Books Are Magic

Books in Brooklyn: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook
Image by Mikki Brammer
Image by Mikki Brammer

Opened in 2017 by novelist Emma Straub and her designer husband, this independent bookstore has won over Brooklyn's resident bookworms, not only with its well-curated selection of established and new authors but also with regular free events, including talks and panels. After perusing the shelves, you can also stock up on cute stationery, tote bags and other accessories.

Lingering is encouraged in many comfortable nooks and crannies.