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This neighborhood store, which underwent a mini-financial boom after the publication of Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn (the store sold 1,000 copies in a few weeks), specializes in dignified subway reading. The "magazine section" consists, essentially, of the Believer, Bookforum, and the New York Review of Books. What more could you possibly want?
LIFE.com editor Ben Cosgrove and photo editor Liz Ronk give an oral history of the magazine along with a multimedia presentation of iconic photos a...
A handful of internationally acclaimed crime authors form a panel to discuss and read various works of crime fiction.
The members of BWS come to share the stories they've workshopped through their involvement with the organization.
Estha Weiner first started the Writers Voice class in 2001/2002, catering to burgeoning poets of the city. Now those poets are back to read their w...
In her book Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes—which is having a launch party tonight at Brooklyn’s BookCourt—psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova gives us the training we need to think like the world’s foremost consulting... More »
During his New York City book appearance in September at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, rumors circulated on Twitter that Junot Díaz caused a riot when not everyone could get in to see him read. Yes, Díaz, a 2008 Pulitzer winner for The Brief... More »
British Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh's debut novel Out of It tells the story of Rashid and Iman, twins from Gaza. While Gaza is being bombed, Rashid learns via email that he's found his way out of the turmoil: a scholarship at a London... More »
When Lorin Stein took over the Paris Review in 2010 (as its third editor in 57 years), he immediately addressed the elephant in the room: Was running a literary magazine in the 21st century still a worthy pursuit? In his first editor’s note, he... More »
Wander through the spacious bookstore, with dads pushing babies in strollers and shoppers lounging on a sofa under the skylight, and you'd never guess this place started out at a cozy 600 square feet when it opened in 1981. After Henry Zook and Mary Gannett purchased the flower shop next door in 1996 and converted the greenhouse in back into an event space in 2008, the shop now offers its well-edited selection of books and magazines in more than five times the room. Still very much a... More »
Last fall, we were walking past our favorite independent bookstore, BookCourt, when we stopped and did a double-take. The once-crammed shop in Boerum Hill had doubled in size, adding an extra 1,800 feet, with a new sky-lit ceiling and a large room for hosting the kinds of readings and panel discussions you would never find at the nearby Barnes & Noble. (For instance, on a recent summer evening, the store was packed with hip, young literary types who came to see author and longtime... More »
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