now, it’s time to show the world and it all starts with the Open Mic at Symposia. While it’s not a definite that record producers or other talent scouts will be there, it is a certainty that the crowd is easy and the snacks are salty. So come out and share 15 minutes of your best material (covers or originals) and bask in the mutual appreciation of your gifted neighbors.  Let us know you’re coming by rsvp’ing. 

 *Suggested donation $5 to support our beloved non-profit Symposia Bookstore. 

Use this link to RSVP: 


Symposia hopes that everyone is staying safe and well read!  

As you may have noticed, we   are very excited to start our in-person events! Come participate or visit us during our opening hours 12 pm to 5 pm 7 days a week! 

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 bubble wrap and bubble mailers/envelopes. 

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

 MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION!  Our non-profit bookstore can only stay alive through the generous support of our community.  Consider supporting our mission by making a contribution today through Gofundme: 

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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