Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Books Are Magic: Our New Local Indie Bookstore Opening May 1

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The most anticipated neighborhood opening has to be the one of Books Are Magic, a new independently-owned local bookstore that is coming to 225 Smith Street at the corner of Butler Street.  The opening date has been set for May 1st and we all should make it a point to support and promote this business so that it can thrive here for many years.  We have all complained about the many chain stores  that have taken over our storefronts, this is our opportunity to show that an indie book store can survive here as well.

Books Are Magic's owner, Emma Straub, is the author of New York Times bestsellers 'Modern Lovers' and 'The Vacationers'. She was once an employee at Book Court, the beloved book store on Court Street, which closed late in 2016.  That closing left her 'heartbroken" and on her website she explains:
"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."


To stay in touch with Books are magic, visit its web site here. You can also find Books Are Magic on twitter:@booksaremagicbk or instagram: @booksaremagicbk.


2 comments:

Concetta said...

Yay--good news!

Anonymous said...

Looks good. Nice storefront. The name, however, is unfortunate. Sounds like a kids store. But I am happy to have a well curated bookstore in the hood.