• Rachel Urquhart in conversation with Elissa Schappell

    In The Visionist, against the backdrop of a cold, unforgiving New England winter, Rachel Urquhart portrays an 1840s Shaker community in the midst of a religious revival that has teenage girls falling into trances and speaking in tongues. In conversation with novelist and editor Elissa Schappell. …

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  • Adelphi University Presents Literary Encounters: A Conversation Series Jamaica Kincaid in conversation with Lauren K. Alleyne

    Join us for the launch of Adelphi University’s Literary Encounters series, which features two literary professionals at different places in their careers showcasing their talents, perspectives, and approaches to their work. The first conversation, in partnership with Sackett Street Workshop and …

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  • Brooklyn By the Book: Katherine Boo In Conversation with Amy Waldman

    Katherine Boo marks the paperback debut of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, her Pulitzer-Prize winning chronicle of children and families struggling to survive in Mumbai’s slums. In conversation with Amy Waldman, author of The Submission. Reservations …

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  • Two-Book Minimum

    Dan Wilbur and Ross Hyzer welcome some of their favorite fellow writer-comedians into a closed bookshop for a free night of stand-up, stories, and a few drunken ramblings about their favorite books.

  • Brooklyn Zine Fest

    BHS is home to a full weekend of Zines – self-published magazines by independent writers, artists, and publishers from Brooklyn and beyond. It’s the place to connect with your favorite creative, independent, and talented voices. Over 100 exhibitors present plus panel talks. Organized by Matt …

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  • On the Essay

    Join us for a discussion about the essay and its many forms, with essayists Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams; Jessica Hendry Nelson, author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions; and Valeria Luiselli, author of Sidewalks. Moderated by writer and Community Bookstore Events Coordinator,…

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