In the bizarro land under the bridges known as Dumbo, independent bookstores are thriving. Friday the Brooklyn Eagle reported that P.S. Bookshop, the sweet little bookstore at 145 Front Street where neighborhood toddlers play and Max Fischer goes regularly to research beekeeping, will soon be moving into a much, much bigger space on the other (fancier) side of the tracks at 70 Washington Street.
As luck would have it, this happy news coincides (more or less) with New York City’s First Independent Bookstore Week, which runs November 15 to 21. There are events at indie bookstores all over the city (click here for a schedule), but even before the festivities begin another Dumbo bookshop, powerHouse Arena, is hosting the opening party tomorrow with live music, food and drink, a raffle and an impressive slate of speakers including authors Kurt Andersen, Michael Greenberg and Jennifer Egan, and Macmillan CEO John Sargent. Click here for details and RSVP info.