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Indiebound Spotlight: BookCourt

Throughout May, we’ll spotlight different NYC indie bookstores on our blog. IBNYC booksellers will tell us about some favorite independent businesses located near their shops, so when you’re out browsing at the bookstores, you’ll have info on other Indiebound businesses to visit nearby. This is a guide for shoppers and a resource for booksellers from around the world who will be visiting NYC this month for Book Expo America.

store-1Today’s Indiebound Spotlight shines on BookCourt in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn — a great independent, family-owned bookstore with over 50,000 titles in a wide variety of categories. Located in a convenient central location on Court Street (where they have been since they opened in 1981), the shop hosts numerous author events in its spacious and stylish new expanded space (shown in this photo.)

One of BookCourt’s owners, Mary Gannett, has shared this handy list of indie businesses located near the store that are favorites of their bookseller staff:

Two For the Pot – incredible coffee/tea selection for home brewing, plus all the necessary accessories. Been there since 1973!

NCH Studio – fine gift shop, but the jewelry selection is the best. Especially Laura Frank’s collection – she’s the daughter of the owners & has her own line.

Rapisarda – perfect pick-me-up place! Fun, clever & incredibly reasonable jewelry, plus nice selection of leather bags & wallets.

Sahadi’s – people come from all over the city to shop here. Bins of nuts, grains, olives, are very inviting. Specializes in Middle Eastern food.

Bar Tabac – our go-to spot for lunch, dinner, late night drink. Fun French bistro that has live music & great burgers.

Pacific Green – our corner fruit & vegetable/deli/cheese shop. We couldn’t get through the day without them!

Find all these independent businesses and IBNYC on Indiebound. Join today and add your favorite indie businesses!


Written by ibnyc

May 20, 2009 at 12:41 pm

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