Brooklyn Celebrates Books: 2015

Photo by: Navdeep Singh Dhillon
Photo by: Navdeep Singh Dhillon

It has been ten years since Brooklyn launched its week-long festival of books, books and more books, with this year’s installment commencing on Sunday, September 20 at 10am.

However, a week is simply not enough to get in all the great activities, so there will be unofficial events taking place all this week as a lead up to the actual festival itself.

  • Wednesday, September 16: Saul Williams, CNN’s “poet laureate of hip-hop” is having a book launch at the Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street; 7pm-9pm.
  • Thursday, September 17: “Big Bang Theory’s” adorable doctor of astrophysics, has written a book in real life. Kunal Nayyar will talk about his new book “Yes My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You” at Barns & Noble at Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, Manhattan, at 7pm.
  • Friday, September 18: Brooklyn Indie Party, a place to rub elbows and share a toast with some of Brooklyn’s most literary residents. Johnny Temple will be the DJ at Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street at 7:30pm.
  • Saturday, September 19: The Brooklyn Public Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza will play host to an interpretive reading of “Alice in Wonderland” on the 150th anniversary of this classic children’s book. The Lewis Carroll Society of North America will be in costume to take on the beloved characters who attended the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. 11am.

On Sunday the real Brooklyn Book Festival begins. For more information go to the Festival’s official web site.


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