Visit TC at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

BBF logoLove reading The Common and want to see our staff’s smiling faces in person? Stop by our table at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 17 from 10am-6pm at Table 347 in front of the courthouse. We’ll be giving away a special, tasty something while supplies last! For more information about the Festival marketplace and all the events and authors, visit www.brooklynbookfestival.org.

Our festival table location

Flavia MartinezVisit TC at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

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