Brooklyn Bookbeat

The Brooklyn Brewery is an excellent place to get a good craft beer, and on Monday night, it was also an excellent place to get a good book about craft beer. … Full Article

In ‘Liberty’s Torch,’ Brooklyn writer revives statue’s history

The Statue of Liberty was not a gift from France to the United States. … Full Article

Viva Book-Lyn! Book Festival rocks the borough

Sunday’s ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, held at and around Brooklyn Borough Hall, drew tens of thousands to Brooklyn – the center of all things literary. … Full Article

New book explores $19 billion legal battle over oil

In his bestselling book “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun” (Crown, 2012), author and journalist Paul M. … Full Article

OKCupid founder’s book explores ‘Who We Are’ in digital age

In the digital age, when human tendencies and our lifestyles are constantly evolving, it can be difficult to discern who we are and how we engage with others and the world around us. Christian Rudder, president and co-founder of OkCupid – one of the largest dating websites in the U.S. … Full Article

New book pays homage to charter school movement’s Brooklyn roots

"A Light Shines in Harlem” (Lawrence Hill Books), by award-winning journalist Mary C. Bounds, explores the charter school movement and its formative years in New York in the late 1990s and early 2000s. … Full Article

New novel portrays NYC’s gentrification in the 1990s

A new novel portrays an early era of the city’s rapid transformation to tell a wider story about race, class and love. … Full Article

Joyce Carol Oates to launch latest collection in Brooklyn

Just released Sept. 9, "Lovely, Dark, Deep" is the latest collection by literary great Joyce Carol Oates, who will speak about her book at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 21. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival to feature Rushdie, Auster, other literary stars

The Brooklyn Book Festival has announced its full day of programming for Sept. 21, with more than 100 panel discussions, readings and other literary activities. … Full Article

Brooklyn family authors children’s book inspired by Park Slope students

Nine-year-old Josie Garcia is an ambitious girl from Brooklyn who becomes an advocate for preventing disastrous climate change and other environmental threats. The feisty heroine in “Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade,” Josie was inspired by the children of P.S. 321 in Park Slope. … Full Article

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