Alastair Gordon on Barnes Coy
Close followers, fans, and critics of a changing Sag Harbor will remember what was locally an epic struggle over the future of the John Jermain Memorial Library in the mid-2000s, with the Barnes Coy firm laying out a pro bono plan for a new library that checked all the boxes — functional, modern, eye-pleasing, kid-friendly, airy, light-filled, and one heck of an introduction to the village for travelers coming north on the turnpike.
It just needed to land somewhere other than Sag Harbor.
Now the top-flight residential work of Barnes Coy across the South Fork is getting its due in a lushly photographed monograph by the architecture critic Alastair Gordon, "Assembled in Light: The Houses of Barnes Coy Architects," published by Rizzoli. The author will talk about it with none other than Chris Coy in a virtual program through BookHampton in East Hampton Thursday night, Oct. 15, at 7. Registration is on the bookstore's website.
Grace Schulman Hails Turtle Point
Grace Schulman of Springs, the Frost Medal-winning poet and distinguished professor of English at Baruch College, will highlight a celebration of 30 years of Turtle Point Press happening virtually with Canio's Books in Sag Harbor (which happens to be marking its 40th year as a bookseller and cultural outpost). It starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. If you haven't received the latest Canio's newsletter by email, you can sign up for the celebration at the Turtle Point Press website, under the "Events" tab.
Among the other participants are Jeannette Watson of the Manhattan shop Books & Co., who will moderate a discussion, and Ruth Greenstein, the publisher and editorial director of Turtle Point Press. And why Ms. Schulman? Her new collection of poems, "The Marble Bed," comes out from Turtle Point on Tuesday.