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.

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Books Are Magic | UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A razor-sharp collection from Liana Finck ("A Bintel Brief"), the acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist and Instagram sensation whom Vulture recently called “a remarkable young...
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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

There’s no one like Israeli author Etgar Keret. His stories take place at the crossroads of the fantastical, searing, and hilarious. His characters grapple with parenthood and...
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Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Hannah Orenstein's new novel "Love at First Like" is for anyone growing up and settling down in the digital age: Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry shop...
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In Laura Lippman's latest mystery novel, 1966 Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know — everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was...
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, his silky hair, and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Mandy Berman ("Perennials") Tweets that her much-anticipated new novel is about college, sex, Berlin, sentimental novels, Judaism, power dynamics, grief, friendship,...
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Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's "Noonday Demon," Sarah Hepola's "Blackout" and Daniel Smith's "Monkey Mind" comes a gorgeously...
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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead,...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Inspired by a true story, Jennifer Cody Epstein’s 'Wunderland' is an ambitious, multigenerational saga that crosses decades, borders, and warzones. Drawn together by shared...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

With the coming of the Great Flood — the mother of all disasters — only one family was spared, drifting on an endless sea, waiting for the waters to subside. We know the story of...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

After discovering photography as a teenager through her high school's photo club, Lillian rejects her parents' expectations of college and marriage and moves to New York City in...
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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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225 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

718-246-BOOK

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