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Best Independent Bookstores in Brooklyn

We may not be super avid readers but we are definitely avid book buyers (G only buys ones with pictures). There are tons of amazing indie book shops in Brooklyn, whether you’re looking for a new release or the perfect rare find. This week we’ve rounded up our favorites across the neighborhoods we spend most of our time. 

McNally Jackson Williamsburg & Ft. Greene

FOR:
A new zine, colorful stationery & art books galore!



Unnamable Books
Prospect Heights

FOR:
Used books with character (come with time to browse and no book in mind).



Greenlight Bookstore
Ft. Greene

FOR:
An amazing selection of cookbooks.


Books Are Magic
Cobble Hill

FOR:
The most well curated selection of books in New York. 

PS this shop is owned by author Emma Straub; you can find signed copies of her books here!


Cafe Con Libros
Bed-Stuy

FOR:
As the the title states: a coffee with your book! 

PS this is the only Black-owned bookstore in Brooklyn and one of only two in NYC. GO SUPPORT!


Book Thug Nation
Williamsburg

FOR:
Used books, records, and zines.


Molasses Books
Bushwick

FOR:
The chance to trade in your old books for new ones...or for a coffee.


Community Bookstore
Park Slope

FOR:
The newest titles to read in nearby Prospect Park.

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