Brooklyn Bookbeat

“The word ‘genius’ is used so indiscriminately in our culture that its meaning, even when applied to such masterworks as the Brooklyn Bridge, has become completely diminished,” says photographer Ba … Full Article

See rare photographs, drawings in illustrated version of Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’

First published in 2010, “Just Kids” by Patti Smith became an instant classic. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library appoints new chief librarian

Nicholas Higgins, Brooklyn Public Library’s interim chief librarian, was named BPL’s new chief librarian Monday. Higgins had served in the role on an interim basis since January. … Full Article

New culinary novelty cookbook shop to open in Cobble Hill

This November, a novelty cookbook shop is coming to Cobble Hill. … Full Article

‘Appetite for Definition’ serves as ultimate guide to rock ‘n’ roll

In the six decades since rock ‘n’ roll stormed onto the American music scene, the single genre has produced more than 200 sub-genres. … Full Article

Artist uses drawings, letters to explore family’s WWII history in new memoir

Award-winning artist Nora Krug’s visual memoir, “Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home” tells the story of Krug’s attempt to confront the hidden truths of her family’s wartime past in Nazi Germany and to comprehend the historical and personal forces that shaped her life as a Ger … Full Article

'Mockingbird' chosen as America's best-loved novel in vote

"To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide. … Full Article

Buildings that housed BookCourt are undergoing a makeover

The historic 19th century storefront at 161 Court St. in Cobble Hill that housed neighborhood bookstore BookCourt until 2016 has been replaced by a modern metal-and-glass one. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer pens WWII-era thriller

Bestselling Brooklyn author Susan Elia MacNeal keeps readers guessing with her new novel “The Prisoner in the Castle.” … Full Article

Two rarely seen Hemingway stories coming out

Two Ernest Hemingway stories written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since will be published next year. … Full Article

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