Friday, August 18, 2017

Closed for the day!



Brickbat 
will be closed today, Saturday,
August 19th 
We will re-open
Sunday, August, 20th 

 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Event: Meghan Turbitt & Beth Heinly Book Signing




Thursday, July 27th 
7-9pm 
at 
Brickbat Books: 

Meghan Turbitt & Beth Heinly
Book Signing

Come celebrate w/ us at our favorite book store!!! We had so much fun last summer debuting CAMP (Beth) & Philadelphia Sketchbook (Meghan) we wanted to do it again ***New*** self-published comics from Meghan Turbitt & Beth Heinly.

Meghan will be debuting a new celebrity advice lifestyle book, "How to Eat Chips" along with some limited edition PRINTS.

Beth will be debuting "The Deaf Neighbors" an autobio inspired murder mystery horror story which parodies True Crime television.
Not done drawing it yet - will be a lengthly read tho for sure.

There will be refreshments and a ~highly curated~ chip buffet for the event + giant bubbles.
 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Event: Erik Bader & Allen Crawford Read!



Friday, July 14th  at 7pm
at 
Brickbat Books 

Erik Bader & Allen Crawford Read!



Erik Bader reads the final chapter of his recently completed novel.


Allen Crawford reads selections from his new work-in-progress.




Endings. Beginnings. Last Kind Words.

Free admission. Free adult beverages with 21+ ID.

This is your kind of night.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Closed for the 4th!




Brickbat will be closing today, Saturday July 1st at 5pm. We will reopen on Wednesday July 5th at 11am. Happy 4th!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Event: Francesco Pacifico



Thursday, June 8th at 7:30pm
at
Brickbat Books:
Francesco Pacifico

After chronicling the temptations and foibles of earnest young Catholics in "The Story of My Purity," Francesco Pacifico turns his attention to Italy's other major religion: "Cool." On the trail of Italian hipsters from Rome to Williamsburg, "Class" is both savage and tender, like Antonioni's camera following Monica Vitti on her adventures, or--as the author might prefer--a vintage MTV rockumentary. A novel about the costs of "Americanization," in all senses, from Italy's most Yankophilic and most intelligently Yankophobic novelist.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Event: August Kleinzahler Reads





Friday, May 12th at 7:30pm
at 
Brickbat Books:

August Kleinzahler 
reads from his two new collections

When August Kleinzahler won the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize, the judges’ citation referred to his work as “ferociously on the move, between locations, between forms, between registers.” They might also have said “between New Jersey and San Francisco,” the homes between which Kleinzahler has spent his life traveling, both on the road and on the page.

Before Dawn on Bluff Road collects the best of Kleinzahler’s New Jersey poems. Like the landscapes they inhabit, they are by turns rocky and elegant, abandoned and teeming, absurd and deeply poignant. Hollyhocks in the Fog collects the best of his San Francisco poems. They show the poet
in an expansive, incandescent mode, the lover of French poetry and Looney Tunes, of Chinese
food and the lonesome hills.

Providing readers with a gorgeous guide to Kleinzahler’s interior geography, this doubled collection functions as both a map and an anatomy of the lifelong passions and preoccupations of one
of our greatest poets.


Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs gathers the best of sixteen years’ worth of Kleinzahler’s short prose—essays, eulogies, and reviews—into one trenchant collection, setting down his thoughts on poets both excellent and otherwise, on kvetching fiction writers and homicidal fiddlers, on unassuming geniuses and discerning nobodies, always with insight, always with humor, and never suffering fools gladly.

Acknowledged greats such as James Schuyler, Basil Bunting, and Lorine Niedecker and neglected masters such as short-story writer Lucia Berlin and critic Kenneth Cox get their due. Remembrances of Thom Gunn, Christopher Middleton, and Leonard Michaels guide the reader through the prickly process of remaining friends with world-class writers without letting them take too much advantage of you. Finally, in miniature memoirs that resemble poems in embryo, Kleinzahler turns the spotlight on himself. Mixing serious analyses with off-kilter personal insights, these twenty-four essays make for a delightful and essential tour through a treasured poet’s life and library.




 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Event: Margaret Barton-Fumo on Paul Verhoeven



Thursday, April 20th at 7:30pm
at 
Brickbat Books: 

Margaret Barton-Fumo
on 
Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven



Very Verhoeven is Margaret Barton-Fumo, editor of Paul Verhoeven: Interviews, in conversation with person-about-town Carrie Jones as they reckon with the lurid push pull of the Dutch director’s oeuvre. A book signing and screening of Verhoeven-inspired video work by filmmaker Danielle Burgos will follow the Q&A.

Paul Verhoeven: Interviews includes six-newly translated Dutch newspaper interviews from Verhoeven’s early career, select storyboards by Verhoeven himself, and a set of previously unpublished interviews by Barton-Fumo focusing on 2016’s award-winning French-language production, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert.

After a robust career in the Netherlands as the country’s most successful director, acclaimed filmmaker Paul Verhoeven built an impressive career in the United States with such controversial blockbusters as RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers, and Showgirls before returning home to direct 2006’s Black Book. After a stint as a reality television judge in the Netherlands, Verhoeven returned to the big screen with his first feature film in a decade, Elle.

Margaret Barton-Fumo writes the Deep Cuts column for Film Comment and has interviewed such directors, actors, and musicians as Brian De Palma, Alejandro Jodorowsky, James Gray, Andrzej Zulawski, Harry Dean Stanton, and Paul Williams. She lives in Brooklyn.


Danielle Burgos is an editor, animator, and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. She's contributed to Screen SlateHopes&Fears, and is currently writing the Over The Garden Wall comic series. She programs regularly at Spectacle in Williamsburg.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Closed for Easter!




Brickbat will be closed Sunday, April 16th. We will re-open Tuesday, April 18th at 11am.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Event: Michael DeForge & Sadie Dupuis


 Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm
at
Brickbat Books:

Cartoonist
Michael DeForge
with
Sadie Dupuis


Join Michael DeForge for a live reading and book signing as he introduces the world to Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world.

Michael will be joined by musician Sadie Dupuis (Sad13, Speedy Ortiz) who will play a solo set following the reading. Come out for a celebratory lo-fi comics night!







Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. His one-person anthology series Lose has been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His previous graphic novels with Drawn & Quarterly are Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy. This March he releases Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero.






Sadie Dupuis is a musician, writer and artist who most frequently performs as the frontdemon of the rock group Speedy Ortiz, which has released two critically acclaimed albums for Carpark Records. She also writes politically-geared pop songs under the moniker Sad13. Based in Philadelphia, her writing on music has been published in Spin, New York Magazine, and Nylon, and she earned an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Event: Tues. the 21st: Mairead Case




 Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30
at
Brickbat Books:

Mairead Case


Mairead Case reads from her novel SEE YOU IN THE MORNING (featherproof), a story about three high schoolers in a small Midwestern town, summer before senior year of high school. The narrator doesn't know their gender or if they're in love with their best friend.

OTHER READERS TBA! ♥ !!

THIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPH IS BY NATALIE CHRISTENSEN:
http://www.smallexhale.com/


Mairead Case is a working writer in Colorado. She is a PhD student at the University of Denver, the Summer Writing Program Coordinator at Naropa, a legal observer, and a writing teacher at DU, Naropa, and the Denver women's jail. She is the author of the novel SEE YOU IN THE MORNING and the poetry chapbook TENDERNESS, and is working on a new book about Antigone. / maireadcase.tumblr.com