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


Events

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


Events

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

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

Are you a fan of (Feminist) Ryan Gosling? Stop by Housing Works tomorrow night for some Gosling photos and fun


Events

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 the […]

August 1, 2012

Tomorrow night, 7pm at BookCourt: Megan Abbott


Events, Fiction

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.

July 30, 2012

Coming up at the Brooklyn Bridge Park: Books Beneath the Bridge


Events

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 than […]

July 30, 2012

The Ghosts of Brooklyn


Events, History, Q&A

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 readers […]

July 25, 2012

Just released on July 10: True Believers by Kurt Andersen


Events, Fiction, Q&A

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 seeks […]

July 16, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 7:30pm at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore: The Age of Miracles launch party with Park Slope author Karen Thompson Walker


Events, Fiction

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: […]

June 26, 2012

Learn ‘How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes,’ Monday at BookCourt


Events, Non-fiction

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, Konnikova […]

January 4, 2012