Get some new beach reads at the Brokelyn Bookswappers Club!

Poster by Meghan Doherty.

One of the best parts of summer is that it is totally socially acceptable to get away with reading deliciously fluffy, page-turning, guilty pleasure books. After all, when you’re sitting on the beach, it’s just too derned hot to think too hard, which is why we can put away the Proust and Sartre until fall and not feel guilty crushing book after book in the Game of Thrones or Dragon Tattoo series. So let’s share! Join us next Wednesday (Aug. 8) for The Bookswappers Club: Beach Reads edition at Bedford Hill in Bed-Stuy. Not only will you get to mix and mingle among some pulpy paperbacks, we’ve also got drinks specials: $4 beers all night!

Here’s how it works:

You show up with the best books you have lying around that you’ve already read; place them in the book pile, have a few drinks and go back to browse what others have brought. You can take as many books as you bring — it’ll be on the honor system, but as you can see from our last book swap, our readers have great taste. You can RSVP on Facebook here.

What we don’t want: Instruction manuals, dictionaries, language books, Idiot’s Guides, tax reference books, etc. (beach reading is supposed to be fun, people).

What we DO want: Game of Throneses, Hunger Games, Pat Conroy, pulpy thrillers, spy novels, graphic novels, Stephen King, short story collections, really anything that makes for good reading. We’ll even take some Dean Koontzes or 50 Shades of Greys, if you’re not ashamed to admit owning it.

Bonus: we will also accept swaps of any other beach goods you want to bring: coolers, frisbees, towels, suntan lotion, anything you want to pay forward to your fellow brokelynites.

 The swap starts at 8pm at Bedford Hill, 343 Franklin Ave.

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