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Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on May 24, 4:18pm

New York Times bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard stopped by BookCourt to discuss the My Struggle series and his contibution to Esopus Magazine, "On the Value of Literature."

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Mar 14, 3:23pm

Tim Sultan, once a bartender at the famous Sunny's Bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn, spoke at BookCourt for the launch of his new book Sunny's Nights. In his talk at the store, Tim talked about collecting Sunny's stories throughout his time at the bar, hurriedly scrawling notes as the great raconteur and bar-owner Sunny Balzano retold them to friends and eager listeners. Just a few weeks after Tim's appearance where he spoke warmly to a full house, Sunny passed away.

Advanced Reads | Posted by Christien Shangraw on Oct 21, 5:23pm

"I want a house that makes an impression from the street," Eileen tells her realtor. "A house that almost pulls you up into it.

Featured Customer | Posted by Christien Shangraw on Oct 17, 5:51pm

What a coincidence. On the very day we decide to kick off our new BookCourt Blog...

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Oct 16, 5:40pm

Just days after his arrest in Ferguson, MO, Dr. Cornel West delivered a stirring talk at the store on his new book Black Prophetic Fire.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Jun 3, 3:53pm

Garrison Keillor is a Minnesota native living in St. Paul and New York City. He is the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on May 26, 11:15am

Fiona Maazel and Leslie Jamison discuss Graywolf Press and their recent work.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Apr 17, 1:06pm

Phil Klay is a Dartmouth grad and a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He served in Iraq during the Surge and subsequently received an MFA from Hunter College, where he studied with Colum McCann and Peter Carey, and worked as Richard Ford’s research assistant. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Tin House, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Apr 3, 7:03pm

Robert Coover has published fourteen novels, three short story collections, and a collection of plays since The Origin of the Brunists received the The William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award in 1966. Coover has also received awards from the Lannan Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Rea Lifetime Short Story Award.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Mar 10, 4:01pm

Jake Appleman has covered the NBA for eight seasons for Slam Magazine, GQ, Vibe,,, and most recently The New York Times. He lives in New York.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Feb 28, 2:34pm

Sharon Salzberg cofounded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. In addition to Real Happiness, she is the author of eight other books, including the bestsellers Lovingkindness and Faith.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Feb 20, 7:14pm

In his heartbreaking yet hopeful fourth novel, award-winning author Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for illuminating the disquiet of modern American life, captured in the experiences of three memorable characters looking for meaning in distressing times.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Jan 10, 12:50pm


Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Jan 10, 12:29pm

Sara Eckel joined us for a discussion of IT'S NOT YOU: 27 (WRONG) REASONS YOU'RE SINGLE.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Dec 13, 1:15pm

Alice Waters, the iconic food luminary, presents 200 new recipes that share her passion for the many delicious varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that you can cultivate in your own kitchen garden or find at your local farmers’ market.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Dec 6, 12:04pm

Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Nov 22, 12:47pm

2013 National Book Award Winner for Fiction! Combining selected readings with music inspired by and in some cases even sung by the abolitionist John Brown, a key figure in this “wildly entertaining” (People) novel, the band will have you on your feet with their mix of exuberant spirituals and jazz renditions of classic gospel music. With Keith Robinson on guitar, Trevor Extor on bass, Show Tyme Brooks on drums, Adam Faulk on piano, James McBride on saxophone and the whole band on vocals.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Nov 17, 11:42am

The breakout book from a prizewinning young writer: a breathtaking, suspenseful story of one man’s obsessive search to find the truth of another man’s downfall. Nelson’s life is not turning out the way he hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man, his brother has left their South American country, leaving Nelson to care for their widowed mother, and his acting career can’t seem to get off the ground.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Nov 16, 12:20pm

Together with the inspired texts, Solnit and Snedeker show New Orleans as both an imperiled city—by erosion, crime, corruption, and sea level rise—and an ageless city that lives in music as a form of cultural resistance. Compact, lively, and completely original, Unfathomable City takes readers on a tour that will forever change the way they think about place.

Podcast | Posted by Andrew Unger on Nov 15, 11:20am

Luke Barr is an editor at Travel + Leisure magazine. A great-nephew of M.F.K. Fisher, he was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Switzerland, and graduated from Harvard. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two daughters.