Brooklyn Bookbeat

From restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, “Subway Adventure Guide: New York City” explores more than three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread throughout the five boroughs and … Full Article

Brooklynite’s debut novel inspired by her family’s Bangladeshi history

Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of “Bright Lines: A Novel” (A Penguin Paperback Original; on sale Aug. 11, 2015), is a new voice in literary fiction, and she writes passionately about the complex political and cultural histories of her Bangladeshi-American characters. … Full Article

Author turns young adult genre on its ear by blending paranormal urban fantasy with Coney Island history

Glenn Herdling, a former editor and writer at Marvel Comics, has announced the publication of “Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island,” a novel for supernatural thrill-seekers about a 12-year-old orphan who learns that she is the niece of the legendary Harry Hou … Full Article

At Brooklyn Public Library, journalist to discuss new book on NYC’s first African-American cop

Arthur Browne, author of “One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York,” will appear at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library (Dweck Center at 10 Grand Army Plaza) on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. … Full Article

BAM/Greenlight ‘Unbound’ series to feature Elvis Costello, Sara Bareilles, Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Gilbert

Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore” will return to Brooklyn this fall with a series of unique talks surrounding highly anticipated book launches by five contemporary artists and authors — Elizabeth Gilbert, Bryan Doerries, Sara Bareilles, Gloria St … Full Article

Author to discuss ‘The Untold Story Of Women in Iran’ in DUMBO

Historian Dr. Nina Ansary, born in Tehran, is an expert in the women’s movement in Iran. … Full Article

Brooklyn author to release ‘Torn,’ final installment of ‘Feuds’ duology

In Brooklyn writer Avery Hastings’ debut book, “Feuds,” she created a severely segregated world in which humanity has divided itself in two categories: “Priors,” genetically modified super-humans and “Imps,” imperfect humans. … Full Article

Brooklyn native pens book on Sandy Koufax

Next year will mark 50 years since Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Sandy Koufax announced his retirement at the premature age of 30 due to arthritis in his pitching arm. … Full Article

BBP’s 2015 Books Beneath the Bridge series to feature Jami Attenberg and Dennis Dunaway, among others

Books Beneath the Bridge, a free summer literary series hosted by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC), is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park for its fourth season. … Full Article

Lawyers’ book ‘5@55’ tells how to plan for future

Judith D. Grimaldi and Joanne Seminara have something in common with the Boy Scouts of America. Like the Boy Scouts, “Be Prepared” could be their motto. … Full Article

Legally blind mother of three to celebrate paperback release of memoir in Park Slope

Brooklyn author Nicole C. Kear’s memoir “Now I See You,” which focuses on Kear’s journey as a legally-blind mother of three, will be released in paperback July 14 — and the author will celebrate with an event at Community Bookstore (143 7th Ave. in Park Slope) at 7 p.m. … Full Article


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