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We always feel super cool on the subway when we open our book and take out our Greenlight Bookstore bookmark, flashing it for all to see. Imagine how mega awesome someone would be with a fucking notebook!
$10.95, Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
Walt Whitman Jersey
One of our favorite booths at the Brooklyn Book Festival every year is Novel-T’s, which makes jerseys with famous writer’s names on them, including Brooklynites like Jonathan Ames and Walt Whitman.
One Story Subscription
Every three weeks or so, this Gowanus-based mag sends a short story to your mailbox. Could there be a simpler way to keep up with contemporary fiction?
$21 for 15 issues, one-story.com
Books by Brooklynites
Just off the tops of our heads, we can think of, like, a dozen notable books by Brooklynites that came out this year, from both new voices and established writers like Kathleen Alcott, Paul Auster, Kurt Andersen, Lauren Belski, Pete Hamill, Helen Phillips, Emma Straub, Adrian Tomine, Karen Thompson Walker...
YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE
Like we said, we love showing off our love of Brooklyn bookstores with bookmarks. Usually, they’re free and made of paper. But WORD makes a badass metal one, y’all.
$10, WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint