BookCourt was established as an independent neighborhood bookstore in the Fall of 1981. 30+ years later, it's Brooklyn's family-run, literary mainstay, offering an expansive inventory, the most competitive book discounts in NYC, and one of the top events series in the country. In 2012, The Village Voice hailed BookCourt as Best Bookstore 2012.
The goal has always been to provide our customers with a wide variety of titles including many university and small press books, along with genuine customer service, seldom found online or at any corporate model bookstore.
The Owners in 1981
Our staff are the most dedicated, knowledgeable booksellers in NYC, who thrive on discussing, recommending, and pairing customers with the right books, and developing solid customer servcice relationships.
Mary Gannett (Owner & Buyer)
Henry Zook (Owner & Buyer)
Thomas Jory (Finance)
Chad Bunning (GM / Human Resources)
Nikkitha Bakshani (Bookseller)
Bonnie Chau (Bookseller)
Stephen Gambello (Bookseller)
Sam Gold (Bookseller)
Marissa Levien (Bookseller)
Isabel Parkey (Book Club Host)
Peter Schmitz (Bookseller)
Christien Shangraw (Senior Manager)
John Sherman (Bookseller)
Sophie Steward (Bookseller)
Ryan Strong (Bookseller / Inventory)
Glenn Tranter (Bookseller)
Andrew Unger (Manager / Event Coordinator)
Lauren Wallach (Manager / Kids & YA Events)