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Book Picks from Williamsburg's Spoonbill and Sugartown

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Looking for summer reading material? In Beach Reads, we're asking some of the city's top bookstores the age-old question: read any good books lately?

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This week, we asked the owners of Spoonbill and Sugartown bookstore in Williamsburg to share their favorite titles on the shelves. Opened in 1999, the go-to shop (and recent Girls backdrop) has been around longer than most of the neighborhood's residents.

Check out three of their must-read summer picks, from a "stunning, contemporary coming-of-age tale" to a "personal prose collection documenting parties, sex, and general life happenings."

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
"The 2nd in the incredible Italian writer's 'Neopolitan Trilogy,' the saga of a lifelong female friendship continues, with adult complications."

Green Girl by Kate Zambrano
"This sharp, stunning, contemporary coming-of-age tale has been reissued for wider release, and we have signed copies."

Things to Shout Out Loud at Parties by Markus Almond
"The author of the popular zine 'Brooklyn to Mars' has released his latest effort, a personal prose collection (with a rad Betamax-inspired cover) documenting parties, sex, and general life happenings. Good for Millennials and Generation X'ers."— Miles Bellamy and Jonas Kyle
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