163 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cobble Hill


Don't tell the loyal clientele at this brick-and-mortar bookstore that it's the age of the Kindle. The mom-and-pop shop is going strong; in fact, it recently expanded. BookCourt is beloved for frequent readings and other features that come only with the human touch—like "hot topic" tables that staff members frequently update with relevant books, and reading groups that bring customers together for rewarding discussions. Whether you're looking for a new hardcover mystery or a children's book, the exceptionally knowledgeable staff will be eager to help (and if they don't have your desired book on hand, they'll be glad to make a special order); it's their good work that's allowed the place to thrive for more than three decades.

Photo: Malcolm Brown


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