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Brooklyn Lit Superstars Crawl
Los Angeles has its "Hollywood Stars" tours and I'm sure plenty of people skulk around the West Village hoping to catch a glimpse of Hugh Jackman or someone and I'd even wager a guess that there are a few weirdos who hang out around DUMBO fervently hoping for an Anne Hathaway sighting. To which I say, plebes! All of them. You're better than that, aren't you? You don't want to stalk any old movie star, do you? No, you're in Brooklyn and so you want to see the people who are putting Brooklyn on the map right now. People like Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Martin Amis, Emma Straub, et al. But where do these literary luminaries lurk? The obvious places, really. Coffee shops and bookstores. Now, I don't know what sort of caffeine addicts these people are, so you're on your own there, but I can advise that you check out local bookstores like PowerHouse, BookCourt, and Word to see when people are giving readings. That's your best bet for seeing one of your lit heroes in real life AND supporting local Brooklyn businesses. It's a win/win.
PowerHouse; 37 Main Street, DUMBO
BookCourt; 163 Court Street, Cobble Hill
Word; 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint
I'm not going to give you home addresses! Don't be creepy.