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 […]
It is rare for a celebrity who has achieved renown working in one medium to reveal that they are just as adept at working in another. However, Jake Shears has done just that. Shears is the lead singer of the iconic glam band Scissor Sisters, a trailblazing downtown band embraced by the LGBTQ community, which […]
Isabel Allende is one of the most widely-read authors in the world. More than 67 million copies of her books have been sold. Allende’s bestselling first novel “The House of the Spirits”was published in 1982. Since then, she has authored more than twenty bestselling and criticallyacclaimed books. She has also received many awards, including […]
For many individuals, obituaries may be the only form of written biography left behind after death. However, as writer Margalit Fox says in the 2016 film “Obit”, “Obits have next to nothing to do with death and absolutely everything to do with life.” Director and producer duo Vanessa Gould and Caitlin Mae Burke created “Obit”, […]
No matter how you feel about gentrification, there is no denying that it has touched nearly every corner of Brooklyn and is changing the look of some of the most historic neighborhoods. Fort Greene native, Naima Coster has a deeply personal understanding of the impact of gentrification on long-time residents. The author, who currently teaches […]
Tomorrow, August 21, head over to BookCourt at 7 pm for a chance to meet Bruce Wagner, author of new novel Dead Stars. Satirizing Hollywood and our reality-TV and celebrity-obsessed culture, Wagner includes both fictional and real-life characters, such as Telma, a 13-year-old breast cancer survivor and American actor Michael Douglas. While Wagner’s characters and scenes […]
Exciting news! Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore has collaborated with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to co-curate Unbound, a new fall literary series. The readings will be held in BAM’s theaters and will feature esteemed writers such as Malcolm Gladwell and Kurt Andersen. The first Unbound event will take place next month on September 18, […]
If you missed Robert Anasi at WORD Bookstore last night, not to worry: you have another chance to meet him in Brooklyn! Anasi will appear tomorrow, August 16, to present his new book The Last Bohemia: Scenes From the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you’re curious about the history of the neighborhood, stop by Spoonbill & […]
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, […]
Tomorrow, August 14, stop by Greenlight Bookstore at 7:30 for a chance to meet Richard Morais, author of Buddhaland Brooklyn. In his new novel, Morais poignantly portrays the culture shock that ensues when a Buddhist priest is transplanted from his quiet, remote life in Japan to the hectic land of Brooklyn. Morais, a contributing editor […]
Tomorrow, August 14, at 7pm, debut novelist Dan Krokos will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill. Join the twenty-six-year-old author in celebrating the launch of False Memory, the first novel in an action-packed series that explores the powerful implications of memory loss.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 than […]
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. […]