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January, 2015

A special feature from our pals at NYU: Coney Island’s letters man

Books: Here is the winner of a competition pitting students from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute against one another to see who could write the best preview of a new book about Coney Island. Comment

December, 2014

Books: The Brooklyn literary scene is circling the wagons around one of its own, the Crown Heights poet and professor accused of trying to attack police on the Brooklyn Bridge during an anti-police-brutality protest on Saturday night. Comments (16)
Books: We won’t sugarcoat it. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment

Making the Bard of Brooklyn work for his byline

Books: We give Walt Whitman feedback on his long-lost poem. Comment

Punk’s not dead! Music writer revives ’80s hardcore scene in Dumbo

Books: Get out your Doc Martens and your reading glasses. Comment

Uncover rare and vintage titles at this Park Slope book fair

Books: What is better than receiving a new book for Christmas? Getting an old book! Comment

November, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment
Books: She is not only the hero Gotham deserves, but she is also the one it needs right now. Comments (1)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment

Great Gil Scott! P’Slope author pens bio of legendary poet

Books: This reading will not be televised. Comment

B is for book fair! Brooklyn Museum to host 30 children’s authors

Books: Move over, Alphabet City! Comment

Legendary Mad mag illustrator comes to Brooklyn comics fest

Books: They’re bringing Al Jaffee into the fold! Comment

October, 2014

Go on a guided walking tour of H.P. Lovecraft’s life in Brooklyn

Books: Call it the crawl of Cthulu. Comments (6)

Author explains why his family fled Greenpoint

Books: Spoiler — it involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comments (1)

You’re making grilled cheese all wrong!

Books: Get ready for a chewed awakening from a new book of unconventional ideas to make conventional dishes even tastier. Comments (2)

Yo! Magnetic Fields frontman pens book on two-letter Scrabble words

Books: Good Scrabble words come in small packages. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comments (1)

September, 2014

Novel paints complex picture of artists in 1930s Paris

February Houses: Paris is yearning. Comment

Critical lit! Downtown author conjurs up book on ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

Books: Will you roll the dice on this book launch? Comment

Page master: Our expert guide to the Brooklyn Book Festival

Books: Book this in to your schedule now! Comments (2)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment
Books: You don’t need to don a tux for this penguin party! Comment

Background stories: F’Greene-published short story collection digs up the past

February Houses: Regrets? They’ve had a few — and it makes for great reading! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment

OkCupid founder pens book on the data of dating

Books: Williamsburg resident Christian Rudder on love in the time of Instagram. Comments (1)
Books: Roses are red, violets are blue, television can inspire high-brow art, too. Comments (2)

August, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment

Salman Rushdie to help launch debut novel from B’Heights author

Books: She is going live with a little help from her friend. Comment

Talent on the Greene! Lit fest brings together pros and proteges

Books: Move over Richard Wright and Walt Whitman — a new generation of literary stars are coming to claim Fort Greene Park. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for some light summer reading. Comment

Local author explains ‘Whatever Happened to the Metric System?’

Books: This book sounds like kilograms of fun! Comments (13)

July, 2014

Me-Yow! Rocker David Yow releases book of cat pictures

Books: The legendary Jesus Lizard frontman is part punk, park cat lady. Comments (1)

High-caliber epistles: A philosopher tackles two men of letters

February Houses: A new tome published by Brooklyn’s Punctum Books offers a commentary on missives between two French philosophers. Comments (1)

Marine life: Author pens book on childhood in M’Park

Books: Bay Ridge had Hubert Selby, Jr., Boerum Hill has Jonathan Lethem — and now, Marine Park has Mark Chiusano. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Clinton Hill doc’s new book explains the ‘Truman Show Delusion’

Books: Ever feel like your life is a TV show? You are not alone. Comments (2)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Chuck Klosterman talks Batman, Brooklyn, and BoCoCa

Books: The famed Boerum Hill writer will be at Book Court on July 7 for a book reading he promises will involve very little actual reading. Comment

Spinning the story: Cobble Hill author chronicles rare record collectors

Books: This book is the vinyl word on lovers of 78 RPM records. Comment
Books: This book has some serious subterranean artwork views. Comments (7)

June, 2014

Novel set in swingers club is about more than just sex (but also that)

February Houses: Is there a subject more inexhaustibly interesting than the sex lives of the sexually inexhaustible? Comments (3)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comments (2)
Boro of Nerds: Wherefore art thou Leia? Comments (1)

Knockout queens! B’Heights author pens history of women’s boxing

Books: Women have been boxing for 300 years, and what do they get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! Comment

Driving the plot: Brooklyn author pens novel about crime-solving cabbie

Books: This writer is no hack — but his main character is. Comments (1)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Words of ages: Fans to celebrate Walt Whitman at marathon reading

Books: They’re celebrating themselves — and one of Brooklyn’s greatest poets. Comments (1)

May, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Walk back through knish-tory with this food historian

Books: Former Brooklyn Paper contributor and persistent knish buff Laura Silver has penned a book about her beloved pastry. Comments (10)

