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Best of Brooklyn: Top 5 Indie Bookstores

Independent bookstores are making a comeback in Brooklyn.

If you find joy in the scent of fresh pages and the allure of a captivating story, Brooklyn has a treasure trove of unique bookstores waiting to be explored. Here, you'll find a delightful array of bookstores, each with its own unique charm and character, catering to the diverse tastes of readers.

Check out these top five book havens that will satisfy your literary cravings.

1. Unnameable Books

This indie gem located in Prospect Heights is a book lover's dream come true. It's a place where you can get lost in a labyrinth of stories, from old classics to obscure gems and everything in between. You'll find yourself in a never-ending adventure of exploration! And here's the best part: Unnameable Books is more than just a bookstore — it's a hub for vibrant events and gatherings! Expect engaging author talks, book launches and whimsical gatherings that unite bookworms from all walks of life.

2. Books Are Magic

Prepare to be charmed by the whimsical ambiance of Books Are Magic — with two locations at 122 Montague St. and 225 Smith St. This delightful independent bookstore is a dream come true for those seeking literary treasures. The shelves are stocked with an expertly curated collection, and its friendly staff is always eager to recommend their latest favorites. Take a break from browsing and enjoy the cozy reading nook, complete with comfy chairs and fairytale-like decor, where you can lose yourself in the pages of a new book.

3. Greenlight Bookstore 

If you crave a mix of classics and contemporary literature, Greenlight Bookstore is your go-to spot. This gem, found on 686 Fulton St.,  has a fantastic selection of both fiction and non-fiction works, along with a dedicated section for children's books. With regular book signings and literary events, you might even get the chance to meet your favorite author! Drop by and let the charm of this local favorite sweep you off your feet.

4. Molasses Books

For the book lover with eclectic tastes, Molasses Books offers an unforgettable experience. This quirky used bookstore on 770 Hart St. doubles as a bar, so you can sip on a refreshing beverage while getting lost in a sea of pre-loved paperbacks. Embrace the laid-back atmosphere and spend hours browsing their shelves — you never know what hidden gems you might uncover.

5. Terrace Books

Nestled near Prospect Park, Terrace Books is a haven for those who enjoy exploring unique and hard-to-find titles. Its carefully curated selection spans various genres, from art and design to obscure poetry collections. The serene atmosphere is perfect for some peaceful reading time. After picking out your literary companion, head to the park for an enriching outdoor reading session.

So, whether you're a devoted book lover or just looking for a cozy spot to unwind, these five Brooklyn bookstores have got you covered. Get ready to dive into the captivating world of books, one page at a time. Happy reading!

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