No matter what city I’m in, I’m always drawn to their bookstores. I just love to go in and browse for a few minutes and feel some comfort. Brooklyn’s Spoonbill & Sugartown bookstore on Bedford Ave. was no exception. It’s small and well-stocked and in the midst of restaurants, cafes, and clothing stores. The bookstore is known to have the best bookstore cat and the place was recently featured on HBO’s popular show Girls.
The bibliophile in me had to visit one of the most famous bookstores in the world. I was so overwhelmed when I first walked in that I just toured around every floor soaking everything in. Four floors, 18 miles of books, and one hour later, I walked out with copies of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and Ernest Hemingway’s Moveable Feast plus one of the store’s signature red tote bags.