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BAM and Greenlight Bookstore’s literary series ‘Unbound’ returns Jan. 27

Unbound: A Literary Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore will return for a third season of unique talks and two highly anticipated book launches by contemporary authors Angélique Kidjo (Jan. 27) and Alain de Botton (Mar. 3). Known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work, Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo will speak about her debutContinue Reading “BAM and Greenlight Bookstore’s literary series ‘Unbound’ returns Jan. 27”

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New book explores ‘America’s Self-Help Culture’

As Jessica Lamb-Shapiro points out in this powerful blend of memoir and reportage, everyone is affected by self-help, an industry that generates a billion dollars a year by trading in the many aphorisms that we encounter every day in the media, on coffee mugs and t-shirts, and in conversation with family and friends. Raised by a childContinue Reading “New book explores ‘America’s Self-Help Culture’”

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Holiday mixer spreads the gift of literacy with book drive

With the holiday season in full swing and a new year upon us, New York’s Young & Powerful Group will introduce their newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentoring Project, at a Holiday Mixer and Book Drive. Held on Tuesday, Dec.17 at Buskers NYC (92 W. Houston St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., this holiday mixer will provide youngContinue Reading “Holiday mixer spreads the gift of literacy with book drive”

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‘Waiting for the Bomb’ explores writer’s struggle to author book on 9/11

Author to speak in Park Slope Trent Travers is a young writer who is determined to write a book about 9/11. The protagonist in Richard Livsey’s debut novel “Waiting for the Bomb,” Trent has spent years toiling in creative doubt and frustration, but is finally ready to challenge himself and compose something of worth. ButContinue Reading “‘Waiting for the Bomb’ explores writer’s struggle to author book on 9/11”

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Riverhead Books and Flavorwire co-sponsor Williamsburg holiday party for PEN American Center

In the borough of all things literary, Riverhead Books (an imprint of Penguin Group) and Flavorwire are partnering to co-sponsor a “Celebrate the Holidays” party on Thursday, Dec. 12. The party will fundraise for PEN American Center, the international and literary human rights organization whose mission is to promote literature and writing and to defendContinue Reading “Riverhead Books and Flavorwire co-sponsor Williamsburg holiday party for PEN American Center”

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Brooklyn Reading Works presents open mic for food writers in Park Slope

Brooklyn Reading Works invites the public to come share a poem or story (fiction or non-fiction) about food (food as subject matter or metaphor) at FEAST, the organization’s annual fundraiser for a local food pantry. The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Old Stone House in Park Slope.Continue Reading “Brooklyn Reading Works presents open mic for food writers in Park Slope”

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Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair features vintage books and reading by Paul Auster

For the second holiday season, Honey & Wax Booksellers will bring independent Brooklyn bookshops and antiquarian booksellers to fill Park Slope’s Old Stone House with rare, vintage, and out-of-print books in a celebration of the borough’s rich history of printing, reading and writing. According to Brooklyn Eagle, the event will take place on Dec. 7 fromContinue Reading “Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair features vintage books and reading by Paul Auster”

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Alice Waters, renowned chef, comes to Brooklyn

  Alice Waters, chef, author and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. Waters founded the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996 and created the Edible Schoolyard program at the Martin Luther KingContinue Reading “Alice Waters, renowned chef, comes to Brooklyn”

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Surviving marriage tips book released by Ebony Magazine’s Couple of the Year

Jenny and Rufus Triplett are one of the few professional husband and wife teams who do just about everything together, having survived over 20-plus years of marriage being attached at the hip. The couple met in the late ‘80s when Rufus was singing, writing and touring with the platinum R&B group, Ready for the World.Continue Reading “Surviving marriage tips book released by Ebony Magazine’s Couple of the Year”

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Paul Auster to launch new memoir in DUMBO

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in “Winter Journal,” internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in “Report from the Interior.” Auster will appear in Brooklyn to read from his book and to presentContinue Reading “Paul Auster to launch new memoir in DUMBO”

