Hosted by Lindsay Hood and Jillian Capewell
Originally founded by Mira Jacob and Alison Hart, Pete's has earned a reputation as Brooklyn's premier reading series for over 10 years, where today's literary icons and tomorrow's stars take the stage regularly.

Free, every other Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


Andre Aciman, Mike Albo, Jeffrey Renard Allen, Jonathan Ames, Jami Attenberg, Emily Barton, Tom Beller, Lan Samantha Chang, Susan Choi, Jonathan Dee, Jennifer Egan, Alicia Erian, Edward Falco, Nell Freudenberger, David Gates, Jennifer Gilmore, Francisco Goldman, Fran Gordon, Lucy Grealy, Ben Greenman, Andrew Sean Greer, Evan Handler, Adam Haslett, Ann Hood, Marie Howe, Gabe Hudson, Samantha Hunt, AJ Jacobs, Marlon James, Heidi Julavits, Katie Kitamura, Julie Klam, Wayne Koestenbaum, Deborah Copaken Kogan,Hari Kunzru, Katherine Lanpher, David Lehman, Sam Lipsyte, Alice Mattison, Colum McCann, Rick Moody, Honor Moore, Sabina Murray, Sigrid Nunez, Geoffrey O'Brien, Dale Peck, Tom Perotta, Robert Polito, Julie Powell, Francine Prose, Joanna Smith Rakoff, Jonathan Raymond, David Rees, Karen Russell, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Elissa Schappell, Salvatore Scibona, Dani Shapiro, Jim Shepard, Matthew Sharpe, Gary Shteyngart, Julia Slavin, Dana Spiotta, Darcey Steinke, Amanda Stern, Sufjan Stevens, Emma Straub, Darin Strauss, Christopher Sorrentino, Abigail Thomas, Baratunde Thurston, Lynne Tillman, Colm Toibin, Justin Torres, Hannah Tinti, Amanda Eyre Ward, Jocko Weyland, Joanna Yas

"The most intimate reading space in Brooklyn. Think of a fine pre-war dining car with an endless supply of booze. -
Gary Shteyngart, author, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook

“Pete’s Store Reading Series is by far the best series in Brooklyn, at the best bar.
It's the KGB of Brooklyn!” -
Joanna Yas, Editor, Open City Magazine & Books

"It's never been clear to me who Pete is, but there is no finer place to give -- or hear -- a reading in this city." -
Robert Polito- Author, Savage Art, and Director, The New School MFA writing program

“I liked reading at Pete’s so much, I did it twice. No wait—three times. They must be sick
of me by now.” -
Dale Peck, author, Martin and John

"I love Pete's Candy Store. I love to read at Pete's Candy Store. I love to listen to other people read at Pete's Candy Store. I love to drink a few beers after a reading at Pete's Candy Store. The writers are some of my favorite writers. The beer is some of my favorite beer. Pete's Reading Series is top of the heap, though I have yet to encounter any fucking candy."
- Sam Lipsyte, author, Home Land

January 29—Sarah Gerard and Michael Coffey

February 12—Meghan Daum and Amanda Petrusich

February 26—Shelly Oria and Saeed Jones

March 12—Laura van den Berg and Kate Axelrod

March 26—Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: Teresa Fazio, Brandon Willitts, Pete Molin, Chris Wolfe

April 9—Elisa Albert and Chloe Caldwell

April 23—Nina MacLaughlin and Michele Filgate

May 7—Will Chancellor and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

May 21—Emily Schultz and Robert James Russell

June 4—Sandra Newman and Carola Dibbell


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709 lorimer street - williamsburg, Brooklyn - 11211
(718) 302 - 3770