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December, 2011

Books

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment

November, 2011

Cobble Hill

Major ‘Dick’! Matt Kish’s illustrated ‘Moby’ is huge

The acclaimed illustrator has, unlike Ahab, succeeded in his quest to land the great whale. Comment
Books

Finally! The real story behind the Brooklyn Bridge

A new book explores the family legacy of the Great Bridge. Comment
Park Slope

Bottle of write! Women share stories of booze at Old Stone House

It’s all part of “Make Mine a Double,” a reading next week. Comment
Books

Want some juicy hot food porn? This ‘Scanwich’ is for you

Get inside — really inside — some hot sandwiches! Comment
Books

The poet laureate processes 9-11

Tina Chang is back with a new book about the horror and aftermath of Sept. 11. Comment
Fort Greene

Eat it! Potluck party to celebrate ‘Edible Brooklyn’ cookbook launch

This is an event not to be missed (burp). Comment

October, 2011

Fort Greene

Bitters is better! New book explores the cocktail’s forgotten friend

Don’t be bitter — but buy some bitters! And enjoy our two recipes! Comment

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Cobble Hill

A killer mashup! It’s ‘Gossip Girl’ — but with blood, guts and heavy weaponry

Cecily von Ziegesar is coming to BookCourt with a novel — and this time, her “Gossip Girl” characters are real killers. Comment
Cobble Hill

Man, Blair Waldorf is mad! An excerpt from the new ‘Gossip Girl’

Blair turned to the 12-year-old. “Hello, little blond girl I’ve never seen before. Can you help me with something?” The girl’s blue eyes lit up. “Really?” Clutching the ice pick, Blair led her into the kitchen. “I was just thinking,” she said, slowing down to wrap one arm around the girl’s shoulders. “How much I’d like to watch you” — she turned and rammed the ice pick into the girl’s chest, splattering the white tile of the kitchen island with droplets of red blood — “die.” Comment
Fort Greene

Colson Whitehead’s new novel explores the city — after the apocalypse

And Fort Greene’s top (male) writer will read and release it at Greenlight Bookstore on Oct. 19. Comment

September, 2011

Downtown

Book ‘em! Marty’s annual literary festival features heavy hitters

Egan! Foer! Oates! McMurtry! And a sneak peak at Russell Banks’s forthcoming book! Marty — you’ve booked quite a lineup. Comment
Books

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment

August, 2011

Books

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment
DUMBO

Dog daze! ‘Hipster Puppies’ invade DUMBO

Bearded, plaid-wearing hipsters are coming to DUMBO this month — but don’t worry, these ones won’t lock you into a conversation about Slavoj Žižek or Animal Collective. Comment
Fort Greene

Brooklyn’s finest! Fort Greene Park hosts literary heavyweights this Saturday

Rick Moody, Bryonn Bain and Bernice McFadden are just some of the writers who’ll represent at an annual literary festival. Comment
Books

This weekend’s must reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment
Fort Greene

Finally, a book about Brooklyn books!

Evan Hughes new history gives as definitive a look at the borough’s literary scene as possible. Until, of course, the next big Brooklyn author emerges. Comment
Books

Brooklyn’s literary legacy — a timeline

And here’s look at the borough’s most-notable literary moments. Comment
Park Slope

Writer Sapphire is back next week with new gem

Fifteen years after “Push,” the writer gives birth to “The Kid” — and a reading at the Brooklyn Public Library on Aug. 15. Comment

July, 2011

Fort Greene

Who needs the great outdoors with this cookbook?

Pick up a copy of “Campfire Cookery” today. Comment
Books

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment
Books

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment
DUMBO

A morality tale, set in DUMBO

JG Thirwell’s new comic book takes a hare-y look at the artsy neighborhood. Comment
Books

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment

June, 2011

Books

Get to sleep, already! Finally, a kid’s book for parents

Akashic Books has just published the most honest children’s book of all time (so honest, that we can’t even print its title!). Comment
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