6 p.m. The Bowery Poetry Club hosts East Village Trivia Night where tour guides from the East Village History Project face off against “some formidable opponents.” At 308 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston Streets, suggested donation is $6.
7:30 p.m. Miss World U.S.A. Lynda Carter will perform: “An Evening with Lynda Carter” in the Read More
Above, Friday night in the East Village outside Plan B, where Farrar, Straus & Giroux and LitMob.com co-hosted a book party for 2666, the highly anticipated new novel from late Chilean author Roberto Bolaño.
Trouble was, no one at FSG thought to make a guest list, so every little culture worker Read More
The New York Times ran an incendiary letter over the weekend, written by a 17-year-old from Birmingham, Ala., named Alec Niedenthal, who wanted to tell the editors of the Sunday Book Review that the future of literature belongs to him. Mr. Niedenthal, who graduated from high school last week and is preparing to attend Read More
THE PLACES: 1. Tea Lounge 2. Press 195 3. Perch Café 4. Ozzie’s 5. Brooklyn Public Library 6. Brooklyn Writers Space 7. 826NYC 8. Brooklyn Reading Works/ Old Stone House 9. Brooklyn Lyceum 10. Prospect Park 11. Pete’s Candy Store 12. Sunny’s 13. Pacific Standard 14. Moe’s 15. Community Bookstore 16. BookCourt 17. Heights Read More
Brooklyn writers are joining the fight against Bruce Ratner’s vision for Atlantic Yards by donating short essays and stories to Brooklyn Was Mine, an anthology compiled by two Vogue senior editors that will benefit Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. The book will be available in stores (mostly in the quaint, tweedy-type joints) near you starting today. Read More
Storied East Village literary haunt KGB Bar is shopping a new paperback fiction anthology to publishers this week, called The Greatest Stories Ever Read, according to literary agent Peter Steinberg, who is representing the book to publishers. The anthology, billed as "a greatest hits collection" of writing that has been read at KGB over the Read More
One of the first times Sloane Crosley made a real friend outside of work after she moved to New York was at a party she threw for the 20th anniversary of Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City in 2004. Ms. Crosley was 26 at the time, and she’d been working as a publicist at Vintage Read More
While John Grisham’s Playing for Pizza and Alice Sebold’s The Almost Moon top the New York Times‘ best sellers list, we’re poking our heads into BookCourt in Cobble Hill to see what Brooklynites are tucking into their totes.
Out in the Manhattan suburb (sorry, it’s true!), where baby strollers, daddy-actor types Read More
Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude and “genre bending” hipster, chose several films for Jonathan Lethem Selects, a month-long film series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. As the 2006/2007 chair of the Friends of BAM board, he chose High and Low, This Sporting Life, La Read More
It was a kind of ritual offering: Told that a neighbor on Riverside Drive was forsaking the Hudson’s boulevard for Brooklyn, a friend of mine bought him two books as a parting gift, a hipster blessing: the Not for Tourists Guide to Whitman’s borough and a copy of Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem.
What if Read More