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Literary Brooklyn: The Book

Literary Brooklyn, written by Evan Hughes, chronicles the writers and artists who made Brooklyn home before Jonathan Lethem did. Today’s Daily News does a write-up of the book, along with the who’s who of Literary Brooklyn Heights: your Truman Capote, W.H. Auden, and the gang at February House. Read all about it here.

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Brooklyn Heights People: Valerie Frankel

Valerie Frankel—author, blogger, journalist—has lived in Brooklyn Heights since 1992, and in that time has watched the neighborhood change dramatically. Which can be both a blessing and a curse. “Where Heights Café is now, there used to be this really old-fashioned, greasy diner, where the underside of the table had an inch worth of gum,” […]

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P.S. 8 Read-a-Thon Kicks Off Tomorrow

Hey! Do you still read? Hope so. But if it’s been awhile, why not get reacquainted all the greats at the P.S. 8 Read-a-Thon, starting October 21 at 5 p.m. at the Court Street Barnes & Noble, and ending November 15 at Galapagos. Book-lovers of all ages will find a way to support the love […]

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Brooklyn Heights People: J. Courtney Sullivan

If J. Courtney Sullivan was particularly giddy on a recent evening at the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar, it could have been because she just learned that her debut novel Commencement, which was published last summer by Knopf and came out in paperback a few weeks ago, hit number 14 on the New York Times Best […]

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Local Author Signing at Book Court

Fans of local children’s book author Darren Farrel will be lining up at Book Court Sunday at 11 a.m. when he signs his latest, Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, a handy summary is after the jump.

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Beecher Book Author Talks Pulitzer

New Haven resident Debby Applegate’s The Most Famous Man in America won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. She talks to LoHud.com about her journey from idea to book to prize. Today, the 2008 winners will be announced. The story of Plymouth Church of the Pilgrim’s Henry Ward Beecher is a must read for any […]

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