The Ace Hotel has relied on literary events to bolster its cultural credibility. It has hosted the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 and the Dear Reader, Live reading series. The basement level is available for literary events and those that are open to the public can rent the space at a discount. The basement area is large and has a dedicated bar, although these are not cheap drinks. There is usually a rental fee or a drink minimum, and the space can get pricy.
Address: 20 W 29th Street, Manhattan
Sound system: Provided on request.
Books: By author or outside vendor.
Website: Ace Hotel