clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bushwick Now a Hotspot for Bookstores—and Bookstore Parties

New, 2 comments
Molasses Books. Image via DNAInfo<span></span>
Molasses Books. Image via DNAInfo

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Bookstores aren't dead—they've just moved to Bushwick, and they've attracted quite a social crowd. From nightly talks to book release parties for local authors and even dance parties, the Brooklyn literati have certainly been taking advantage of the recent revival of bookstores in the growing neighborhood.

DNAInfo reports that several independent bookshops and a library have opened in Bushwick over the last year, including Molasses Books, which hosts DJ parties every Tuesday evening and has a beer and liquor license—making it the perfect spot to read and drink during the day. On the more sobering side, Catland Books is an "occult and metaphysical-themed book shop," where talks, readings, and performance art takes place.

With these and a store inside an art gallery, another that hosts "radical political gatherings," and even an independent library with live music, any bookworm can find a niche here. Now put down the Kindle and hop on that L train, already.—Laura Gurfein
·Literary Event Mecca Emerges From Bushwick's Bookstore Void [DNAInfo]
·Astoria To Gain Two Indie Bookstores, One Specifically For Nerds [Racked NY]
·Find Any Book Imaginable At These Fifteen Indie Bookstores [Racked NY]

Molasses Books

770 Hart Street Brooklyn, New York 11237