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!

NEWS: Brooklyn Books & Booze gets a shout-out in this profile of Barrow’s Intense! (PDF)

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
86 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 for assistance, as it can be confusing the first time you go.)



FREE! You can reserve a space (also for free) via EventBrite.

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

Who’s Reading?


December 19
E.C. Ambrose
Meg Elison
Alex Shvartsman
Clay McLeod Chapman


January 16
The Four ???? of the Apocalypse (special book launch reading)
Hosted by editors Keith R.A. DeCandido and Wrenn Simms
Aaron Rosenberg
Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg
Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Gordon Linzner
Randee Dawn
David Mack
Mary Fan

February 20
Marc D. Johnson Jr.
Molly McGhee
Jason R. Richter
Will McMahon

March 19
Ron Kolm
Thelma Adams
Lenore Hart
Hildy Silverman

April 16
John Wiswell
Anjali Patel
Elijah Kinch Spector
Blake Sanz

More authors to come!

Stay tuned for more in 2024!

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 2024, 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!