Emily Elsen, of Four & Twenty Blackbirds, will talk about pie, and you can eat pie. Win/win. via Facebook
As Mr. Show, the cronut and the ramen burger have taught us, there’s nothing people who like food like more than combining foods. The people who run Greenlight Books are no fools, so they’re combining food with books this fall in an orgy of delicious reading that fortunately doesn’t actually involve eating paper from books. But they are hosting a slew of food-based events by partnering up with chefs at Smorgasburg, starting a cookbook club with discounted cookbooks and a series of readings at the store from chefs discussing their cookbooks and handing out samples of food. Looks like you’ll be paying a lot less to eat this fall. (more…)
Patti Smith enraptures the crowd last year. Photo by Julienne Schaer
Sure summer movies and summer concerts are great. But what if you want some culture that doesn’t involve explosions or guitar solos and you want it outdoors? Good news! Brooklyn Bridge Park has your back, thanks to the return of Books Beneath the Bridge, a weekly reading series at Pier 1 of the park. (more…)
4. Not only can you get your cookbook signed at Powerhouse Area, you can also swap cookies with people in attendance. Maybe swap phone numbers too, so you can swap spit. And then keys (Tuesday) (more…)
One day, that first edition of Twilight: Eclipse you own will look just as quaint. via JimBooks
If you’ve got a real book nerd out there that you really love, or really want to convince them to love you, we’ve got the perfect Christmas gift for you to get them. Greenlight Bookstore has launched a First Edition Club, to get signed first editions from their backstock into your waiting hands and climate controlled environments. (more…)
If this competition worked for Greenlight, it could work for you.
Before Kickstarter and the like, you used to have to raise money for your crazy business plan by convincing investors you wouldn’t take their money and run. The Brooklyn Public Library is giving you a chance to learn ye olde business strategies, while also getting $15,000 to get your own business off the ground. And it’s worked for folks so far: previous winners include Bogata Latin Bistro, Brooklyn Creative League, Common Grounds and Greenlight Bookstore. Between now and September, you can enter the library’s PowerUP! Business Plan competition, which involves getting classes on creating business plans, marketing financial projections and doing research, while also connecting to business counselors. They’re offering cash prizes for second, third and fourth place too. Get all the deets here.
5:30pm: in response to recent park slope attacks, s clubs fitness offers free women’s self-defense classes. email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.783.4343 to register. 808 union @ 7th ave, brooklyn. (more…)