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.

As always, the non-stop total reading action (sponsored by AT &T) will be happening on Mondays at 7pm on the Granite Prospect Steps on Pier 1. Also like last year, this year’s readers are being curated by Freebird Books, Greenlight, powerHouse Arena, Community Bookstore, WORD and BookCourt. Unlike last year? The readers are new, and one of them was Alice Cooper’s bassist. So that’s good! Here’s your complete schedule:

July 6: Freebird Bookstore
Scrabble duel between former executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association John D. Williams Jr. and three time national champion Joe Edley, on a 15′ x 15′ board

July 13: Greenlight Bookstore
Poets Natalie Eilbert, Camoghne Felix, Ross Gay, and Patrick Rosal, hosted by Angel Nafis

July 20: powerHouse Arena
Jamie Attenberg and Kate Bolick read from their latest books

July 27: Community Bookstore

August 3: WORD
An evening of fantasy novels with Naomi Novik and Peter V. Brett

August 10: Bookcourt
Alice Cooper’s bassist, Dennis Dunaway, talks about his book Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! and the glory days of rocking and scaring the crap out of America with Alice Cooper

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