ABOUT OUR NEW SPACE

 

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! 

 

 


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OPENING HOURS

Hi, Brooklyn! We are officially open to the public! 

 

CAFE / BOOKSTORE / MEMBER FLOORS

Mon: 12 PM – 6 PM

Tues- Sun: 10:30 AM - 10 PM


LIBRARY HOURS

Mon: Closed

Tues - Fri: 12 PM - 8 PM

Sat - Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

 

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

BOOK RECS FOR KIDS

 

Junior Edition: New Fiction for Younger Readers #44

by Celia McGee

 

Writer Celia McGee covers four fantastic titles this month in her Junior Edition column. A little one's view of the world is stretched when he looks for a friend in The Boy and the GiantThe Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA and Inventing Victoria both take on serious issues facing African-American communities in these historical novels. And in What We Buried, two siblings go on an eerie search for their parents in the desert.

HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES

 

Donate to The Maya AssociationA School for Syrian Refugee Children

 

The Maya Association is a registered not-for-profit organization in Turkey that operates a small school for Syrian refugee children near Mersin, Turkey. The writer Joseph O’Neill, a good friend of the Center for Fiction, leads the fundraising effort in the US. As the cold winter months set in the school needs to raise money to operate. We hope you'll consider giving. 

 

Click here to find out more about the school and to donate.