Brooklyn Books & Booze @ Barrow’s Intense

Brooklyn Books & Booze @ Barrow’s Intense is underway!

In May 2021, the Ample Hills Creamery opened its upstairs to a special reading series featuring a variety of emerging and established writers reading from their current works. Authors of all kinds read on the rooftop of the ice cream local, which shuttered in December 2022.

Since January 2022, however, the former Rooftop Readings series has moved to Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room — and as of May 2023 is now known as Brooklyn Books & Booze @ Barrow’s Intense! Each month we feature three or four different authors of different genres — science-fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult, mystery, humor … the sky’s the limit!

And bonus: Each ticket gets you a free drink!

Here are the details:


Readings will be held from 7-9pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

Note: All ages are welcome to attend, but unless labeled as Young Adult/Middle Grade/Children’s may feature adult content, including themes and language. Also, this is a bar and a restaurant.


Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
86th 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Subway: D train to 36th Avenue, then about a 4 minute walk.
(This venue is inside what’s known as Industry City, a series of former industrial workspaces turned into food, drink and shopping venues. See this map the  for assistance, as it can be confusing the first time you go.)


Tickets are $10, available via the Barrow’s website. Tickets are not required, but ticket holders will receive a complimentary drink of their choice to go with their delicious evening of reading. Barrow’s also serves pizza and snacks.

Authors will also be selling/signing copies of their works, if they choose.

Who’s Reading?


June 20
Linda Kleinbub
J.R. Dawson
Robert P. Ottone
Rebecca Fraimow
Molly Horan

July 18
Sarah Pinsker
Jeffrey Ford
Brian Trent
Michael Swanwick

August 15
Mary Robinette Kowal
Alex Segura
W. Lance Hunt
Susan Breen

September 19
Richard Jeffrey Newman
Cat Rambo
Stephanie Wrobel
Nancy Kress
Jack Skillingstead

October 17
Victor Manibo
Amanda Brainerd
Clay McLeod Chapman
Sally Wiener Grotta

November 21
Marielena Gomez
Alex Jennings
Stephanie Feldman
C.S.E. Cooney
M.M. DeVoe

December 19
E.C. Ambrose
Meg Elison
Alex Shvartsman

More to come!

See photos from previous BBB and Rooftop Readings here

I’m an Author. How Can I Get on the Schedule?

We are currently looking authors who have recently had books or stories published, or will have books or stories published in the upcoming months. We are also actively seeking established featured writers to read at each event.

Let us know which you fit in best so we can slot you in appropriately: science-fiction, fantasy, horror or mystery, or other (let us know which).

If you are interested in reading, please respond via this Google Form:

You will be asked to pinpoint the months you are available in 2023, and upload a bio/photo. If we have a great slot for you, we’ll reach out in the coming months!

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See you there, and stay thirsty, my friends!