Brooklyn Bookbeat

Cobble Hill residents were devastated to hear of the news last spring that after 30 years, the Community Bookstore would be closing its doors. … 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

Retired Brooklyn Heights Dr. Hal Levey pens first novel at 91

Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Hal Levey, 91, is a retired thyroid specialist, who recalls that he spent "many years with my nose to the grindstone," at Downstate Medical College. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival and Chip Kidd debut official poster art

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF), New York City’s largest free literary festival, has unveiled two new custom images created by award-winning graphic designer and writer Chip Kidd. … Full Article

Supernatural thriller takes Houdini's niece from Coney Island to upstate’s Esopus Island

Glenn Herdling, a former editor and writer for Marvel Comics, has published “Piper Houdini: Nightmare on Esopus Island,” the second book in a series about the fictional niece of the legendary Harry Houdini. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announces 2016 Books Beneath the Bridge lineup

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the full lineup for its fourth annual Books Beneath the Bridge series, which begins Monday, July 11. … Full Article

New book sheds new light on Bobby Kennedy

“Bobby Kennedy—The Making of a Liberal Icon” offers a close look at the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy. … Full Article

‘Devil Wears Prada’ author to read from new novel in Bay Ridge

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger, author of the famed novel “The Devil Wears Prada,” is coming to Brooklyn on July 13 to read from her novel “The Singles Game” at an event hosted by the Bookmark Shoppe at Cebu Bar & Bistro (8801 Third Ave. … Full Article


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