In-print books by members of the Bay Ridge Historical Society, past and present, are usually available at society meetings. You can also find them online and at local retailers.

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How Bay Ridge Became Bay Ridge (2019)
By Henry Stewart
Bookmark Shoppe | Amazon


True Crime Bay Ridge (2018)
By Henry Stewart
Bookmark ShoppeAmazon

More True Crime Bay Ridge (2020)
By Henry Stewart
Bookmark Shoppe | Amazon

Old Bay Ridge & Ovington Village: A History
By Matthew Scarpa
Bookmark Shoppe | IndieBound | Amazon

Images of America: Bay Ridge 
By Peter Scarpa, Lawrence Stelter and Peter Syrdahl
Bookmark Shoppe | IndieBound | Amazon


Bay Ridge Etc.
By Ted General, Jack La Torre and Peter Scarpa
available at Historical Society meetings

Postcard History Series: Bay Ridge
By Matthew Scarpa
Bookmark Shoppe | IndieBound | Amazon

Bay Ridge: Then & Now
By Peter Scarpa and Lawrence Stelter
Bookmark Shoppe | IndieBound | Amazon

Other books of interest
The Bridge (1964)
By Gay Talese
Bookmark Shoppe | Amazon

Out-of-print books of interest
The Bay Ridge Chronicles: 1524-1976 (1976)
By Jerome Hoffman
Amazon | Check eBay
Read: Issu

Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton (2000)
By Brian Merlis and Lee Rosenzweig
Amazon | Check eBay

Older Books
Old Bay Ridge (1962)
By Grace A. Glen
Read: Brooklyn College

Old Bay Ridge (1932)
By the Ladies Aid Society of Union Church of Bay Ridge (Presbyterian)
Read: Issu

Reminiscences of Old New Utrecht and Gowanus (1912)
By Mrs. Bleecker Bangs
Read: Google Books |
Buy: Alibris

The History of Christ Church Bay Ridge (1953)
By Sarah Mary Wilson Huntley
Read at the Brooklyn Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library in Grand Army Plaza. More info here.

Historical Books of Interest by Residents of Old Bay Ridge
Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family (1867)
By Teunis G. Bergen

The Bergen Family (1876)
By Teunis G. Bergen (with “Notes on the Genealogy of Some…Other Long Island Families”)

“Address on the Annals of New Utrecht” (1877)
By Teunis G. Bergen
See a sloppy scan here.

A History of New Utrecht (ca. 1880)
By Teunis G. Bergen, unpublished
Read at the Brooklyn Historical Society. More info here.

The Voyage of Verrazano (1875)
By Henry C. Murphy

Novels of Interest
Gilbert Sorrentino: SteelworkRed the Fiend, Little Casino, Crystal Vision, A Strange Commonplace, The Abyss of Human Illusion (and his son Christopher Sorrentino’s memoir Now Beacon, Now Sea)

Hubert Selby, Jr.: Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Song of the Silent Snow, The Demon

Etaf Rum: A Woman is No Man

William Boyle: Shoot Out the Moonlight

Tom McDonough: Virgin with Child

Kenneth H. Brown: The Narrows

Tim McLoughlin: Heart of the Old Country

Lawrence Block: A Walk Among the Tombstones, When the Sacred Ginmill Closes

Matt Beynon Rees: The Fourth Assassin

Nelson DeMille: Word of Honor

Emmett Grogan: Ringolevio