Brooklyn Bookbeat

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

A Kingsborough College literary feast: Mimi Sheraton

The name Mimi Sheraton is as synonymous with food as the names of great international chefs. Yet her memories return her to her native Brooklyn: “Clams are my Brooklyn summers at Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay when Lundy’s…had an outside clam bar.”   … Full Article

Guy Fieri visits Bay Ridge bookstore to sign books

Food Network favorite Guy Fieri, host of the popular television series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” was at The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Tuesday to promote his new book “Guy Fieri’s Family Food.” The popular author and game show host happily greeted fans who waited on line to get th … Full Article

Brooklyn author to discuss young adult debut

In her 2014 Modern Love essay for the New York Times, journalist and author Lisa Selin Davis shared the story of her wayward teenage years, time spent working at a youth conversation corps in a New York State Park, and…what Lou Reed taught her about love. … Full Article

Author to visit Greenpoint bookstore to discuss ‘How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World’

Smithsonian magazine correspondent and lifelong cat lover Abigail Tucker will visit WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint on Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn journalist to publish ‘The Hostage’s Daughter: A Memoir of Family, Madness, and the Middle East’

The world has grown accustomed to the kidnapping of western journalists by militant groups, but when Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson was abducted by Shiite Muslims in Beirut in 1985 and held captive for 6 1/2 years, Americans were riveted by the story. … Full Article

Famed author Colson Whitehead to speak at BAM

Acclaimed author Colson Whitehead will launch his new book “The Underground Railroad” at BAM Rose Cinema on Sept. 26 as part of Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore. … Full Article

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