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We’re Losing BookCourt, but Relief May be in Sight

The news that BookCourt, a superb independent bookstore on Court Street between Pacific and Dean, will, as reported by Gothamist, close on December 31, hit me with a gut punch equivalent to that I suffered with the closing of Capulet’s on Montague in the mid 1980s. I’ve spent many a happy hour browsing in BookCourt, […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Next Sunday, September 18

The eleventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. On Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Monday, August 15) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in partnership with BookCourt will present Eowyn Ivey reading from her latest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World. The event is free; books will be available for purchase and signing. Perhaps this Alaskan writer can bring […]

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Award Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates at St. Francis Friday Evening

Joyce Carol Oates, winner of a National Book Award and author of We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Accursed, will read from her new collection of short fiction, Lovely, Dark, Deep, this Friday evening, October 10 starting at 7:00, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. The stories have been described as ” display[ing]…Oates’s […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Julie Sarkissian Celebrates Publication of First Novel

As reported by the Eagle, neighborhood resident Julie Sarkissian will celebrate the publication of her first novel, Dear Lucy, tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23) evening at BookCourt, 163 Court Street, starting at 7:00. According to the store’s website, the “Docket” includes: “Release Party”; “Reading”; “Audience Q&A”; “Book Signing”; “Live Music”; and “Food & Drinks Served.”

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Brooklyn Heights Horse Racing Writer at Book Court Tonight

Teresa Genaro, Brooklyn Heights resident/horse racing writer, will be speaking at Book Court [163 Court Street] tonight at 7pm. She’s appearing with author Jaimy Gordon, winner of the National Book Award last year for Lord of Misrule. Gernaro interviewed Gordon about her book for Thoroughbred Times.

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Miss Brooklyn Invites You to Celebrate Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and Keelie Sheridan, the reigning Miss Brooklyn, wants you to know that there are events scheduled here in the Borough to mark the occasion. Specifically, there will be a series of exhibitions, readings and discussions of artwork and writing by Brooklyn based women artists and authors. This will start with […]

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Peter Hedges’ Novel, The Heights, Set For March Debut

Novelist, screenwriter, director and actor Peter Hedges, whose studio is on Montague Street, has completed a new novel, The Heights, set in–where else?–Brooklyn Heights. Publishers Weekly reviewer Sandrea Talarico calls it “spellbinding”:

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