Brooklyn Bookbeat

“This book is like being at the best dinner party in the world,” comedian Chelsea Handler said, referring to “Of All the Gin Joints” — a new book written by Mark Bailey and illustrated by Edw … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2014 Books Beneath the Bridge series line-up

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) has announced the full lineup for its third annual Books Beneath the Bridge series. … Full Article

Renowned writer David Sedaris to speak in Cobble Hill

David Sedaris, one of today’s most influential  writers, is coming to Brooklyn to discuss his latest collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” (Back Bay Books), on-sale in paperback June 3. … Full Article

Literary dads share stories on modern fatherhood in new anthology

With Father's Day just around the corner, a group of esteemed writers are sharing their experiences as fathers in a poignant collection titled “When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood.” Edited by Brookl … Full Article

Two daring Brooklyn novelists to converse in Greenpoint

Susan Choi and Sarah McCarry, two acclaimed Brooklyn novelists, will appear at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint on June 12 to discuss their recent work. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s latest novel brings Coney Island to life

Park Slope writer Andrew Lewis Conn burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with his avant-garde novel “P.,” described in the New York Times Book Review as “rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny and moving” while Kirkus anoin … Full Article

DUMBO book launch party features show & tell

New York-based writer Courtney Maum will soon release her debut novel, “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You” (on-sale June 10; Touchstone), in Brooklyn—with a night of “show & tell” featuring regret-themed stories. … Full Article

‘Jefferson Avenue’ presents 1950s Bed-Stuy: The gangs, lives, loves and humor

In his new memoir, “Jefferson Avenue: Stories from a Brooklyn Boyhood, 1941-1958,” Dr. James O’Kane reveals the boyhood that launched a life in criminology. … Full Article

New memoir explores ‘A Man, A Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage’

No one ever said that marriage is easy, and if they did, they probably weren’t in the process of opening a restaurant with their spouse. … Full Article

Michael Cunningham re-imagines 'The Snow Queen'

Like the Disney megahit "Frozen," Michael Cunningham's new novel is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen." … Full Article

Manbeck’s ‘Disappearance of Patricia Murphey’ is a hardboiled Heights thriller

In the early 1930s, the recently opened Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant on Henry Street was a nice, picturesque eatery with white tablecloths and waitresses in gingham dresses that was known for its fluffy popover pastries. … Full Article

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