The Morley Walk

Join us Sunday, August 18th. Noon to 4pm
as we walk and read to celebrate the heart of Brooklyn: its bookstores

melvillehouse:

Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop
(Psst, Morley Walk is this Sunday!)

melvillehouse:

Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop

(Psst, Morley Walk is this Sunday!)

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.”

—   Christopher Morley (via wordpainting)

(via politicsprose)

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”

—   

Christopher Morley

Remember, Sunday, August 18th, the Morley Walk is coming!

http://morleywalk.tumblr.com/

melvillehouse:

This man is my hero.

Love you, Christopher.

melvillehouse:

This man is my hero.

Love you, Christopher.

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“We visit bookshops not so often to buy any one special book, but rather to rediscover, in the happier and more expressive words of others, our own encumbered soul.”

—Christopher Morley

Join us for the first ever Morley Walk: A Reader’s Tour of Brooklyn.

This summer Melville House is teaming up with some of the best independent bookshops in Brooklyn to celebrate the legacy of Christopher Morley and bookstores that make our borough great.

Christopher Morley was a journalist, poet and novelist, but his most lasting legacy may be as the bard of bookselling. With his beloved classics Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop—both set in Brooklyn—Morley encapsulated the joys of that fair trade better than anyone before or since.

Booksellers, publishers, and readers from around the city will be gathering on August 18th to read The Haunted Bookshop in its entirety, and to visit great bookstores while we do it. It’s a walking tour and a marathon reading, rolled into one! We hope you’ll join us.

Locations, in order:

LARK cafe

(with books provided by WORD Brooklyn)

1007 Church Ave.

Time: 12pm

Terrace Books

242 Prospect Park West

Time: around 1pm

powerHouse on 8th

1111 8th Ave.

Time: around 1:20pm

Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army Plaza

Time: around 2:15pm

Unnameable Books

600 Vanderbilt Ave

Time: around 3:10pm

Greenlight Bookstore

686 Fulton St.

Time: around 4:00pm

Afterparty at

Der Schwarze Kölner

710 Fulton St, Brooklyn

Items to bring:

A hat and/or sunblock—it’s summer and we’ll be outside.

Friends

Something/Somebody to carry all of the books you may end up buying!

 

Refreshments and copies of the The Haunted Bookshop will be available at most stops on the route.