Andrew Kessler at BookCourt tomorrow, 8/30

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

If you missed Andrew Kessler at powerHouse earlier this month, not to worry! The Brooklyn-based writer will be appearing at BookCourt tomorrow, August 30, to read from his memoir Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission. While you might not expect to hear about NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission through […]

August 29, 2012

Literary Brooklyn: Q&A with Evan Hughes

History, Non-fiction, Q&A

If you’re curious about Brooklyn’s rich literary history, there’s no better source to talk to than Fort Greene resident and writer Evan Hughes. Last summer, Hughes published Literary Brooklyn, a full-length book that explores the borough’s development through the eyes of some of its greatest writers. A year after the release of Literary Brooklyn, Hughes reflects on his motivations […]

August 29, 2012

Final Words by the Water reading: tonight at WORD

Events, Fiction

It’s Electric Lit night at Words by the Water! This final reading in the Words by the Water series features three of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading authors: Katie Bellas, Marie-Helene Bertino and Fiona Maazel. All three writers live in Brooklyn. Tonight’s event will take place at WORD, due to the unpredictable weather. WORD is located […]

August 27, 2012

What exactly IS the Internet?

Events, Non-fiction, Q&A

You use the Internet every day — probably for several more hours than you’d like to admit. But do you ever think about what exactly the internet is? Where does it exist? What spaces does it occupy and which does it avoid? When you start to really think about it, it gets confusing, and maybe even a little […]

August 22, 2012

Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist

Memoir, Non-fiction

If you’re struggling to combat work-related frustrations, you’ll find solace in Darcy Lockman’s new book Brooklyn Zoo. In her poignant memoir, Lockman recalls the year she spent working in Brooklyn at Kings County Hospital, whose infamous G Building provided a deeply challenging and dark work environment. After studying four years to become a clinical psychologist, Lockman […]

August 22, 2012

Q&A with Rick Moody

Non-fiction, Q&A

Writer and music-lover Rick Moody has lived in Brooklyn for the past two decades. He reveals to us his multi-faceted passion for writing and why On Celestial Music, his collection of essays published this past spring, was a labor of love. Moody also shares some of his favorite Brooklyn music spots.   We love On Celestial Music; it’s thoughtful, […]

August 15, 2012

Opening party for new Bushwick bookstore Human Relations: tomorrow, 8/11


Tomorrow, August 11, celebrate the opening of HUMAN RELATIONS, a new bookstore in Bushwick! HUMAN RELATIONS stems from a joint venture with Book Thug Nation, a used bookstore and community space in Williamsburg. The store will feature a variety of used works, including literature, philosophy, history, art, science, film, and food-related books. The event will last […]

August 10, 2012

Monday, August 13: Join WORD at Words by the Water

Events, Non-fiction

Need something to look forward to after the weekend’s over? On Monday at 7pm, join WORD Bookstore and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn at Words by the Water, a four-week reading series at the East River State Park. This week, Melville House Books presents an exciting evening with Dave Tompkins, author of How […]

August 10, 2012

Q&A with Robert Anasi, author of The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg

Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

Remember when you could live in Williamsburg for just $300 per month? ..or when you needed friends to accompany you on Bedford Ave? It’s hard to imagine that Williamsburg was once devoid of overpriced boutiques, tourists, and, of course, hipsters. But Robert Anasi, author of soon-to-be-published The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has […]

August 8, 2012

Tomorrow night at powerHouse Arena: Four New Messages

Events, Fiction

Tomorrow, August 7, head over to powerHouse Arena to catch New York City writer Joshua Cohen at the launch of his new book Four New Messages. The young novelist has already received high praise for this new piece, which is divided into four stories that explore the power and implications of technology in today’s internet-obsessed culture. […]

August 6, 2012

Patti Smith, tonight at the Brooklyn Bridge Park


Tonight, on the Granite Prospect stairs at Brooklyn Bridge Park, join Park Slope’s Community Bookstore for an exciting event will feature one of the most important figures in New York’s literary and music scene. As part of the Books Beneath the Bridge Series, poet and singer-songwriter Patti Smith will appear for a reading and book-signing. […]

August 6, 2012

Q&A with Tim Anderson

Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

Writer of the hilarious travel memoir Tune in Tokyo, Greenpoint resident Tim Anderson speaks to us about growing up gay in North Carolina, his favorite neighborhood and bookstore in Brooklyn, and reveals a preview of his current project. Your fan base must adore your high energy humor, as we do…just how many cups of coffee do you […]

August 3, 2012

How’s your summer been on planet Earth?

Events, Non-fiction

We’ve hit August and I would bet that many of you have been filling your days recently with barbecues, day trips to the beach, and outdoor concerts — the enjoyable, but somewhat predictable summer fare. But have you done anything truly extraordinary this summer? If you’re like me, probably not. If you would, however, like a chance to live vicariously through someone who’s […]

August 2, 2012

Tomorrow night at Greenlight: Food Network star Ted Allen talks with Gabrielle Langholtz of Edible Brooklyn

Events, Non-fiction

Ted Allen, Fort Greene resident foodie  (who also happens to host Food Network’s hit show Chopped) will be appearing at Greenlight Bookstore tomorrow, August 2, in conversation with Gabrielle Langholtz, food writer and editor of Edible Brooklyn. Allen, who has just come out with new cookbook  In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks, will discuss […]

August 1, 2012