Brooklyn Bookbeat

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 … Full Article

Park Slope author’s latest mystery novel out Oct. 4

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal, a Park Slope resident, is about to publish her next highly anticipated novel in the Maggie Hope mystery series, “The Queen’s Accomplice” (Bantam Trade Paperback; on sale Oct. 4). … Full Article

Brooklyn-based brother and sister duo co-author new novel set in South Dakota

In “Black Hills” (on sale: Oct.11; Thomas & Mercer), authors Franklin Schneider and Jennifer Schneider dig deep into the unsettling secrets of a South Dakota boomtown where, amidst a scourge of fracking, drugs and prostitution, a young woman has been brutally assaulted and left for dead … Full Article

DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena hosts dual book launches

This past Friday night, DUMBO’s Powerhouse Arena hosted a joint book launch with readings by two young novelists who, in spite of their youth, have already garnered substantial acclaim for their work, including more than a few literary awards. … Full Article

Exclusive interview with Ralph Nader on his new book ‘Breaking Through Power’

“Before there was Occupy Wall Street, before there was Bernie Sanders, there was Ralph Nader,” Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas Allard said this past Sunday when he introduced political and consumer activist Ralph Nader at the Brooklyn Book Festival. … Full Article

New novel explores connections between technology and human desire to love

Liz Moore, known for her novels “The Words of Every Song” and the much-acclaimed “Heft,” has recently published “The Unseen World” (W.W. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival to present ‘Best of Brooklyn’ Award to Jacqueline Woodson

Multi-award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson has been named the recipient of the Brooklyn Book Festival’s annual Best of Brooklyn (BoBi) Award. … Full Article

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair to benefit local nonprofit 826NYC

The third annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair (BABF), which will open with an event on Sept. 9 (from 6 to 9 p.m. … Full Article

BAM and Greenlight Bookstore lit series to return in September with Ina Garten, among others

“Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore” will return this fall with three talks surrounding the highly anticipated book launches of these eclectic contemporary artists and authors — Colson Whitehead, Ina Garten and David Salle.
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New book details history, development of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Stretching 1.3 miles along a waterfront that faces one of the world’s greatest harbors and storied skylines, Brooklyn Bridge Park is among the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation. … Full Article


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