15 Magical Instagrams of Your New Favorite Bookstore

15 Magical Instagrams of Your New Favorite BookstoreInstagram (@hazelstaybookish)

Emma Straub is a very successful author. She is also, unsurprisingly, a hardcore fan of book-and-mortar bookstores that celebrate readers and writers alike. Before she was a New York Times best-selling author, she even worked at one: BookCourt, an independent store in Brooklyn that was beloved until it sadly closed last December.

Straub, like many others in her Cobble Hill neighborhood, was devastated. So she hatched a plan: she would open her own independent bookstore with her husband, Michael Fusco, to fill the void BookCourt had left behind.

The result is a store for ink and paper designed for the social media set. Books Are Magic is supremely Instagrammable, with pink neon signs, exposed brick, and a dreamy light blue storefront. It’s the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon, but if you’re not in the neighborhood, no worries.

Check out the ‘gram below and let yourself be transported to book heaven.

Loved visiting this bookstore in Brooklyn! I have so many unshared photos from my bookish adventures in New York haha

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Learning to read ๐Ÿ’ก

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neighborhood bookstore

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When you go to the new indie bookstore you last saw under construction and find that it's now a thriving, warm, happy space, perfect for events like last night's Q&A with @daniwriter and @adacalhoun… and you see your own book and the 33 1/3 series given pride of place on the Staff Picks shelf. โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข Thank you, @emmastraub! Not just for the @nkotb #HanginToughTheBook love but for helping music-lovers discover this indie series of books that don't always get such great shelf space in bookstores. Seeing some of my writing friends and picking up my @booksaremagicbk membership swag made it a magical night indeed. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, team #booksaremagic! (Go visit and support books!)

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Now want octagon reading nook for home pls. Also #littlesister

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Perfect weekend bookstore strolls. Yeah, that's a reading couch. ๐Ÿ˜

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Emma is magic.

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These were some of my faveย ‘grams of Books Are Magic

Share some of yours in the comments below!

Justine Goode
the authorJustine Goode
LA-born reader. English major. Liberal with em-dashes.