Missed Patti Smith This Past Weekend? Catch Her Tonight at St. Mark’s Bookshop

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Patti Smith completes a trio of local performances tonight with a reading from her recently released book, “Woolgathering,” at the St Mark’s Bookshop.

On Saturday, the writer and musician, who had turned 65 the previous day, helped rock in the New Year at her fourteenth annual series of concerts at the Bowery Ballroom, where it was announced that she was ending what had become a tradition. “It’s just time to move on,” said Lenny Kaye, her longtime lead guitarist and collaborator.

The next day, she joined a lengthy roster of poets at the 38th annual St. Mark’s Poetry Project New Years Day Marathon Reading. Last February, she marked the fortieth anniversary of her first reading at the venue by returning for a rousing event.

Tonight at the St Mark’s Bookshop, she’ll read from “Woolgathering,” her phantasmagorical record of episodes from her distant past. Much of this new edition was originally published in 1992, as part of Hanuman Press’ influential series of miniature books. The event starts at 7 p.m.; if you’re hoping to get in and snag a signed copy, you better get there early.