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Update on Book Festival

All scheduled activities for today’s Brooklyn Book Festival — see here — will be held indoors, except for the Literary Marketplace, which has been cancelled because of forecast high winds. You can still support participants in the Literary Marketplace by purchasing on line. (Official BKBF Poster by Johnnie Christmas courtesy @bkbookfest at Instagram.)

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Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day on Sat., Oct. 1, Festival Day on Sun., Oct. 2

The Brooklyn Book Festival is a can’t miss, best of Brooklyn, why we live here, what’s not to like, fun for all, books are not dead, no they’re magic! annual event that has something for everyone. Here are just a few highlights from the many planned events. Jazzed and Poetic Sunday, Oct. 2, 10:00 a.m., […]

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St. Ann’s School Dumps Hundreds of Books On Clinton Street

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or so the adage goes. It started with a late-afternoon post to Buy Nothing Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo/Vinegar Hill. St. Ann’s School had just dumped hundreds of books in the trash. “Curb Alert: Close to 40 Clinton by the parking garage at 3:50pm Tuesday…Hundreds of books. So many good ones.” The post fomented […]

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BOOKS ARE MAGIC Coming to Montague St.!!!

Books Are Magic, the second coming, is opening on Montague St.! Owner Emma Straub announced via social media today that the wildly popular Cobble Hill book shop is opening a second location at 122 Montague St. (between Kiehl’s and Haagan-Dazs). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Books Are Magic (@booksaremagicbk) You might remember […]

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“Hybrid” Brooklyn Book Festival Underway

The main events of this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival take place this coming weekend. This year’s Festival is “Hybrid,” with many events in person and many on-line. Children’s Day is Saturday, October 2; schedule and locations here. The main event, and Literary Marketplace (see photo) will be on Sunday, October 3; schedule and locations here. There are “Bookends” events taking […]

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Three Public Art Installations at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has three public art installations, two already in place and lasting into September, and one about to open and in place until April of next year. All are in the former Empire Fulton Ferry State Park section, a short walk down the hill. We, Women (photo) is “the largest social impact photography […]

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