This year, New York City’s largest literary event featured more than 300 writers of fiction and nonfiction in panels, readings and other creative performances throughout town. The flagship festival day concluded this event in the heart of Brooklyn Borough Hall with an open market of some 200 independent booksellers and publishers. Despite the turbulences of New York Subway, I couldn’t miss the chance to browse the shelves and tables in an effort to understand the state of literature today.
Brooklyn Book Festival is held every year in September. For updates, follow #bkbf. All festival events are free.
My Discoveries at the Festival
- Archipelago Books, publisher of contemporary & classic world literature
- Literary vinyl records by Bookthug
- Epiphany, a literary journal of contemporary writing
- “Of Cats and Men” book by Sam Kalda
- “I would prefer not to” tote by Melville Books