When BookCourt opened in 1981, just crossing the Brooklyn Bridge felt like a visit to the country, or at the very least to a suburb of Manhattan. But in the past 30 years, the Cobble Hill bookstore has become the epicenter of the booming literary Brooklyn scene. Now, the family-owned indie is planning to expand to the actual country, where fresh air and sunshine will mingle with that book smell that even people who mostly read on tablets claim to love.
Earlier this week, BookCourt announced their plans to buy Bibliobarn, the Catskill bookstore 160 miles north of the city that was recently put up for sale. The idea is to make the new second location in South Kortright, which they are going to call BookCourt North, into a bookshop, event space and writers’ retreat. Read More