Forget having to hop on the L to trek to your favorite bookstore—well, for a few weeks at least. Beloved East Village book-haven The Strand will open a pop-up shop at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg this spring.
Someone is totally in the dog house for giving this Judy Blume book away. Spotted all over Greenpoint: I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of Green & Franklin. This book is extremely important to my wife. It was a keepsake from her mother and is […]
It’s all going down at our favorite north Brooklyn bookstore The Word. It’s free, but you can RSVP on their Facebook page: On April 8 at 7 p.m., we’ll host a release party for the new issue at WORD Books, located at 126 Franklin St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Our friends at Bushwick Daily just released a collection of short stories, Bushwick Nightz. Tonight they’re throwing a party to celebrate: In 12 original, honest, brutal and completely self-aware stories, you’ll explore the bright and dark moments of all that occurs here from drug deals, to gallery shows, drinking, sex, Zagat-rated meals, gentrification and trying […]
Ms Dunham sent it out on Instagram yesterday and, well, we love it. Hopefully it will be better than the current season of Girls, which frankly is boring the hell out of us. (We’re enjoying the much funnier Broad City!) Random House will publish Not That Kind of Girl on October 7 and it better […]
Statistically, at least according to an informal survey of bar patrons I conducted last weekend, Williamsburg and Bushwick are home to more musicians than most other parts of the city. Which should mean that all of us are more than familiar with the tired trope of the struggling musician who’s just waiting to be signed: […]
Should be an interesting night at our favorite bookstore, Word: Literature lovers promise to pour out of WORD Bookstore next week, when award-winning British author Zadie Smith comes for a visit. Smith, a prolific writer renowned for her best-selling book White Teeth, will present her new novel NW and speak along with author Hari Kunsru […]
Remember when Williamsburg was “undiscovered,” hipster-free, and gritty? Do you remember Kokies? Robert Anasi does and vividly chronicles turn-of-the-century Williamsburg in his new book The Last Bohemia with a wit and charm that never descends into mere nostalgia. Documenting Williamsburg’s arresting transformation from grit to glitz, Anasi’s book is a vivacious celebration of New York’s […]
Tonight the Booklyn Artists Alliance (note no r) will be holding a shindig at Spike Hill: featuring an exciting auction of fabulous eccentric artworks, readings, music, giveaways, and general good times to celebrate Booklyn artists and the completion of the cataloging of the First Booklyn Decade Archive. It’s free, and there may actually be literate […]
Unless you have a review copy or grabbed the leak on Amazon you’re going to have to wait until Tuesday to read the new Jonathan Franzen. Thankfully, The New Yorker has a sneak peak of the first two chapters. If you’re jealous of President Obama for getting his hands on an advance copy of Jonathan […]