Cobble Hill's BookCourt just re-opened its lower level, offering customers access to a larger selection of their cheap books. The basement area has played a variety of roles over the years—it's been an office for the past three, and before that it housed recent fiction. But now, the space will include more affordable offerings, including everyone's favorite, the $1 bookcase.
And BookCourt has bigger plans come summer: Once the hot weather hits, the team hopes to turn the downstairs space into a saloon-style room, complete with coffee, wine, and other non-reading materials. It's nice to see a community-based, independent bookstore thrive and expand while industrial-sized bookstores seem to be closing all over town. And as the Brooklyn Paper puts it, "cheap reads and the promise of booze certainly don't hurt."—Yale Breslin
· BookCourt Expands [Brooklyn Paper]
· BookCourt [Official Site]