Celebrate the Holidays with Greenlight Bookstore!

There's nothing like shopping local for the holidays -- from Diwali to Hanukkah to Solstice to Christmas to Kwanzaa!  When you shop online with Greenlight or in our store at 686 Fulton Street, you help to sustain the unique character of our neighborhood, support union jobs, bolster the local economy... and get that cozy feeling of being in well-lighted space, staffed by human beings, and designed for discovery, conversation, and connection.  We want to make it as easy and fun as possible to shop local with us this holiday season -- here are some of our best ideas!

Holiday Picks

It’s that time of year: we at Greenlight Bookstore have gathered our own unique list of the most important, most enjoyable, and most gift-worthy books of the year!  The diverse, well-read, and eloquent Greenlight staff offer their thoughts on what makes each title perfect for reading and giving. Click through to peruse our Holiday Picks by category, and easily add books to your cart on any page!


Need more holiday gift ideas?

* Our limited time Wine + Book Pairings special offer with Greene Grape wine offers 15% off and easy pickup for books and bottles -- only through December 24!

* A subscription to Greenlight's First Editions Club makes a wonderful gift for any reader or collector.

* Sometimes the best gift is the gift of choice: Greenlight Gift Cards and Online Gift Codes are available in any amount.

* Check out the NAIBA Holiday Catalog with even more books recommended by bookstores throughout our region, available for purchase through Greenlight!

* Greenlight merch is a great gift for a book (or bookstore) lover -- including our brand-new 2023 limited edition t-shirts!


Holiday tips from Greenlight!

* Make your purchases on our website, and skip the line at the register when you pick up your order in the bookstore! Just let a Greenlight bookseller know you have a paid online order for pickup and they'll hand over your purchases with no wait.

* We're now offering quick gift bag wrapping for $1, available in-store only! 

* Greenlight also carries holiday cards, giftwrap, and gift bags -- and next door at Yours Truly, Brooklyn there's even more!

* We ship books anywhere in the country, and orders over $125 get free shipping!  Click here for more information about shipping options

* Wondering if your book will arrive in time for Christmas? Click here for our holiday ordering and shipping deadlines!