The Center for Fiction is a home for readers and writers, located at 15 Lafayette Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn.
Visitors are welcome in our Bookstore and Café & Bar, open to the public every day from 11am and 8pm. Members of The Center for Fiction also enjoy daily access to our Library, featuring our second-floor lounge, reading rooms, and outdoor terrace. Our Writers Studio members receive extended access to the building with a quiet, dedicated space to write.
The Center for Fiction Bookstore’s floor-to-ceiling shelves feature fiction and nonfiction for all ages, including bestsellers, imports, and rare finds alike.
Café & Bar
The Café & Bar serves a rotating menu of coffee, tea, espresso, beer, wine, cocktails, and light bites with seating in our sunlit, book-lined space.
Housing a dynamic fiction collection with over 70,000 titles, our Library provides members space to read and gather in our lounge, reading rooms, and outdoor terrace.
Located in a beautiful, bright space on our second floor, the Writers Studio provides a quiet space to work featuring private desks, extended hours, and more amenities for writers.
Spend a day in our members-only spaces, including our lounge, reading rooms, and outdoor terrace.
Our beautiful spaces are available to rent for your next party, meeting, or private event with tech capabilities and catering available.
Bookstore and Café & Bar
Open to the public.
Every Day: 11am–8pm
Library and Second Floor
Open to members of The Center for Fiction.
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm–5pm
Open to Writers Studio members.
Every Day: 8am–10pm
Subject to closures. For tours of the Library and Writers Studio, please contact us to confirm hours and availability. We kindly ask that you review our Health & Safety Protocols before visiting The Center for Fiction.