Brooklyn Bookbeat

On Tuesday, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to learn that, after 35 years, the beloved independent bookstore BookCourt would be closing its doors. … 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

Writer’s debut novel tells story of Irish immigrants in Brooklyn

Kathleen Donohoe’s debut novel “Ashes of Fiery Weather” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on sale Aug. 30), tells the story of another Brooklyn — one of hardworking and displaced Irish immigrants coming to find a new start in its less glamorous neighborhoods. … Full Article

Novelist tells story of Russian immigrant friends

Lara Vapnyar, an author described by The New York Times as “exquisitely sensitive to the shifting vagaries of emotion,” will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Tuesday, Aug. … Full Article

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