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Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College to host acclaimed poet

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, on Oct. 30, the Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights will host the inaugural event in its Fall Reading Series with the poet Grace Schulman reading from her new collection, “Without a Claim” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Schulman’s seventh collection of poems, “Without a Claim” navigates the boundaries between timesContinue Reading “Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College to host acclaimed poet”

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Brooklynite’s ‘Truth in Advertising’ now out in paperback

Brooklyn BookBeat: Author to speak in Bay Ridge   When we think of the advertising business, many of us conjure an outdated Mad Men-like scene, replete with dark drama fueled by a constant supply of alcohol. Certainly, advertising today can be sexy – but day-to-day, is it really as fascinating as we imagine? Earlier this year BrooklynContinue Reading “Brooklynite’s ‘Truth in Advertising’ now out in paperback”

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‘Wordbirds’: A new book for word nerds

Brooklyn BookBeat: Author to speak in DUMBO If you’re a word nerd, and you care more about your Words With Friends stats than the score of the Super Bowl, chances are you’ll be excited about Liesl Schillinger’s new book, “Wordbirds” (Simon & Schuster; Oct. 15), recently featured on Brooklyn Eagle. Schillinger, an esteemed cultural critic, withContinue Reading “‘Wordbirds’: A new book for word nerds”

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Bon Appétit! New book explores the ‘Art of French Eating’

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured journalist Ann Mah, who, married to a diplomat, had grown accustomed to splitting her time between political hot-spots like Washington, D.C. and Beijing. But when her husband was placed for three years in Paris, she was ecstatic. A lifelong lover of food, and struggling to launch her career as a freelance foodContinue Reading “Bon Appétit! New book explores the ‘Art of French Eating’”

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‘Stay Up With Me’: A moving debut collection

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a moving debut collection of short stories, “Stay Up With Me” (Ecco/Harper Collins), in which award-winning novelist Tom Barbash paints a sophisticated picture of the ways in which humans connect with each other and the world surrounding them. Already receiving widespread praise, Barbash’s stories, mostly set in New York, tackle such delicate themesContinue Reading “‘Stay Up With Me’: A moving debut collection”

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‘My Heart is an Idiot’: Essays on heartache and humor

Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on author Davy Rothbart, who is, without question, a lovable romantic. In the sixteen autobiographical essays that make up his book “My Heart is an Idiot” (Picador; September, 2013), Rothbart wears his heart on his sleeve. In spite of his distasteful practical jokes and ridiculous schemes, Rothbart wins over his readers withContinue Reading “‘My Heart is an Idiot’: Essays on heartache and humor”

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‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world

In his debut novel “The Returned” (Harlequin MIRA; September 2013), Jason Mott tells the eerie story of a world in which the departed come back to coexist with the living. Raising questions of whether such a world would erupt in chaos or thrive on happiness, “The Returned” is a chilling novel that already has garnered much attention; advanceContinue Reading “‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world”

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TONIGHT: Book Festival’s Wednesday ‘Bookend’ events feature trivia, publishing tips

Brooklyn Eagle has reported that the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Bookend Events, taking place all week until Sunday’s Festival, resume on Wednesday evening with more innovative literary programs, including a lit-inspired trivia session and a “secrets of publishing” panel. The events, which are free or low-cost to attendees, are held at bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries across Brooklyn.Continue Reading “TONIGHT: Book Festival’s Wednesday ‘Bookend’ events feature trivia, publishing tips”

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TONIGHT: Book Festival ‘Bookend’ events continue with Jonathan Ames, Ben Sargent

According to Brooklyn Eagle, the week-long series of Bookend Events leading up to Sunday’s Brooklyn Book Festival continues on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with some of the borough’s most esteemed authors. The events, which are free or low-cost to attendees, include film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances. The programs will be held at clubs, bookstores,Continue Reading “TONIGHT: Book Festival ‘Bookend’ events continue with Jonathan Ames, Ben Sargent”