Books Are Magic

2016 has been a doozy. Pick a topic and choose your poison—for most people I know, this year has been a wallop. David Bowie! The election! BookCourt. When we found out in early October that BookCourt was going to close at the end of the year, we were truly heartbroken. A neighborhood without an independent bookstore is a body without a heart. And so we’re building a new heart.

Cobble Hill's independent bookstore, owned by Emma and Michael Fusco-Straub.

Books Are Magic | UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden’s raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, half-Jewish, biracial teenager amidst the...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In this highly anticipated sequel to "A Map of the Dark," NYPD detective Lex Cole tracks a missing Stuyvesant grad from Brooklyn whose bright future at Princeton is endangered by...
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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

"Mother Winter," a searing meditation on motherhood, displacement, gender politics and the pursuit of wholeness after shattering loss, is the story of Sophia Shalmiyev’s...
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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

A novel from the designer behind the cover of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” In the shifting desert sands on the outskirts of a Middle Eastern city sits a...
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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

New York, 1993. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Adler, a street-smart, trash-talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts. At turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Anna Brisker is a 29-year-old graduate student in English at Collegiate University who can't seem to finish her dissertation. Her project: an intellectual history of inspiration....
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In this social satire of the highest order, Sam Lipsyte ("The Ask," "Home Land"), the New York Times bestseller and master of the form, reaches new peaks of daring in a novel that...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world — a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure...
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Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series "Broad City," a "poignant, funny, and beautifully unabashed" (Cheryl Strayed) essay collection about love, loss, work, comedy,...
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, "Asymmetry," has been hailed as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, “a brilliant and complex examination...
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Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

One highlight of Julia Turshen's new book "Now & Again" is the collection of recipes for "A Not-Kosher Jewish Christmas," which can be prepared up to one day ahead. Hint:...
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

After years of working hard toward a life more stable than the one she grew up in, Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Author Keith Gessen asks what you owe the place you were born, and what it owes you. When Andrei Kaplan’s older brother Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In her vigorous and moving new book, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes and sinkholes lurk at the edge of...
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Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

With her signature humor and compassion, A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection — exploring our attachments to each other through characters...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Internationally best-selling author and New York Times contributor Pamela Druckerman leads us on a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. A...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In his debut novel, writer and book editor Randall Klein gives us a gripping story that begins when Michael and Paul meet outside the Brooklyn hospital where their wives, Rebecca...
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

From Meg Wolitzer, New York Times-bestselling author of "The Interestings," comes an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship and mentorship, and the...
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Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

718-246-BOOK

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