Brooklyn Bookbeat

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

New Book highlights ‘fascinating tapestry’ of Brooklyn Heights

Robert Furman, president of the Brooklyn Preservation Council Foundation, will release his new book “The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb,” on July 13, bringing to life one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods — Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival announces star-studded lineup for 10th anniversary

At a lively evening event in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday, the Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council announced the initial line-up of the first 150 national and international authors slated to take part in the 10th A … Full Article

Acclaimed novelist Rachel Kushner concludes BAM’s 2015 Eat, Drink & Be Literary program

Where is the line between fact and fiction? It can be a blurry one even in fiction, where fact isn't even fact. … Full Article

Maria ‘The Ice Cream Girl’ pens children’s book

Maria Campanella has made a living selling ice cream from her truck for more than 25 years but these days she is also offering a bit of wisdom along with scoops of vanilla and chocolate. … Full Article

Novelist Bakopoulos to premiere college-town tale in Greenpoint

Dean Bakopoulos, whose work New York Times best-selling author Lorrie Moore has praised as “full of insight and inspiration and the best kind of divine comedy,” returns with the keenly funny and honest “Summerlong.”    … Full Article


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