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This Week in Book Parties is throwing two parties this week that might be of interest to the publishing community. Tonight, editorial staffers can mingle at Lolita with Melissa Walker (far left), the teen mag editor turned YA novelist recently featured in the site’s “Book Keeping” series. Then, Wednesday night, instructor Susan Shapiro is the guest of honor at an all-media party at Chinatown Brasserie, celebrating the publication of her latest book, Only As Good As Your Word.

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