Friday, October 23, 2009

Have You Noticed That There's a New Independent Bookstore In Fort Greene? Because There Is

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 6:01 PM

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Every neighborhood needs a bookstore, really, especially when that neighborhood already has a number of organic wine and dinner-party provision stores, interdisciplinary performance spaces, eco-friendly outdoor Cuban restaurants and flea markets, et cetera et cetera. So Greenlight Bookstore, on Fulton Street across from Habana Outpost and just above the Lafayette C and Fulton G, had its soft opening last weekend, giving Fort Greene its own BookCourt/McNally Jackson/Three Lives/et cetera equivalent.

There is a launch, tomorrow, with a kid-lit reading in the morning, and a reading and free champagne toast in the evening. And then, presumably, they'll keep funneling more and more alcohol down your gullet until you can't help but buy everything you see, and the evening descends into a free-for-all, well-dressed young parents clawing at each other for the last copies of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, chaos reigns.

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