Recap: ‘Beauty and the Books’ Inside The Brooklyn Art Library

“Beauty and the Books” brought out book lovers to Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost Street, Williamsburg) on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Guests enjoyed an open bar and appetizers as they not only heard readings from authors, but also had the opportunity to get glam thanks to professional make up artists. After touch ups, some guests even took professional headshots thanks to photographer Abhita Austin.


Author and The Fab Empire creator Joi-Marie Mckenzie reading from her debut memoir, “The Engagement Game,” out March 21, 2017.

The idea for “Beauty and the Books” was that of Sarita Austin, who wanted to honor her late friend, Dr. Marie-Michelle¬†¬†Monereau-Merry, who passed away July 20.

Because of her love of beauty and books, Austin along with Dr.¬†Monereau-Merry’s family honored her with the fall event.

Sarita Austin



Dr. Marie-Michelle Monereau-Merry’s sister giving remarks of thanks during the event

Photo credit: Courtesy of Abhita Austin

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