Remember, Sunday, August 18th, the Morley Walk is coming!
“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.”
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:
(with books provided by WORD Brooklyn)
1007 Church Ave.
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
600 Vanderbilt Ave
Time: around 3:10pm
686 Fulton St.
Time: around 4:00pm
Der Schwarze Kölner
710 Fulton St, Brooklyn
Items to bring:
A hat and/or sunblock—it’s summer and we’ll be outside.
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.