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December, 2011

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

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

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comments (2)

November, 2011

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

Books: The acclaimed illustrator has, unlike Ahab, succeeded in his quest to land the great whale. Comments (1)

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Finally! The real story behind the Brooklyn Bridge

Books: A new book explores the family legacy of the Great Bridge. Comments (2)

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

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

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

Books: It’s all part of “Make Mine a Double,” a reading next week. Comments (2)

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

Books: Get inside — really inside — some hot sandwiches! Comments (1)

The poet laureate processes 9-11

Books: Tina Chang is back with a new book about the horror and aftermath of Sept. 11. Comments (3)

The way we were! Carroll Gardens native recalls the ‘hood in funny new book

Books: Depending on whom you ask, Brooklyn in the 1980s was either a violent, dirty, cesspool, or a wonderland filled with hilarious characters. For author John Khoury, it was both. Comments (102)

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

Books: This is an event not to be missed (burp). Comments (1)

October, 2011

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

Books: Don’t be bitter — but buy some bitters! And enjoy our two recipes! Comments (1)

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

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

John Hodgman is big — bigger than Paul Rudd, even

Books: The best-selling triologist of entirely fabricated facts is back with a new book — and all of Hollywood in his sway. Comments (2)

Cheesy goodness! Tasty toasty sandwiches are taking over town

Books: Melted cheddar on toast is back and better than ever, baby! Comment

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

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

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

Books: Cecily von Ziegesar is coming to BookCourt with a novel — and this time, her “Gossip Girl” characters are real killers. Comments (1)

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

Books: 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.” Comments (1)

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

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

‘Onion’ wry! ‘Finest News Source’ turns its rapier wit to sports

Books: Finally, an event for both sports fans and sports haters. Comment

Some fine sports headlines from the Onion

Books: Onion head writer Seth Reiss gave us his five favorite sports headlines from the world’s finest news source. Comment

September, 2011

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of Greenlight and Word — plus a special guest! — give us their hot books of the week. Comments (1)

Enjoy our awesome Brooklyn Book Festival slide show!

Awesome: Lions and tigers and Marty, oh my! Comment

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

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

Book smarts! Greenlight Bookstore expands, defying print obituaries

Books: It’s the tale of the little book store that could. Comments (6)

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

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

August, 2011

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

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

This writer is appealing to a flier power

Books: Marianne Soberanis wrote a book — now she’s telling everyone by plastering the the whole neighborhood. Comments (9)

Dog daze! ‘Hipster Puppies’ invade DUMBO

Books: 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. Comments (3)

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

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

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

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

Finally, a book about Brooklyn books!

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. Comments (3)

Brooklyn’s literary legacy — a timeline

Books: And here’s look at the borough’s most-notable literary moments. Comments (2)

Writer Sapphire is back next week with new gem

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

‘Magic’ man! Lev Grossman’s sequel is another great trick

Books: The characters in “The Magicians” return after five years. Comment

July, 2011

Who needs the great outdoors with this cookbook?

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

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

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

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

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comments (1)

A morality tale, set in DUMBO

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

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

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comments (1)

June, 2011

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

Books: Akashic Books has just published the most honest children’s book of all time (so honest, that we can’t even print its title!). Comments (6)

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

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comments (1)

Here they are — your Brooklyn Book Festival authors

Books: Marty’s book festival lineup is released, and it’s award-winning. Comments (2)

The full book-fest lineup

Books: Whitehead and Chau and Hodgman — oh, my! Comment

The ‘Maine’ event — a new book from Sullivan

Books: And it’s the must read this summer — even at 400 pages! Comment

Meet Alina Simone, the accidental writer

Books: Unpublished novelists, prepare to get jealous. Comments (2)

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

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

May, 2011

Hustvedt’s comic ‘Summer without Men’

Books: The Park Slope novelist has fun with her character’s abject sadness. Comment

Great weekend reads from our bookworms

Books: Word Bookshop, Greenlight and The BookMark Shoppe offer this week’s picks. Comment

