You can listen to your Ipod, you can scope out the cute dude next to you, but one of the best things you can do pretty much anywhere is read an awesome book. Books have become a foreign entity in this day and age, a sad fate for such an important mode of communication. Enter the Brooklyn Book Festival, which, according to their site:
“…is a huge, free public event presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America’s premier literary and literacy events, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. The festival is organized around themed readings and devoted to timely and lively panel discussions. The inclusion of top national and international authors and new partners has expanded the festival’s reach while continuing to celebrate and enhance Brooklyn’s contemporary and historic literary reputation.”
Located conveniently at the Brooklyn Borough Hall on Joralemon Street, no matter where you live, there’s no excuse for skipping it. Come out, and enjoy some good books. After all, if Paul Auster endorses it, it must be good!