Brooklyn Bookbeat

On Tuesday, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to learn that, after 35 years, the beloved independent bookstore BookCourt would be closing its doors. … Full Article

Cobble Hill's BookCourt buildings sold for $13.6 Million

On Tuesday, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to learn that, after 35 years, the beloved independent bookstore BookCourt would be closing its doors. BookCourt owners Henry Zook and Mary Gannett announced in a letter to their patrons that the shop’s final day would be Dec. 31. … Full Article

St. Francis College criminal justice professor goes beyond blurred lines

Over the past several years, the concept of “rape culture” has become a common framework for understanding a range of behaviors, including street harassment, online gendered harassment, sexual assault and rape, says St. Francis College sociology and criminal justice Professor Nickie D. … Full Article

After 35 Years, Cobble Hill’s BookCourt to close

In the spring, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to hear of the news that, after 30 years, the Community Bookstore would be closing its doors. … Full Article

Interview with Javaka Steptoe: ‘Art Outside the Lines’

My interview with Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe coincidentally occurred the same week I saw the Kerry James Marshall exhibition at the Met Breuer and Barry Jenkins' film “Moonlight” at the BAM Rose Cinemas. And therein lies a tale… … Full Article

New York Times bestselling author Ed Klein speaks out on Hillary Clinton

New York Times bestselling author Ed Klein will speak at St. Francis College on Thursday, Nov. 17. Klein will talk about his astonishing new book “Guilty as Sin,” wherein he reveals the truth about Clinton’s health and what might have prevented her from winning the presidential race. … Full Article

Interview with Francine Prose: Brooklyn-born author of ‘Mr. Monkey’

Salvador Dali famously said “Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never achieve it.” But then Maestro Dali never had the chance to read Francine Prose’s flawless new novel “Mr. … Full Article

Community Bookstore to be replaced by real estate firm Compass

Longtime residents of Cobble Hill will remember 212 Court St. as the former home of the Community Bookstore, a warm and welcoming place where visitors could get lost in a maze of timeless classics, dusty toys and vintage records. … Full Article

‘Searching for John Hughes’ author to speak about memoir in Cobble Hill

“Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies,” the first book by Jason Diamond, the founder of Vol. … Full Article

BAM to host Brooklyn-based painter, writer David Salle

Renowned painter David Salle distills contemporary art to its essentials in his new series of essays “How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art.” The Brooklyn-based artist will visit the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Nov. … Full Article

Mario Batali visits The BookMark Shoppe

World-famous culinary star and restauranteur Mario Batali stopped by The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday to meet his fans and sign copies of his new book. “Big American Cookbook” includes 250 of Batali’s favorite recipes from across the USA. … Full Article

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