Coming Up Next

Thursday, October 30, 7:30 PM
An Evening with ringShout and Mosaic Magazine
Jeffrey Renard Allen presents Song of the Shank
Bridgett Davis presents Into the Go-Slow

Greenlight is proud to partner with Mosaic Magazine, a tri-annual publication devoted to the literary arts of the African diaspora, and ringShout, a group dedicated to recognizing, reclaiming and celebrating excellence in contemporary literary fiction and nonfiction by black writers in the United States, to host an evening of amazing new works by black writers. Chicago-born, New York City-based writer and teacher Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of the novel Rails Under My Back, the story collection Holding Pattern, and two collections of poetry. His new novel Song of the Shank, praised by Ishmael Reed and Junot Diaz, is the story of Thomas Wiggins, AKA Blind Tom, a legendary 19th-century black pianist who has been largely erased from the history books. Bridgett Davis is a founder of ringShout as well as the books editor at Bold As Love Magazine; her debut novel, Shifting Through Neutral, was a finalist for the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her new novel Into the Go-Slow begins in 1986 Detroit and follows its 21-year-old protagonist on a journey to Lagos, whose infamous go-slow traffic provides the background for her search for the radical legacy of her deceased sister; the novel has been highly praised by Ayana Mathis, Tayari Jones and Chris Abani. Join us for an evening of celebration.


Featured Autographed Book

Greenlight offers autographed editions of books by great authors who have visited the store for readings or stock signings! Click for a full list of signed copies available in hardcover, paperback, and children's books.

Greenlight Bookstore Is Turning Five!

Come celebrate with us and let us say thanks to you for your support on Saturday, October 18! 

11:00 AM: Kids Party with activities, refreshments, party favors, and presentations by local author/illustrators Elisha Cooper & Selina Alko

7:30 PM: Grown-Up Party with bubbly, toasts, prizes and special announcements

Plus 20% off in the store all weekend long! (Sat. 10/18 - Sun. 10/19)


Billy Collins tickets still available!

Don't miss the last event of the season in our Brooklyn Voices event series at St. Joseph's College: an evening with Billy Collins!  On October 28, the former Poet Laureate, who was just awarded the Norman Mailer Prize, will read from his work at St. Joseph's Tuohy Hall.  Tickets to the event include a copy of his newest book in paperback, Aimless LoveClick here for more information about the event, and click here to purchase tickets.