PLACES TO INSPIRE: GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE
Greenlight - an independent bookstore in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighbourhood.
686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
WHY I LOVE IT
Book shops are my happy places; I find few things more calming and inspiring than spending an hour lost in their aisles. New York's Greenlight is one of my favourites - a place I discovered while I was staying in nearby Park Slope a few years ago, and have found myself returning ever since. The selection of novels, magazines, and essay collections is excellent, and the friendly staff don't seem to mind you poring over a selection of them before you buy. There are also lots of brilliant instore readings and events with prolific local authors: tonight sees Adam Johnson in conversation with the brilliant Jennifer Egan. Support your local bookstore! (Lucky you, if it happens to be Greenlight).