Emma Straub, author and former employee of Book Court, the beloved book store that recently closed after decades in Cobble Hill, will be opening Books Are Magic at 225 Smith Street.
Work on the storefront has already begun and it appears that that it will open this spring.
From Emma Straub's website:
"A neighborhood without an independent bookstore is a body without a heart. And so we’re building a new heart.
We’ve spent the last few months looking at spaces, getting our math together, and thinking about light fixtures. We have secured initial funding and crossed our fingers. And so, dear Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Columbia Waterfront, and beyond…you won’t be lonely for long. Books are magic, and we want to make sure that this neighborhood is positively coated in bookish fairydust for decades to come.
We feel really lucky to know so many bookstore owners and booksellers and writers and publishers, and to already feel the support of our community. We are working hard to make sure that our children (and yours) have new corners to claim as their own. Let us know if you have ideas to share, hands to lend, or some magic of your own to add to the mix."
You can sign up for to the store's mailing list for updates here. Find Books Are Magic on twitter:@booksaremagicbk or instagram: @booksaremagicbk