A long, deranged trip it was

February Houses: The far-off setting is all the same to the self-involved characters in this novel from Williamsburg publisher Autonomedia. Comments (1)
Books: Ava Chin is after feast of mind. Comments (1)

Switching gears! Other ways to exercise your library card

Books: Brooklyn’s criminal past is not the only option for a Bike the Branches tour. The library’s Brooklyn Collection helped prepare 12 different routes that focus on different aspects of the borough’s past and alcohol-soaked present. Our panel of expert recommenders picked a basketful so you do not have to. Comment
Books: Kids need books, not jail, the author argues. Comments (3)
Books: A newlywed Brooklyn couple saved a truck-load on beer by making it themselves and are now trying to spread the suds love with an ice-cold, refreshing cookbook. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

April, 2014

On the front lines of fermentation: Brooklyn book details the battle of craft beer

Books: Brooklyn Brewery founder and former war corresspondant Steve Hindy is writing about a whole different battlefield these days. Comments (4)
Books: The borough’s annual symposium of independent, DIY books and magazines is looking lurid this year, with the inclusion of a photospread publication that celebrates women in all their glory. Comments (4)

Food fight! Cookbook authors face off live on stage at Food Book Fair slam

Books: A battle of words is cooking in Brooklyn. Comment

A very novel novel: Dumbo-published thriller penned by anonymous author collective

February Houses: This historical thriller offers an intriguing look at some fresh fictional possibilities. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Burn before reading: Bay Ridge fire investigator pens hot new novel

Books: Author Shelley Reuben both solves and writes mysteries. Comment

A chilling read: Quirky P’Heights ice cream parlor releases cookbook

Books: Get the inside scoop on Ample Hills Creamery’s madcap flavors. Comments (5)

NYC etiquette master talks being on your best Brooklyn behavior

Books: Manners-minded artist Nathan Pyle on borough driving habits and nagivating the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (11)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment
Boro of Nerds: You shall not pass — if you cannot spell, that is. Comment

March, 2014

Pot-er Familias: P’Slope journalist writes book about his dope-smuggling dad

Books: Take your kid to work day? Fuhgeddaboudit! Comment

Cooking the book: Chef-turned-author writes novel on life in the kitchen

Books: The pen is mightier than the carving knife. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Soul man: Fort Greene author Nelson George on ‘Soul Train’ and gentrification

Books: Nelson George, one of the preeminent critics of African-American pop culture, discusses his new book, and Spike Lee’s comments about Fort Greene. Comments (1)

The dictator rises again: Dumbo publisher resurrects weighty Latin American lit

February Houses: “Reasons of State,” Alejo Carpentier’s massive novel of Latin American politics, brings us first-person close to the life and times of a brutal dictator in the early 1900s. Comments (1)
Books: You have seen the famous photos — now see photos of where they were developed. Comments (2)

Cue the laugh track: Kensington author pens book on sitcoms

Books: This guy knows his “Girls” from his “Golden Girls.” Comments (1)
Books: Most people make their margaritas with crushed ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Alison Kave serves hers fresh from the oven with a buttery crust. Comments (2)

Major League ladies: Book launch celebrates female baseball writers

Books: The ladies had won it. With pen and pad they’d done it — they’re talkin’ baseball. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Randy reading: Literary series comes to Park Slope sex shop

Books: The reading series is both sexual and textual. Comments (2)

Coming soon: The pie-brary

Books: Book lovers flocking to the Central Library will soon be able to purchase some treats to keep their literary flights of fancy aloft when a Gowanus pie shop opens an outpost in the lobby. Comments (10)

Spaced out: P’Slope author writes crime thriller about Nigerian space program

Books: When Deji Olukotun combined his two careers of law and literature, he came up with a novel that is out of this world. Comments (7)

February, 2014

Book revue: Comedians take literature low-brow

Books: Here is a new twist on spending Friday night in with a good book. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Do the write thing: Rosie Perez reveals traumatic childhood in new memoir

Books: The Brooklyn-born and bred actress reveals her difficult upbringing in Bushwick and an upstate New York orphanage. Comments (14)

Little book of horrors: ‘Murder’ is brimming with bad news

February Houses: The title of the book gives away the plot. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Chisholm-ed in stone: New book celebrates first black congresswoman

Books: If Brooklyn College professor Barbara Winslow has her way, Shirley Chisholm will soon be a household name. Comment

An entire book about the Nets’ first season in Brooklyn

Books: Sports writer Jake Appleman explains how he filled 256 pages with a single season of basketball. Comments (4)

January, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Former child soldier pens book on life after warfare

Books: Brooklyn novelist Ishmael Beah was once a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Now he is working to spread a message of peace through his books. Comments (2)

Lit legend Joyce Carol Oates launches new novel in Dumbo

Books: The prolific author will read from her new novel, “Carthage,” at the powerHouse Arena on Jan. 22. Comment

Reporter co-opts the grocery aisle

Books: An investigative reporter and Park Slope Food Co-op vet will bring his four-year exploration into the processed food industry to the grocery store on Jan. 17. Comments (1)

‘A Long Day in November’ is a young adult book for everyone

February Houses: This locally-published novel has a lot to offer readers of any age. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

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