So Much Depends Upon a New Bookstore: Postcard From Paris

Ethan Gilsdorf

On the evening of October 29, more than seventy-five people crammed into The Red Wheelbarrow, a newly opened Anglophone bookshop, to inaugurate a reading series and celebrate two literary magazines: Upstairs at Duroc, published at the Anglo cultural center WICE, and Pharos, edited collectively by poet Alice Notleys workshop at the British Institute in Paris. The enthusiastic crowd spilled onto the cobblestone street, smoking cigarettes and craning their necks for a view of the proceedings.

McNally Jackson Books Williamsburg

This expansion store of McNally Jackson Books located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a two-story space with a large selection of literature and a robust children’s book section. The shop also hosts readings, talks, and panels across a range of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.


Unnameable Books

Unnameable Books is a bookstore located in the heart of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Founded as “Adam’s Books” before being renamed, the store specializes in poetry, has an eclectic collection of used books, and carries work from small independent presses such as Ugly Duckling Press.


Greenlight Bookstore: Fort Greene

Owners Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo have a combined twenty-six years in the bookstore and publishing industry. In 2009, they opened Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with the support of the Fort Greene Association and a Community Lender Program. This independent bookstore carries a robust selection in a wide variety of genres, and has a full calendar of events for adults and children.


Blue Cypress Books

Blue Cypress Books buys, sells, and trades a wide range of classic and contemporary fiction, poetry, art and photography, science fiction and mystery, antiquarian and collectibles, and all genres of nonfiction. The shop is home to the largest collection of secondhand children's books, and also stocks new and secondhand New Orleans and Louisiana fiction and history.


Octavia Books

Octavia Books is an independent, locally-owned bookstore located uptown in New Orleans. The store regularly hosts author events such as signings, readings, and talks. 



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