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It's so refreshing to hear of a bookstore opening, instead of one shuttering. This weekend brought the debut of artsy new Dumbo shop Melville House at 145 Plymouth Street and Pearl Street. The airy, industrial and spare space feels like an art gallery; tables and shelves showcase the independent publishing house's quirky titles such as Tao Lin's Eeeee Eee Eeee and The Little Girl and The Cigarette by Benoit Duteurtre. One truly interesting aspect of the store is its selection of novellas, printed in book form with a range of Crayola-colored covers. When we dropped by on Saturday the staff was still working out some kinks with the credit card machine, so bring cash if you're looking to add to your home library.

Shelves of novellas.

The exterior of the store.

· Melville House [Official Site]