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The Vacationers author Emma Straub plans to open Brooklyn bookstore

After hearing that her local bookstore and former place of employment, Brooklyn’s BookCourt, was shuttering its doors, Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers, and The Vacationers, decided to look into opening an independent bookstore of her own in the same area. 

BookCourt began back in 1981 when it opened its doors in the Cobble Hill Neighborhood of Brooklyn and has since hosted the book launches of many authors, Straub included. The shop will close for good on Dec. 31, when its owners Henry Zook and Mary Gannett retire.

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See the gorgeous cover for The Vacationers author Emma Straub's next book – exclusive

May 2016 can’t come soon enough: That’s when Emma Straub, author of the darkly funny The Vacationers, will release her next book, Modern Lovers. The novel centers around a group of college friends who live near each other in Brooklyn — but now have college-aged kids of their own. One summer, the original group’s easy transition to adulthood starts to show its cracks, and long-held secrets bubble up to the surface.

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