Your Best (Bookish) Week in NYC: June 29th – July 3rd

Posted by Jennifer Morell

(image via Brian Morrell)

Whether you love board games, blogging, or fantastic debut novels, this week offers even more chances to have your best bookish day in New York City. Along with some fab literary events, we’ve also got you covered for food, drinks, and even some shopping. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know where you went.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Start your bookish week with a visit to Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene to celebrate the launch of Naomi Jackson’s debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill.  Set in the 1980s, the novel follows young sisters Dionne and Phaedra when they are sent to live with their grandmother in St. John, Barbados after their mother’s descent into depression. Tiphanie Yanique, who has called the novel, “A book laced with pain but shimmering with hope,” will join Jackson in conversation. Grab some wine and settle down for what’s sure to be an inspiring night.

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Follow the reading with dinner at the nearby Brooklyn Moon Café, at 745 Fulton Street, which specializes in Caribbean American soul food.


Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Mary Pilon will be at the Bryant Park Reading Room to talk about her book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game. Jim Miller, co-author of Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests, will join her in conversation.

42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10018

If all that talk of board games has you excited, then swing by The Compleat Strategist on 11 E 33rd Street.  This hobby shop is dedicated to games and has an abundance of classics, as well as lesser known selections.

When you’ve finished perusing the game selection, grab a drink at Rattle ‘n’ Hum Craft Beer Bar, located just down the street at 14 E 33rd St.


Thursday, July 2, 1015

Blogger Gala Darling will be at WORD Brooklyn to discuss her book, Radical Self Love: A Guide To Loving Yourself And Living Your Dream. Veronica Varlow, the creator of the Danger Dame blog, will join her in conversation.

126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Treat yourself to the famous $10 Lakkris latte at Budin-NYC, located on 114 Greenpoint Avenue, before the reading. They also have a full beverage menu with more moderately priced drinks.

For dinner on 60 Greenpoint Avenue, grab some pizza at Paulie Gee’s. They even have a variety of vegan offerings.



If the weather is nice, make sure you stop by Transmitter Park at Greenpoint Ave and West Street, for great views of Manhattan.
Fun fact: The park is located at the site of WNYC's original AM transmitter towers, which were in use from 1937 to 1990.