History Non-fiction

Matthew Goodman’s new project: Eighty Days

According to Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn author Matthew Goodman has been working on a fascinating project, recreating the true story of two adventurous young female reporters who set out to travel the world in 1889.  In Eighty Days: Nelly Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World, Goodman draws on years of extensive research to revive this captivating slice ofContinue Reading “Matthew Goodman’s new project: Eighty Days”

Events History Non-fiction

Tuesday at Book Court: A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola

Brooklyn-based writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortés will appear at Book Court next week to celebrate the release of his new illustrated book A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola.  You may remember Cortés’s debut, It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Book about Marijuana, or his illustrations in the number one New York Times best-selling Go theContinue Reading “Tuesday at Book Court: A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola”

Events Non-fiction

‘Is That a Word?’ Find out next Thursday at powerHouse: David Bukszpan on the language of ‘Scrabblish’

Whether you play Words with Friends on your smart phone or you stick to the traditional Scrabble board game, head to Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena next Thursday, December 13, at 7pm, for a chance to brush up on your skills with Brooklynite David Bukszpan, a resident word game expert (who also happens to be an author and book publicist).  InContinue Reading “‘Is That a Word?’ Find out next Thursday at powerHouse: David Bukszpan on the language of ‘Scrabblish’”