GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE

Greenlight Bookstore is a general independent bookstore in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
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Oh you know, David Byrne just stopped by yesterday to sign copies of his book… @greenlightbklyn
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Greenlight Bookstore’s First Editions Club

The Consumerist has a great article about our new First Editions Club, which you can find here. Ebooks can be convenient and savvy, but nothing beats the thrill of holding your very own first edition of an exciting, new title. What do you guys think?

Read more about our First Editions Club!

Our very own Angel Nafis has published her first book of poetry, BlackGirl Mansion, called “sturdy and untethered” by author Kevin Coval. With words that will make your heart sing and your soul soar, Angel is a literary force that you won’t want to miss. 
Check out her book here. Support indie bookstores and authors!

Our very own Angel Nafis has published her first book of poetry, BlackGirl Mansion, called “sturdy and untethered” by author Kevin Coval. With words that will make your heart sing and your soul soar, Angel is a literary force that you won’t want to miss.

Check out her book here. Support indie bookstores and authors!

Showing off our New York pride! #NYC @greenlightbklyn
Impromptu story time circle in the store. @greenlightbklyn

STAFF PICK (15% off!) - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Miss Jean Brodie is a thoroughly unconventional teacher who selects six pupils at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls to become her disciples. “The Brodie set” learns all the important things - how to look at paintings of naked women without giggling, what Miss Brodie does on her summer holiday, and how to hold up their books so that it appears they are studying in case the headmistress comes around. But most importantly, these girls learn what it means to be an intelligent, independent woman both in her prime and ahead of her time.
See our staff picks page for more about this title!
(Eleanor)

STAFF PICK (15% off!) - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Miss Jean Brodie is a thoroughly unconventional teacher who selects six pupils at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls to become her disciples. “The Brodie set” learns all the important things - how to look at paintings of naked women without giggling, what Miss Brodie does on her summer holiday, and how to hold up their books so that it appears they are studying in case the headmistress comes around. But most importantly, these girls learn what it means to be an intelligent, independent woman both in her prime and ahead of her time.

See our staff picks page for more about this title!

(Eleanor)

slaughterhouse90210:

“Where I’m living is not a storybook world. It’s the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes.” ― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

slaughterhouse90210:

“Where I’m living is not a storybook world. It’s the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes.”
― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

vol1brooklyn:

Today is the release day for Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. We think you should buy at least two copies. 

vol1brooklyn:

Today is the release day for Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. We think you should buy at least two copies. 

@markdanielewski happily signing our stock (which needs new homes btw) @greenlightbklyn
Order a signed copy here!
Someone’s utterly awesome tattoo from our @markdanielewski event last night. @greenlightbklyn
Order a signed copy of The Fifty Year Sword here!
We’re celebrating our third anniversary this weekend! We’re incredibly proud to be a Fort Greene staple, not to mention a place where book lovers from around the world have come to share their stories! Thank you!
mechi-simon:

Books were made to be put IN your head not ON it.

Dang, so that’s why I can’t seem to get through all of these galleys…

mechi-simon:

Books were made to be put IN your head not ON it.

Dang, so that’s why I can’t seem to get through all of these galleys…

(Source: missmechi, via powells)