Books and Friends Find a Haven in Fort Greene

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The Greenlight Bookstore, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is an independent bookstore with a neighborhood focus that offers small time authors the opportunity to launch their books in a more intimate and casual environment. For that reason, entrepreneurs and authors Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito approached Greenlight Bookstore founder Jessica Stockton to launch there their new book titled “Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented.”

Last Tuesday night, the event attracted more than fifty people, dessert lovers among them, and casual visitors to the bookstore, most of them looking for new sweet recipes to diversify their menus.

Fort Greene residents and other Brooklyn residents find in this bookstore a place where they not only can acquire books, many of them independent publications, but a friendly venue for gathering and to have casual discussions about art, culture and other community topics of interest to them.

And younger people also find a meeting space there. Every Saturday morning Greenlight Bookstore holds an event called “Readings for All Ages,” which has become very popular among kids and parents in the neighborhood.

Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY.

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