Turn the page to 2014’s Books Beneath the Bridge

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The Patti Smith appearance from 2012 still pretty much says it all. Photo by Julienne Schaer, via Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn is nothing if not literary, and we also love our parks. So it makes sense we’ve made Brooklyn Bridge Park’s outdoor summer reading series Books Beneath the Bridge successful enough the past two years that it’s coming back for 2014. So we’ve got another year of all your favorite local bookstores hosting readings at the park’s Pier 1 Granite Prospect.

Starting Monday, July 7 and continuing every Monday for six weeks, Freebird Books, Greenlight, powerHouse Arena, Community Bookstore, WORD and BookCourt will each hold a reading, Q and A and book signing outdoors, so that we can enjoy literature and the fresh air at the same time. Each reading will start at 7pm and should provide great views of Manhattan at dusk. Just don’t get to fixated on it, or you’ll miss what Emma Straub or the Morbid Anatomy Museum folks have to say.

July 7: Freebird Bookstore
Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty by Elizabeth Mitchell

July 14: Greenlight Bookstore
Poetry Salon hosted by Angel Nafis featuring Shira Erlichman, Aracelis Girmay Saeed Jones, and Patricia Smith

July 21: powerHouse Arena
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
The Vacationers by Emma Straub

July 28: Community Bookstore Park Slope
A Night with the Morbid Anatomy Museum: Readings from the Morbid Anatomy Anthology featuring Michelle Legro, Colin Dickey, and Evan Michelson.

August 4: WORD Brooklyn
Retelling Tales with Kate Bernheimer and Genevieve Valentine

August 11: BookCourt
Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop: Marie-Helene Bertino, Scott Cheshire, Robin Elizabeth Black, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, Julia Fierro