Booklyn In The Fall

Today the weather was near picture perfect and autumn like with temps in the high 60’s. We took a nice walk up Atlantic Ave. and made our way to the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Book Festival. Located at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, there were tons of booksellers and publishers selling their wares at their booths. There was also a cool non-profit called Booklyn promoting artist books as an art form and educational resource. In addition, there were all day readings and discussions throughout different nearby sites.

We only stayed a short while but sat on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall and listened to some spoken word poetry from young poets of the organization Urban Word.

Later we meandered by the different booths and although we didn’t purchase anything, we saw lots of books that interested us. They included:

The Brooklyn Cyclones: Hardball Dreams and the New Coney Island

by Ben Osborne

Job Hopper: The Checkered Career of a Down-Market Dilletante

by Ayun Halliday

What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty

by John Brockman

The Ten Minute Activist: Easy Ways to Take Back the Planet

by The Mission Collective

Hip: The History

by John Leland

No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late

by Ayun Halliday

Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture

by Trevor Kelley and Leslie Simon

Eat This!: 1,001 Things to Eat Before You Diet

by Ian Jackman

Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O’Reilly

by Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer

Afterwards we walked down Montague Street and grabbed a bite to eat at Chipotle (which was a longtime staple of our diet in Chicago) before browsing the shops. Eventually we arrived at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade where we enjoyed the Fall weather and view of Manhattan.


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