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, hasContinue Reading “Q&A with Robert Anasi, author of The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg”
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.Continue Reading “Tomorrow night at powerHouse Arena: Four New Messages”
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.Continue Reading “Patti Smith, tonight at the Brooklyn Bridge Park”
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’sContinue Reading “How’s your summer been on planet Earth?”
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 discussContinue Reading “Tomorrow night at Greenlight: Food Network star Ted Allen talks with Gabrielle Langholtz of Edible Brooklyn”
Ever seen the ‘Feminist Ryan Gosling’ Tumblr blog? What started as a humorous study tool for graduate student Danielle Henderson soon became an internet sensation, and is now being released as a book! Last October, while trying to memorize feminist theorists for a class, Henderson decided to juxtapose feminist theories with images of Gosling’s face (all theContinue Reading “Are you a fan of (Feminist) Ryan Gosling? Stop by Housing Works tomorrow night for some Gosling photos and fun”
Don’t forget to stop at BookCourt tonight to meet Kurt Andersen! The Brooklyn-based author will be appearing at 7 p.m. for a reading, Q&A, and book-signing of his latest novel, True Believers. BookCourt is located at 163 Court Street in Cobble Hill.
Tomorrow night, head on over to BookCourt in Cobble Hill to meet New York-based award-winning author Megan Abbott! Abbott will be celebrating the release of her newest novel, Dare Me, which delves into the intensity of adolescent friendships. Abbott will read from her book and will then stick around for an audience Q&A and book signing.
Tonight at 7pm, join WORD Bookstore as it hosts short story night at Books Beneath the Bridge. Writers include Robin Black, Tania James, Rajesh Parameswaran, Jim Shepard, and Charles Yu. The event will take place at Pier 1, Granite Prospect, in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. And who better to read at the same series thanContinue Reading “Coming up at the Brooklyn Bridge Park: Books Beneath the Bridge”
If you missed Karen Thompson Walker in Fort Greene and Cobble Hill, you can still catch her next week! Returning to New York from her eight-city tour, Thompson Walker will appear in Brooklyn on Tuesday to promote her new book, The Age of Miracles. KTW will discuss her novel with writer Hannah Tinti at 7 p.m.Continue Reading “Coming up next week: Karen Thompson Walker & Kurt Andersen in Brooklyn”
When you step off the Bedford stop on the L train, you’re in good company. In fact, you’re in annoyingly good company. Today, sections of Williamsburg are among the most overcrowded spots in New York. But just a few years ago, this now-jam-packed hipster haven was not the cultural playground it is today. In his memoir TheContinue Reading “The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn”
Whether or not you’re afraid of the dark, you might be spooked to learn that Brooklyn-based writer L.V. Salazar has recently published a book that chronicles the borough’s haunted history. In The Ghosts of Brooklyn: Thrilling Accounts of Souls Spirits and Ghosts, Salazar has compiled thirty-six accounts featuring ghosts, gargoyles, witches, and suicides, all of which offer readersContinue Reading “The Ghosts of Brooklyn”
Just last week, Random House published Kurt Andersen’s latest novel, True Believers. The story, which shifts between the 1960s and the present, traces the mysterious past of Karen Hollander, an attorney who has been under consideration for Supreme Court appointment. Hollander, in the midst of writing a memoir, has stepped down from her appointment as she seeksContinue Reading “Just released on July 10: True Believers by Kurt Andersen”
Tonight, Friday, July 13: have no fear of triskaidekaphobia; take a stroll over to Book Court to join The Age of Miracles author Karen Thompson Walker for a book-signing. The Age of Miracles is destined to be one of the hottest new novels, and Walker is about to embark on an eight-city tour across the U.S. Book Court isContinue Reading “Tonight at 7pm: Karen Thompson Walker at Book Court in Cobble Hill”
This Thursday night, join debut novelist Karen Thompson Walker at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore to celebrate the release of The Age of Miracles. Over the next several weeks, the Park Slope writer will be touring the country to promote her book. Already receiving high praise, Walker’s novel infuses the coming-of-age tale with a magical spin:Continue Reading “Thursday, June 28, 7:30pm at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore: The Age of Miracles launch party with Park Slope author Karen Thompson Walker”
This Monday at BookCourt, journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova will appear to discuss her new book Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Following Sherlock Holmes’s methods of careful observation and logical cogitation, Konnikova employs Holmes’s strategies as a means of enhancing our mental powers. While Holmes has long been regarded as a fictional genius, KonnikovaContinue Reading “Learn ‘How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes,’ Monday at BookCourt”