Richard Kostelanetz, Well-Known Author, will have Books for Sale on Ridgewood & Bushwick Border

Text from Richard Cory Kostelanetz 

Richard Cory Kostelanetz is an American artist, author, and critic. I met him during Bushwick Open Studios a few years back. At the time he was selling books out of his Ridgewood studio and was being greeted by his literary fans. FYI, he is a writer and artist with an individual entry in Britannica!

THE KOSTI LAST SUNDAY BOOKSTORE will include copies of his two hundred or so titles, some officially out of print, as well as many previously owned books that were written by others. He is predisposed to sell below any listed price including postage upon presentation of a copy of that price. For purchases of 6 of more books, expect an additional 25% discount on these low prices; for 10 or more books, a 40% discount. Cash only!

The last Sunday of every month
NE corner, Norman & Wyckoff Ave
On the Bushwick side, bordering Ridgewood
L-train Halsey St
Noon to 5 pm:.
29 October, 26 November; 23 December (Saturday); 28 January

DIRECTIONS TO KOSTI’S SUNDAY BOOKSTORE: Take L-train, 20 min. from Union Square to Halsey St., 10 stops into Brooklyn, one stop after Myrtle-Wyckoff. Get out in the FRONT (Eastern end) of the train. At top of stairs you’ll see a large laundry on the other side of Wyckoff Avenue. Cross Wyckoff Avenue to the base of Norman Street to the right. Across Norman Street from the laundry is a single beige industrial building with a street door on Wyckoff Avenue, adjacent to the subway entrance back to the left. (If coming from Broadway Junction, walk straight a few steps to Wyckoff Ave. and turn left; street-level door immediately on your left.) Ring bell or knock on door.

He was born on May 14, 1940 to Boris Kostelanetz and Ethel Cory and is the nephew of the famous conductor Andre Kostelanetz. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in American History from Columbia University under Woodrow Wilson, NYS Regents, and International Fellowships; he also studied at King’s College London as a Fulbright Scholar.

He came onto the literary scene with essays in quarterlies such as Partisan Review and The Hudson Review, then profiles of older artists, musicians and writers for The New York Times Magazine; these profiles were collected in Master Minds” (1969)’. Mr. Kostelanetz has also worked with literature in audio, video, holography, prints, book-art, computer-based installations, among other new media.

Richard Kostelanetz’s work appears in Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Webster’s Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Art,, and, and more!


Purchase his books here.


Richard Kostelanetz taken by Jan McLaughlin




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