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.


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

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

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

Novels of Interest
Gilbert Sorrentino: SteelworkRed the Fiend, Little Casino, Crystal Vision, A Strange Commonplace, The Abyss of Human Illusion

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

Tom McDonough: Virgin with Child

Kenneth H. Brown: The Narrows

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

Nelson DeMille: Word of Honor

Emmett Grogan: Ringolevio