“We visit bookshops not so often to buy any one special book, but rather to rediscover, in the happier and more expressive words of others, our own encumbered soul.” —Christopher Morley This summer Melville House is teaming up with some of the best independent bookshops in Brooklyn to celebrate the legacy of Christopher Morley and bookstores that make our borough great. Christopher Morley was a journalist, poet and novelist, but his most lasting legacy may be as the bard of bookselling. With his beloved classics Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop — both set in Brooklyn — Morley encapsulated the joys of that fair trade better than anyone before or since. Booksellers, publishers, and readers from around the city will be gathering on August 18th to read The Haunted Bookshop in its entirety, and to visit great bookstores while we do it. It’s a walking tour and a marathon reading, rolled into one! We hope you’ll join us. For more information visit Morleywalk.tumblr.com Locations, in order: LARK cafe (with books provided by WORD Brooklyn) 1007 Church Ave. Time: 12pm Terrace Books 242 Prospect Park West Time: around 1pm powerHouse on 8th 1111 8th Ave. Time: around 1:20pm Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Time: around 2:15pm Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave Time: around 3:10pm Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St. Time: around 4:00pm Afterparty at Der Schwarze Kölner 710 Fulton St, Brooklyn Items to bring: A hat and/or sunblock—it’s summer and we’ll be outside. Friends Something/Somebody to carry all of the books you may end up buying! Refreshments and copies of the The Haunted Bookshop will be available at most stops on the route.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)