In debut memoir, musician Jake Shears depicts life in late 1990s Brooklyn

Memoir

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 […]

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Isabel Allende’s new novel “In The Midst of Winter” is the perfect read for winter weather

Fiction

  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 […]

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Art of Writing About Deaths Captured in Documentary

film

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”, […]

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Novel Centers On The Impact Of Gentrification In Brooklyn

Fiction

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 […]

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Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist


Memoir, Non-fiction

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 […]

August 22, 2012

Q&A with Rick Moody


Non-fiction, Q&A

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, […]

August 15, 2012

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

Q&A with Tim Anderson


Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

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 […]

August 3, 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