09/14/16 3:40pm
Stacks on stacks on stacks. Via Verso Books.

Stacks on stacks on stacks. Via Verso Books.

In the midst of all this political razzmatazz where Hillary is tripping (literally) and Trump is mongering (lying) you know what Brooklyn needs? Socialism! Or at least a jolt of philosophical thought from the mother of all leftist political book-sellers, Brooklyn’s Verso Books, which is holding a huge 50 percent-off sale right now. You can get books that are 100+ pages of feminist thought, social critique and architectural analysis for as low as $5. Are we lighting your liberal arts souls on fire yet? (more…)

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People at last year’s book sale looking for good books to give a good home to. via Facebook

If there’s one thing I envy about Christianity, it’s that churches know how to party. After seeing a thrift store underneath one, a pop-up restaurant inside another one and an NYU dorm disguised as one, and I’m officially jealous. And starting Thursday night, the Park Slope Methodist Church’s annual book sale is all set to be another must-attend event for socialites, Brooklynites, and neophytes alike—not to mention people who still read hard-copy books. (more…)

Books on books on books. via Flickr user Promo Madrid

Books on books on books. via Flickr user Promo Madrid

Brooklyn has no shortage of great, independent stores to shop for books, but those stores don’t have  everything. For instance, you probably can’t go home with a Jack Kerouac first edition and a DVD copy of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie by shopping in one place. Not all the time anyway. But this weekend, at the Annual Book and Media Sale at the Park Slope Methodist Church, you just may be able to find both of those things. (more…)

Powerhouse, Dumbo’s purveyor of great free events and fun parties, likes to shake out some of its inventory at the end of every summer. The bookstore is back with its annual huge summer sale, which promises “deep discounts” on fiction, non-fiction, kids books and select titles. Last year’s sale featured books at up to 90 percent off and loads of others for $2-$10. The sale is on now through Sept. 3! (more…)

The end is nigh. via Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.

“The End is Near!” or so says a sign taped to the outside of the Atlantic Book Shop, next to a silhouette of a man with a gun to his head. Beneath that: “30 percent off everything.” The store, once the famous 12th Street Books of Manhattan, is closing its doors at the end of this month. Tucked between Sahadi’s and Key Food on Atlantic Avenue, the store has all the hallmarks of a classic: impossibly tall shelves, claustrophobic aisles, and, to the newcomer, what seems like a secret room not visible from the front. (more…)