After announcing in July that it would expand, Greenlight Bookstore in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y., is growing again through a partnership with another neighbor, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). In conjunction with BAM’s celebration of its first 150 years, the store will open two Greenlight at BAM kiosks, one at BAM’s Peter Jay Sharp Building, the other at the BAM Harvey Theater, where it will sell books and merchandise before, during, and after performances, starting next month. In September it will also begin selling BAM branded merchandise at its Web site (www.greenlightbookstore.com).
“This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a venerable Brooklyn institution, right here in our neighborhood. We look forward to being the seller of BAM’s merchandise onsite and online, and we also look forward to curating a selection of books to complement BAM’s outstanding programming, and to strengthening our ties with the cultural community of Brooklyn,” said Greenlight co-owner Rebecca Fitting. As part of the arrangement, Greenlight will also offer BAM members a 20% discount.
BAM president Karen Brooks Hopkins added, “Supporting our local Brooklyn community and vendors is an important part of BAM’s mission and we are excited to work with our neighbor, Greenlight Bookstore. BAM’s 150th anniversary will be a momentous celebration and it is the perfect time to launch this new partnership.”