Shop from Local BCL Members This Holiday Season: Support Authors and Artists
If you’re looking to support local artists and authors this holiday season, we’ve got a treat for you! Given that we’re Brooklyn Creative League, we actually do have plenty of creative members in our coworking space, and we’re thrilled to share some of their projects with you.
We know this timing is tight for the holidays, but do consider these authors, artists, and specialty-item sellers, when it’s time to give gifts for birthdays or other occasions!
For the Book Worms:
The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter
Mary Dixie Carter’s debut novel The Photographer was published in May 2021 and her writing has appeared in TIME, The Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other outlets. The Photographer is a psychological thriller about a family photographer who yearns to live the life of the family she photographs.
To End a Plague: America’s Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa by Emily Bass
Emily Bass has spent more than twenty years writing about and working on HIV/AIDS in America and East and Southern Africa. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Esquire, and other outlets. To End a Plague traces the lives of the activists who first impelled President Bush to take action, and later sought to prevent AIDS deaths at the whims of American politics.
“In “To End a Plague”, Emily Bass chronicles in detail how this [American AIDS] plan came to be…[A] new very, very helpful history.” ―Rachel Maddow
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, by New York Times best selling author Oliver Burkeman, might be a helpful aid for those who need a different approach to productivity in the new year. With a mix of philosophy and practical takeaways, you might also want to treat yourself to this one.
“In addition to whatever help it might offer, Four Thousand Weeks is also just good company; it addresses large, even existential, issues with a sense of humor and an even-keeled perspective. I found that reading it―Burkeman might balk at this particular way of describing it―was a good use of my time.” ―John Williams, The New York Times
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
Hannah’s National Bestseller is a thriller, crime story which was reviewed by O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Time, and others. Hannah’s bestselling novel The Good Thief won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and an American Library Association Alex Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is also is the co-founder and executive editor of the award-winning literary magazine One Story.
“A shoot-em-up, a love story and a mystery, this is one heartwarming feast of a book.”—PEOPLE
For the Art Lovers:
Aly Miller Designs by Aly Miller
Aly Miller is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer and illustrator. Shop her collection of food and map illustrations across a range of mugs, postcards, prints, and more.
All the Restaurants by John Donohue
John is an artist, writer, and founder of All the Restaurants in New York. He is also the editor of “Man With a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook For their Families,” a 2011 best-selling anthology featuring contributions from Mario Batali, Stephen King, and many others. In March of 2021, John published “A Table in Paris” and in 2019 he published “All the Restaurants in New York”. Look out for his London book coming soon! You can shop his collection of fine art prints and books, here.
John donates 10% of his profits to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation.
Roberto is an award winning wedding and family photographer. Do you know a special family who’d appreciate a family photo (maybe for a pregnancy, recent engagement, or milestone celebration), or someone with an upcoming wedding? Give the gift of a family portrait!
Honey & Wax Booksellers from Heather O’Donnell
Do you or someone you know appreciate rare books, old drawings, and other literature-related antiquities? Check out Honey & Wax Booksellers for some truly unique finds. You can even find a set of Victorian Bone Alphabets. What a gift that would make!
Paperfinger by Bryn Chernoff
(All orders between now and New Year’s will be ready for pickup Jan 4th.)
Paperfinger is a modern calligraphy studio offering greeting cards, calendars, specialty gifts, invitation design and custom services. BCL members get 10% off with code YAYBCL at paperfinger.com. Select “pickup” when checking out for no shipping charges. This January, stop by and check out the 2022 Wall Calendar for new year planning & inspiration!
We look forward to bringing you more member news and project updates. Want to share projects, accomplishments, and advice with our community? Reach out to Neil or Erin!