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- Photo via Brooklyn the Borough
Another place to read in peace while drinking beer? Molasses, which has perfected a model of beer, wine, coffee, and an excellent collection of used books (here, you can actually buy them, as opposed to Mellow Pages, which runs on a membership-based rental model). If you really just want to buy a lot of beer, though, you can do that too, at the delightfully extensive, just-opened beer emporium The Sampler
, which'll even let you do an on-site tasting before you bag up your (hand-labeled) bottles to take home with you.
The neighborhood's also become a pretty solid hub for thrifting, with Urban Jungle as its cornerstone, and a rare balance of men's and women's clothing (there's also a well-stocked Goodwill directly up the street, which doesn't hurt). Those more inclined toward serious digging can spend hours pawing through Green Village Used Clothing and Furniture, while anyone who'd rather pay a little more for higher-end pieces that someone else dug around for, C O L L E C T I O N S just opened down the street from Storefront Bushwick, and has been known to have free champagne kicking around, too. Something for everyone, and all that.
Molasses Books, 770 Hart St.
Urban Jungle, 118 Knickerbocker St.
Green Village, 276 Starr St.
C O L L E C T I O N S, 16A Wilson Ave.
The Sampler, 234 Starr St.