The annual literary event treats lit lovers to books, booze and more.

Brooklyn’s The POWERHOUSE ARENA boasts an interesting selection of curated design and photography books—plus a gallery and more.

This summer, the annual Books Beneath the Bridge series takes six of Brooklyn’s best stores and brings them outside to Brooklyn Bridge Park for author readings.

Washington Heights’ Word Up is a volunteer-run bookstore, which began as a pop up shop hoping to answer the neighborhood’s need for books in 2011.

Crammed into a one-room shop in Crown Heights, newly opened Hullabaloo Books’ shelves reach all the way to the ceiling and are filled with classics and contemporary fiction alike. I visited recently for their monthly reading series Shelf Life, where I saw some of my favorite writers read for a small audience of no more than 20 people.

My mom is a librarian, so I’ve been a complete bookworm since I learned to read. One of my favorite places to find additions to my shelves is The Strand.

Greenpoint’s independent bookstore, Word Brooklyn, is home to an array of literature, author events and friendly staff members.

Want to see a new band, listen to a reading by your favorite author or mingle with book-lovers at a party all while donating to charity? Head to Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe, where you can do all of the above.

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