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Alejandro Varela & Rumaan Alam

Photo of Alejandro VarelaPhoto of Rumaan AlamIN-PERSON: Live at Prospect Lefferts Gardens!
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 PM ET
Alejandro Varela presents The Town of Babylon
In conversation with Rumaan Alam

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The Town of Babylon: A Novel By Alejandro Varela Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781662601033
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Astra House - March 22nd, 2022

Leave the World Behind: A Read with Jenna Pick By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667649
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Ecco - November 23rd, 2021

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.


Daisy Pitkin & David Hill

Photo of Daisy PitkinPhoto of David HillIN-PERSON: Live at Prospect Lefferts Gardens!
Monday, May 2, 7:30 PM ET
Daisy Pitkin presents On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women’s Epic Fight to Build a Union

On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women's Epic Fight to Build a Union By Daisy Pitkin Cover Image
$27.95
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ISBN: 9781643750712
Published: Algonquin Books - March 29th, 2022

The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice By David Hill Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250782748
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Picador - July 6th, 2021

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads.


Accra Shepp & Lynne Sachs

Photo of Accra SheppPhoto of Lynne SachsIN-PERSON: Live at Prospect Lefferts Gardens!
Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 PM ET
Accra Shepp presents Radical Justice: Lifting Every Voice
In conversation with Lynne Sachs

Radical Justice: Lifting Every Voice By Accra Shepp (Photographer), Salamishah Tillet (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Accra Shepp (Photographer), Salamishah Tillet (Foreword by)
$65.00
ISBN: 9780999782149
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Published: Convoke - April 19th, 2022

Year by Year Poems By Lynne Sachs Cover Image
$19.00
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ISBN: 9780927920209
Published: Tender Buttons Press - October 1st, 2019

Robert Lopez & Hannah Lillith Assadi

Photo of Robert LopezPhoto of Hannah Lillith AssadiIN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene! 
Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 PM ET 
Robert Lopez presents A Better Class of People 

A Better Class of People By Robert Lopez Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539420
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dzanc Books - March 22nd, 2022

In an uncanny, distorted version of New York City, a man rides the subway through the chaos of an ordinary commute. He may have a gun in his pocket. He may be looking for someone--a woman named Esperanza.


The Stars Are Not Yet Bells: A Novel By Hannah Lillith Assadi Cover Image
$25.00
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ISBN: 9780593084366
Published: Riverhead Books - January 11th, 2022

Through the scrim of fading memory, an elderly woman confronts a lifetime of secrets and betrayal, under the mysterious skies of her island home


Independent Bookstore Day!

Both store locations:
Saturday, April 30, all day
Independent Bookstore Day! 

Greenlight joins bookstores across the city and across the nation in celebrating the annual Independent Bookstore Day! With special items for sale and activities throughout the day, the bookstore is where you’ll want to be all day long! 

Samantha Hunt

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IN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Samantha Hunt presents The Unwritten Book: An Investigation
Interviewer To Be Announced!

The Unwritten Book: An Investigation By Samantha Hunt Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780374604912
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 5th, 2022

From Samantha Hunt, the award-winning author of The Dark Dark, comes The Unwritten Book, her first work of nonfiction, a genre-bending creation that explores the importance of books, the idea of haunting, and messages from beyond


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The Seas By Samantha Hunt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793569
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Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019

With the inventive brilliance and psychological insight that have earned her international acclaim, Samantha Hunt pulls readers into an undertow of impossible love and intoxication, blurring the lines between reality and fairy tale, hope and delusion, sanity and madness.


Mr. Splitfoot By Samantha Hunt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544811812
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Published: Mariner Books - January 24th, 2017

In an ingeniously structured dual narrative, two separate timelines move toward the same point of crisis. Their merging will upend and reinvent the whole. A subversive ghost story that is carefully plotted and elegantly constructed, Mr. Splitfoot will set your heart racing and your brain churning. Mysteries abound, criminals roam free, utopian communities show their age, the mundane world intrudes on the supernatural and vice versa.


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The Dark Dark: Stories By Samantha Hunt Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374282134
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: FSG Originals - July 18th, 2017

From the acclaimed author of Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt's first collection of stories, The Dark Dark, blends the literary and the fantastic and brings us characters on the verge—girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people doubling or becoming ghosts, and more


Liana Finck & Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

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Let There Be Light: The Real Story of Her Creation By Liana Finck Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984801531
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Published: Random House - April 12th, 2022

A bold retelling of the Book of Genesis, starring a female God, from the acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist and author of Passing for Human 


Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self By Liana Finck Cover Image
$22.00
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ISBN: 9781984801517
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 24th, 2019

A razor-sharp collection from the acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist and Instagram sensation whom Vulture recently called “a remarkable young talent”


A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York By Liana Finck Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780062291615
Published: Ecco - April 15th, 2014

In an illustrative style that is a thrilling mash-up of Art Spiegelman's deft emotionality, Roz Chast's hilarious neuroses, and the magical spirit of Marc Chagall, A Bintel Brief is Liana Finck’s evocative, elegiac love letter to the turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants who transformed New York City and America itself.


Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir of a True Crime Obsession By Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524861162
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 9th, 2021

A humorous graphic investigation of the author's obsession with true crime, the murders that have most captivated her throughout her life, and a love letter to her fellow true-crime fanatics.


Lisa Hsiao Chen & Eugene Lim

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IN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene
Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Lisa Hsiao Chen presents Activities of Daily Living
In conversation with Eugene Lim

Activities of Daily Living: A Novel By Lisa Hsiao Chen Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393881127
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 12th, 2022

Moving between present-day and 1980s New York City, with detours to Silicon Valley and the Venice Biennale, this vivid debut announces Lisa Hsiao Chen as an audacious new talent. Activities of Daily Living is a lucid, intimate examination of the creative life and the passage of time.


Search History By Eugene Lim Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896177
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Coffee House Press - October 5th, 2021

Search History oscillates between a wild cyberdog chase and lunch-date monologues as Eugene Lim deconstructs grieving and storytelling with uncanny juxtapositions and subversive satire.


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