Dyker’s ‘Boulevard’ of bookstore dreams

Books: Don your party hats — Boulevard Books is having a birthday bash. Comment

Smartmom’s ‘Edgy Moms’ reading is the flipside of Mother’s Day

Books: This is for all you moms who are more Peg Bundy than Carol Brady. Comments (3)

Funny girl Sloane Crosley comes to BookCourt on May 12

Books: The humor essayist talks about Lisbon clowns, kleptomaniac roommates and haunted apartments in ‘How Did You Get This Number.’ Comment

Great weekend reads from our bookworms

Books: Word Bookshop, Greenlight and The BookMark Shoppe offer this week’s picks. Comment

April, 2011

Pulitzer call interrupts Egan’s lunch at Olea!

Books: The salad will have to wait, as Fort Greene writer’s ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’ becomes one for the ages. Comments (4)

Weekend reads from our bookworms

Books: Word Bookshop, Greenlight and The BookMark Shoppe offer this week’s picks. Comment

Weekend reads from our bookworms

Books: Word Bookshop, Greenlight and The BookMark Shoppe offer this week’s picks. Comment

Dis a Vowell? Never when the writer is this good

Books: Sarah Vowell will rock your world at the Brookyn Public Library on Sunday Comments (2)

March, 2011

Ready, set, pitch! Got a book idea? Head to this speed-publishing event

Books: Book ideas are like belly buttons — everyone has one. But not everyone knows how to make a solid book pitch — so thankfully, there is Pitchapoalooza at Greenlight Bookstore. Comments (2)

Jennifer Egan is still talking about her book, ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’

Books: Well, good for her — and us! — it just won an award from the National Book Critics Circle (beating Franzen!). Comments (2)

Novelist Ben Dolnick is back with a new coming-of-age tale

Books: And he’s coming to Greenlight Books on March 24. Comment

Checkin’ in with … comic writer Jane Borden

Checkin’ in with: The new “It” girl of Brooklyn literature chats with our “It” reporter. Comments (1)

Checkin’ in with … comedy writer Mike Sacks

Checkin’ in with: Another interview — and breakfast — with a great Park Slope writer. Comments (2)

The roots of gentrification — it’s all in this new book

Books: Why do people hate Park Slope? The answer to that question goes back to World War II. Find out on March 14. Comments (4)

British book night at BookCourt on March 10

Books: Check out Jonathan Coe and Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) next week. Comments (1)

Stuff it! Hey, Brooklyn — this lady says you don’t know a thing about taxidermy!

Books: Sure, there are stuff animal shows all over the place, but Melissa Milgrom wants you to know about the real deal. Comment

February, 2011

Jonathan Lethem has a beef with Brooklyn (you got a problem wit dat?)

Books: Uh, yeah, we do. And so do plenty of literary types. Comments (8)

Brooklyn’s ‘Bard’ speaks about the betrayal!

Books: After Jonathan Lethem, the Bard of Boerum Hill but now a Californian, dissed his hometown in a recent LA Times piece, we reached out to him to find out how it felt to have his betrayal of Brooklyn be compared — and not favorably! — to the Dodgers. Lethem graciously obliged us with this rich, sprawling prose. Enjoy. Comment

Think you know sex? The Victorians were even better at it

Books: Lust, pornography, homosexuality and even sex position manuals were all popular in the old days. Comments (1)

January, 2011

Comediennes take center stage at Word Bookshop next week

Books: Three comics headline a night of laughter by women, but for everyone. Comment

‘Swamp’ thing! Catch hot writer Russell’s gator-filled escapism on Feb. 2

Books: A New Yorker magazine “20 under 40” writer hits Book Court next week. Comment

Confucius says — read this graphic novel about Vietnam’s lingering personal legacy

Books: A jibe from the great philosopher kicked GB Tran into finally writing about his family’s torturous Vietnam War past. Comment

‘Married’ to it! Emma Straub’s new book is a hit

Books: And she’s reading from it next week at BookCourt. Comments (2)

Meet the new ‘Noir’!

Books: Edwidge Danticat edits “Haiti Noir.” Comment

Fort Greene is the star of this show

Books: Historian Francis Morrone explores a new corner of the borough next week at Greenlight Bookshop. Comment