Brooklyn Bookbeat

My interview with Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe coincidentally occurred the same week I saw the Kerry James Marshall exhibition at the Met Breuer and Barry Jenkins' film “Moo … Full Article

Acclaimed Brooklyn author to speak about new trilogy

Brooklyn author Kimberly McCreight seized the hearts and minds of readers and critics alike in 2013 with her wildly successful debut novel “Reconstructing Amelia.”  An instant New York Times bestseller, it was nominated for multiple awards … Full Article

New book offers insider’s view of Brooklyn

New York City and its five boroughs draw 54 million international and American tourists, including day-trippers, each year. … Full Article

A journey through the history of love, sex and dating with Brooklyn author Moira Weigel

Does anyone date anymore? That is the question that Cobble Hill native Moira Weigel examines in her book “Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.” … Full Article

Brooklyn-based author’s novel focuses on new beginnings, growth

Brooklyn-based author Nora Zelevansky’s new novel “Will You Won’t You Want Me?” (St. Martin’s Griffin) offers a satirical take on New York and Los Angeles as it follows a story about new beginnings and the unexpected forms they take. … Full Article

Reporter’s new memoir chronicles her rare friendship with 93-year-old man

Isabel Vincent, an award-winning journalist, met 93-year-old Edward at just the right moment. Her marriage was in tumult, he had just lost his wife of 69 years, and both were unknowingly in need of something they’d forgotten existed: the sheer joy of a spontaneous connection. … Full Article

City Tech professor’s new novel explores world of Turkish Jews

The City Tech Bookstore and Café will host a book reading and signing event with English Professor Jane Mushabac to celebrate the publication of her novel “His Hundred Years, A Tale” (Albion-Andalus Books, 2016), published under her pen name Shalach Manot. … Full Article

New book ‘Jackie Robinson in Quotes’ details ‘The Remarkable Life of Baseball’s Most Significant Player’

Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns has noted recently, while doing the interview circuit to promote his new documentary on Jackie Robinson, "When Jackie broke the color barrier in baseball, Martin Luther King was still a junior in college and Rosa Parks was 10 years away from taking a seat in the front … Full Article

DUMBO author’s new book explores one man’s search for meaning

“The Yoga of Max’s Discontent,” a new book by DUMBO-based author Karan Bajaj (Riverhead, on sale May 3), is a layered novel that takes readers across the world in search of truth and enlightenment. Bajaj, a No. … Full Article

Cameron Diaz brings star power to Bay Ridge bookstore

Actress Cameron Diaz brought her star power to Bay Ridge on Thursday, making a special appearance at the BookMark Shoppe to promote her new work, “The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time,” in which the Hollywood beauty urges women to love … Full Article

Author Helen Simonson’s 'The Summer Before the War'

Helen Simonson’s charming debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” was an instant New York Times bestseller, drawing the highest critical acclaim. … Full Article


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