The Center for Fiction Is Now Open!


A Home for Readers and Writers.


We are excited to invite you to come and enjoy our new space at 15 Lafayette Avenue in downtown Brooklyn! 

You don't need to be a member to visit our street-level café or bookstore, which has deep cuts from the world of fiction, works in translation, beloved classics, and great books from indie presses. 
In the evening our auditorium hosts events with the best writers and artists working today. 

Our 2nd-floor features a cozy Reading Room and terrace, the bulk of our extensive library, and our Writers’ Studio. This floor is an idyllic space for members to relax and immerse themselves in a good read and good conversations. 

And don't forget our writing workshops and reading groups, taught by seasoned experts and award-winning writers. They are open to the public but members receive a discount.


Learn more about our membership! 







Mon: 10:30am – 6pm

Tues – Sat: 10:30am – 10pm

Sun: 10:30am – 9pm


Librarian Desk

Mon: Closed

Tues - Fri: 12pm – 8pm

Sat - Sun: 11am – 5pm


Find us at 15 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn right by BAM, The Barclays Center & Atlantic Terminal. 


Junior Edition: New Fiction for Younger Readers #45

by Celia McGee


Celia McGee covers three great new titles in her Junior Edition column this month. Professional adventurer Mr. Penguin solves his first mystery in Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure. Dreams, nightmares, and reality are blurred for two sisters in the porous world of Riverland. A boy embarks on a harrowing journey as he crosses the Mexican border in the poetic, affecting Beast Rider.