Greenlight Bookstore

Greenlight Bookstore

Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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    Has a stamp of approval from Village Voice and AFAR Media
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    Gideon O.
    "Amazing independent bookstore."(6 Tips)
    Channon F.
    "Lovely little bookstore."(3 Tips)
    John M.
    "Best bookstore in brooklyn."(2 Tips)
    Recycle C.
    "great author readings..comfort"(2 Tips)
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  • Varun S.heart icon on user image
    Varun ShettyOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bury me here. One of the best bookstores I've ever been to. Tables upon tables of great selections.
  • Joanna F.heart icon on user image
    Joanna FlammDecember 23, 2016
    Great bookstore with helpful staff. It's everything you want a bookstore to be!
    Upvoted Oct 15
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.April 28, 2014
    Gothamist says, "With its sprawling selection and glorious children's section, it's the oasis the neighborhood had long yearned for. Don't miss their yearly soiree during the Brooklyn Book Festival." Read more
  • David B.heart icon on user image
    David BrahlerMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for browsing books. If you have a specific book in mind, it's easiest to ask a helpful sales associate.
  • nymag
    nymagAugust 10, 2010
    This indie spot boasts a tremendous fiction section, a roomy children’s nook, and lots of coffee-table books on hand-built bicycles and other Brooklyn preoccupations. Great author readings, too! Read more
  • Nate K.heart icon on user image
    Nate KowalJanuary 5, 2015
    It's a great space with a great selection of books. Great kids section and pleasant staff. It is great to see such a cozy and we'll organized bookstore.
  • Bianca O.heart icon on user image
    Bianca OrlandoDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Everybody is very knowledgeable so trust them for advice.. And enroll i their Frequent Customer program no hassle and you get a prezzie!
  • Lucille B.heart icon on user image
    Lucille ButlerDecember 22, 2019
    Bookstore had a good array of local authors, new releases, and contemporary classics. Barely an agriculture/gardening section though, so it couldn't service my needs :(.
  • Channon F.heart icon on user image
    Channon FordAugust 22, 2016
    Lovely little bookstore. Super helpful & friendly staff. Broad selection of childrens books. Very happy I found this shop.
  • Kappie F.heart icon on user image
    Kappie FarringtonJuly 27, 2016
    Best bookstore for miles around. Amazing selection run by lovely folks. Good vibes and great curation.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Don't forget to check out the event calendar before heading over. You may just end up running into one of your favorite authors at this spot! Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    At this independent bookstore, sunlight streams onto industrial tables covered by books. They’ve got a range of titles about New York, Fort Greene, and photography. Read more
  • Claudia F.heart icon on user image
    Claudia FilthApril 28, 2018
    Check out their events. They’ve had everyone from a presidential candidate to a nazi specialist speak. Stellar selection.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great book store with awesome speaking and reading events. Worth supporting, and worth checking out randomly on a quiet night.
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    Mike CowlesJune 29, 2018
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  • Katja S.heart icon on user image
    Katja Schroeder 😼November 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great book selection and kid friendly . This weekend they have a fundraiser for Greene Hill School, mention Greene Hill at cash register to support the school's library.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    If you build it, they will read. Popular demand---and some vocal attendees of a 2008 community board meeting---augured the opening of this independent bookstore. Read more
  • Richard B.heart icon on user image
    Richard BushDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have kids check out the great kids section, the weekends in the morning they put on great performances.
  • Xandar W.
    Xandar WilderMay 20, 2021
    Good store with good collection of books. Staff always try to help if i find what i'm looking for.
  • John M.heart icon on user image
    John MichaelJanuary 29, 2015
    Best bookstore in brooklyn. Probably. Great readings too, so check the events calendar.
  • Afi Y.heart icon on user image
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 7, 2015
    Airy store with a wide selection of books. The staff was really friendly and helpful too!
  • Carmen N.heart icon on user image
    Carmen NFebruary 27, 2016
    Charming independent bookstore where I absolutely always find something interesting that I have never seen before.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonFebruary 21, 2018
    Good bookstore albeit not sure why it has such a high ratinng
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WSeptember 15, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this bookstore! You get a 15% discount if you're a BAM member.
  • Lianne S.
    Lianne StokesOctober 26, 2011
    Support this newcomer to the Brooklyn indie bookstore scene. With mom n' pop bookstores folding across the country, let's keep this one in business!
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonOctober 14, 2014
    Pretty little bookstore in town. They hold event frequently. You can check the schedule at the store.
  • Todd S.
    Todd SimmonsNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Brooklyn's latest indie bookstore is a terrific place to lose oneself for a few hours and seems to be an institution in the making. Drop in for one of their author readings/talks. Steps from BAM
  • Shanté S.heart icon on user image
    Shanté SmallsAugust 24, 2015
    Great books and location and events. Stuck-up staff.
  • Paula B.heart icon on user image
    Paula BurleyJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Books cool cards and journals/notebooks. Smart people work here and they have chill attitudes which makes frequent browsing a neighborhood habit.
  • Colin D.heart icon on user image
    Colin DuRantFebruary 8, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Great neighborhood bookstore. Excellent selection. Friendly service.
  • HuffPost
    HuffPostJuly 8, 2010
    Greenlight is a newcomer to the Brooklyn indie bookstore scene. Great staff, great selection, and make sure to check out their excellent author readings. Check out other great indie bookstores here: Read more
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    The independent bookstore draws a celebrity clientele to its readings and curated bookshelves.
  • Virginia A.heart icon on user image
    The best bookshop in the nearby area
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PowerDecember 4, 2011
    They have a comfy velvet chair right next to the table of Murakami books - check it out!
  • Gideon O.heart icon on user image
    Gideon OlshanskyFebruary 20, 2017
    Amazing independent bookstore. Great selection of indie publishers.
  • Ben H.heart icon on user image
    Ben HuffMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent selection of local authors and New York centric books
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BokFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you order a book, it comes as quickly as Amazon and you're supporting your local!
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhJuly 30, 2020
    Nice selection of books. Close to the C & G trains.
  • Ayça A.
    Ayça AksuJanuary 5, 2014
    There's no separate science fiction section. It's all in fiction. A pleasure to browse nonetheless.
  • Lizheart icon on user image
    LizApril 20, 2016
    Favorite bookstore! Great selection and layout
  • Ginny J.
    Ginny JenningsDecember 25, 2012
    Knowledgeable staff, excellent selection, welcoming.
  • Angela Isabelheart icon on user image
    Angela IsabelJune 1, 2019
    Selection of books for Brooklynites
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FlynnAugust 24, 2011
    This place is cool if you're in the neighborhood. Great selection, quiet vibe.
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    mr bear lives in the back in his little house
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 19, 2011
    A charming, independent bookstore with a nice, local flair. — Hannah Y., Designer
  • Elton W.
    Elton WOctober 2, 2012
    They have a 10% discount for students and teachers!!! :)
  • Dawn
    DawnAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best little bookstore in brooklyn and one of my faves in the city <3 <3 <3
  • Ron K.heart icon on user image
    Ron KavanaughFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful bookstore in the heart of Fort Greene BK
  • Ren W.heart icon on user image
    Ren WJune 18, 2015
    A small store on the Fulton st.
  • Ana M.
    Ana MontesMarch 10, 2013
    Awesome! !! Worth the visit from nj
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