Tag Archives: books

June Staff Pick from the BHS Gift Shop – Rats by Robert Sullivan

Introducing Brooklyn Historical Society STAFF PICKS, a new way to explore our awesome gift shop! Our gift shop has been open for a little over a year, featuring many items crafted right here in Brooklyn, as well as an array … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Bookmobiles

If one were to ask you “what makes Brooklyn unique?”  you may think of its diverse communities or its unique role in American history. But what about something as simple as bookmobiles? Since 1951 Brooklyn Public Library’s bookmobiles have been … Continue reading

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To Gravesend and Back

Last week’s guest post was so well received, we thought we’d try it again this week. Today’s post is from Joseph Ditta, BHS friend, Reference Librarian at the New-York Historical Society, and born-and-bred Brooklynite. Joseph has a great new book … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Barbados Africa

I can’t wait to read Brooklyn-born novelist and MacArthur fellow Paule Marshall‘s new memoir Triangular Road.  In our Listening to Women seminar, we will be discussing the differences between oral histories, autobiographies, and memoirs – I’m curious what people think.

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