12/09/15 10:50am
Saga is an especially great gift to massage the egos of freelancers who love to read

Saga is an especially great gift to massage the egos of freelancers who love to read

Got yourself a friend who’d rather curl up with a good book than come out with you on a drunken adventure? Everyone’s got one, and while you might sometimes worry that their social tendencies lean more towards agoraphobia than a genuine love of literature, you shouldn’t just give them anti-axiety meds for Christmas. That’s rude. Instead, take the advice of these brilliant literati who were nice enough to suggest a few gifts that will make a book worm happy when you hand it to him. (more…)

11/16/15 9:10am
How did Malcolm X influence Brooklyn beyond making beards look good? Find out tonight! via Wikipedia

How did Malcolm X influence Brooklyn beyond making beards look good? Find out tonight! via Wikipedia

So, here we are, another Monday. Exciting stuff. No wait, exciting isn’t the word, unless you’ve got some anxiety to start your week and then it’s not really the good exciting. Anyway, don’t think about the fact that it’s the beginning of the week, that’s kind of a downer. Instead, turn to the Brokelyn Events Calendar, which has a bunch of fun stuff on it that will help you forget about the fact that it’s Monday. (more…)

Was Hank Scorpio a Scorpio? No one ever said he wasn't

Was Hank Scorpio a Scorpio? No one ever said he wasn’t

Well everyone, time to shake off the weekend cobwebs and get your ass back to work. And then after that, stare at the clock until the day is over and think about what you’re gonna do once you’re finally not working again. After all, just because it’s Monday doesn’t mean you have to pretend to be productive. Instead check out these picks from the Brokelyn Events Calendar and dream of not working. (more…)

11/04/15 9:17am
Just don't show up late, like you used to in high school

Just don’t show up late, like you used to in high school

It keeps being nice out, so you should really consider stopping with the “Oh but it’s dark at 2:30″ moaning and just enjoy as much 70 degree weather as you can. The easiest way to do that is to do one of these things I found for you on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. Once it’s dark and cold at the same time, then we can all really start the complaining. (more…)

11/03/15 10:25am
Coming soon to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. via Facebook

Coming soon to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. via Facebook

After six years in just one location in Fort Greene, Greenlight Bookstore is stretching out and heading east, announcing today that they would be opening a new location in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens sometime next year. The expansion will see the bookstore open in a 2,1000 square foot space and follows Greenlight running a pop-up store in Prospect-Lefferts’ Play Kids this fall. Unlike the pop-up store though, this second location will offer books for everyone from kids to adults to kidults. (more…)

Party like a book, party like a bookstore

Party like a book, party like a bookstore

Friday’s finally here, which means Sunday’s just a hop-skip away. But don’t turn your brain off just yet: you’ll need it for all the literary schmoozing you’ll be doing at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday! We’ve already rounded up the best of the festival, and told you about great bars for reading in. Now, it’s time to tell you how to party like the true liberal arts college graduate that you are, or might have been.

Greenlight Bookstore is kicking off the festival with a “Brooklyn-sized” bash tonight. Considering the size of the borough, we’re pretty sure that means big. And if you’re the kind of discerning individual who prefer dancing among like-minded intellectuals, then this is definitely your scene.  (more…)

07/13/15 2:20pm
First question: Do they or do they not want scrubs?

First question: Do they or do they not want scrubs?

Things you’d like to be doing at the moment: sitting on the beach, drinking frosty beverages, eyeing cuties who walk by. You can’t do that because it’s Monday so that means you have to work. Unless you’re on vacation or work retail and have the day off, in which case get outside it’s nice out. For the rest of you, we’ve at least got some good things for you to do tonight, courtesy of the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

06/23/15 10:50am
books beneath the bridge

What a view for some words. Photo by Etienne Frossard, vis Brooklyn Bridge Park

Outdoor summer stuff, there’s so much of it! You’ve got your free concerts, your more free concerts, your free movies, your more free movies, your many locations to drink yourself numb under the stars. What about people who love to read though? Hey great news, you haven’t been forgotten, because Books Beneath the Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s free outdoor reading series, is back with another lineup curated by all of your favorite local book stores. (more…)

Volunteer and get rewarded in discounted books from an iconic Brooklyn staple. Win-win. (via Flickr user dwwebber)

Volunteer and get rewarded in discounted books from an iconic Brooklyn staple. Win-win. (via Flickr user dwwebber)

We love Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton Street) for their great selection and community involvement, so it comes as little surprise they are offering an awesome volunteer opportunity that will get  you a discount on holiday book shopping when you help out with gift wrapping — for a good cause.  (more…)

07/10/14 9:35am
greenlight bookstore

It’s like this, but coming out of your computer. via Facebook

People love books, or at least they like to tell you they do at parties. People also love podcasts, they usually don’t even fake that one. So, beloved Fort Greene shop Greenlight Bookstore decided to combine those two things that people love into one thing we should wind up loving, with their own podcast, The Greenlight Bookstore Radio Hour. The good news? Listening to it is free. The also good news? Every show comes with a discount code for 15% off Greenlight’s online store. Suck on that, Amazon. (more…)