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Fort Greene has no shortage of well-known authors—Jhumpa Lahiri, Colson Whitehead—but it hasn't had an indie bookstore since Indigo closed. That's about to change this Saturday when Greenlight Bookstore opens at 686 Fulton Street. Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, the store's owner, has been drumming up publicity and public support since she won a Brooklyn Public Library grant to open a bookstore in 2007. Her efforts—including not one but two different renovation blogs, on Brownstoner and AOL—have paid off. The Brooklyn Paper reports that Jonathan "Fortress of Solitude" Lethem himself called the store long before it was open to request a reading for his new novel, Chronic City.
· Two years later, but grant winner finally opens her bookshop [Brooklyn Paper]
· Fort Greene's Finally Getting Its Indie Bookstore [Racked]
· Greenlight Bookstore [Official Site]