Bookstores are not dead! Not only is Amazon.com opening a physical bookstore in Washington state (oh, the irony), but independent booksellers like Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore are also thriving enough to expand –opening a second location, this time in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
Located at 626 Flatbush Avenue (off Fenimore Street), the new bookstore will feature everything you’re used to, plus Greenlight’s offsite sales business. It is due to open “in the next year,” say owners Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo.
They also told library website Shelf Awareness that it will be “closely tailored to its neighborhood and will host events and seek to partner with local institutions with the goal of becoming a true community space.”
Fitting, who lives in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, added: “Right now neighborhood residents have to travel pretty far afield to buy a book, but our plan is to change that by bringing a bookstore to 626 Flatbush. When an emotional investment and a smart business decision coincide, it’s a beautiful thing.”