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After 35 years as one of the crown jewels of Brooklyn’s literary scene, Cobble Hill’s independent bookstore BookCourt will be closing down, as its owners, Henry Zook and Mary Gannett will be retiring at year’s end. The store, which holds both the 161 and 163 Addresses on Court Street, is a place to purchase anything from smaller publishing houses to larger bestsellers, and often houses signings and readings from celebrated national writers and local...
We’re pretty firmly of the mind that no matter how grim things seem in the world at large, life will always be at least kind of OK as long there’s something good to read. And so, lucky for us, even if the last five years have had their ups-and-downs, we’ve always been able to find an escape. Here, then, are the 25 books—all by Brooklyn authors—that have allowed us—and some other notable people in...
Summer is book season, the time of year when there's finally an excuse to lie in the sun and get through that stack of stories you've had your eye on for months. Or just lie in the shade of some pages as you nap. Whatever. This year, there's a bumper crop of good ones to bring with you to the beach or the park or on the way to your grandparents' house. Pack one...
No. 18 Five Books by Brooklyn Authors That We Can’t Wait to Read The Local Lit to Look Out For in 2014 We can get behind the maxim of never judging a book by its cover (well, maybe we can; some books have pretty nice covers!), but we will happily judge people by the books they’re reading. All of which is to say, if we ran across any of you on the subway reading one of these books,...

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