Brooklyn Bookbeat

Children’s Day at Brooklyn Book Festival brings beloved books to life

“Mommy! Mommy! Books!” was the cry of one boy as he tugged his mother’s hand to rush her faster towards tents and tables filled with literature for children at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday. … Full Article

Michelle Obama to bring live book tour to Barclays Center

Michelle Obama will bring her live U.S. book tour to Barclays Center on Saturday, December 1, 2018. In support of her highly anticipated memoir,BECOMING, the only New York stop on the limited 10-city tour will feature intimate and honest conversations between Mrs. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival announces lineup of authors and events

Read any good books lately? Well, you’ll have the chance to discover a world of great reading during the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, which runs from Monday, Sept. 10 to Monday, Sept. 17. … Full Article

Greenpoint’s 5th annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair kicks off Brooklyn Book Week

Book lovers by the hundreds from both boroughs will be heading to Brooklyn this fall for what has become one of the largest and most popular literary events in the country. Brooklyn Book Week, as it is informally known, is a weeklong celebration of books both old and new. … Full Article

Writers with ties to Brooklyn named NYS author and poet

Two renowned writers with Brooklyn ties have been appointed as the state’s official author and poet by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

‘Boss of Black Brooklyn’ tells of the struggles and successes of Brooklyn’s first elected black official

In November of 1948, Bertram L. Baker put his name on a page of Brooklyn history when he was elected to the New York State Assembly. … Full Article

Bay Ridge author publishes graphic novel featuring DUMBO-based hero

“The Foreigner, Book One” is the new graphic novel from the pen of Bay Ridge author Kensuke Okabayashi. … Full Article

Windsor Terrace’s own Lionel Shriver on how everything boils down to ‘Property’

Love, life, ownership and happiness — it all boils down to real estate. That’s the tantalizing premise behind Windsor Terrace author Lionel Shriver’s exquisite new collection, “Property.” In two novellas and 10 short stories, Shriver captures urban life through its omnipresent lens. … Full Article

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward to speak at St. Francis College May 8

Scribner is thrilled to announce the paperback publication forSing, Unburied, Sing,” (May 8), the historic National Book Award winner that took the literary world by storm when it was published last fall. … Full Article

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