Last year Written Nerd book blogger Jessica Stockton Bagnulo won the Brooklyn Public Library’s annual business plan competition, getting a $15,000 grant to open a bookstore in Brooklyn. Today she signed a lease on the new space–mere blocks from the home of one GalleyCat editor.
Greenlight Bookstore is now the official tenant of 686 Fulton Street, an address located squarely in the middle of Fort Greene, the Brooklyn neighborhood where Walt Whitman used to peddle newspapers. Above is a photo of the new space.
Here’s more from the post: “The space is about 2000 square feet — just right for stocking a wide variety of books in many categories, and for hosting great author readings and other events, while still feeling cozy. The funky layout has both wide open spaces and nooks and crannies, perfect for a quiet browse, for reading a picture book with a child, or for chatting with friends and neighbors … We’re also working with a local Brooklyn architect team, Jarrett Pelletier and Frederick Tang of deFT Projects, on a plan to make this a beautiful, welcoming space that incorporates the best traditions of bookstores and Brooklyn style.”