Sarah Jessica Parker with Fatima Farheen Mirza: Notes from the Reading Life

Thu. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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The award-winning actor, producer, and quintessential New Yorker shares her reading recommendations and love of libraries.

Known for portraying one of the greatest female characters and fashion icons in American television, Sarah Jessica Parker wears many hats. Her latest role is an off-screen one—she's parlayed her lifelong love of reading into publishing books under her imprint, SJP for Hogarth. 

Parker  will speak with Fatima Farheen Mirza, the first author to be published by Parker's imprint SJP for Hogarth. Mirza began A Place for Us as an undergraduate at UC Riverside. The novel was an instant New York Times bestseller and is being translated into eight languages. Mirza is a Teaching Artist through The National Book Foundation's BookUp program and teaches undergraduate fiction courses at NYU.

Notes from the Reading Life is a discussion series that features some of our most well-known and well-read neighbors discussing the books that excite and inspire them—the books that guided them through their careers (in art, entertainment, comedy, and more), helping to make them into who they are today. Presented in partnership by the National Book Foundation and The New York Public Library, Notes from the Reading Life will take place throughout June at three library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. At each event, the featured speaker will be in conversation with an acclaimed author or lover of literature, celebrating the formative role of books in both of their lives. To see more Notes from the Reading Life programs, click here.


Notes from the Reading Life is a program co-presented by the National Book Foundation and The New York Public Library, supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Sara Beth Joren at For all other inquiries, please contact

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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Tompkins Square Library 331 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009