An influx of celebrity authors, hipsters and rent-shocked Manhattan refugees is only the latest chapter in Brooklyn’s long-heralded bookish history. P.S. Bookshop, relocating to corner space at 70 Washington Street, promises to keep the borough’s literary blood circulating with its labyrinthine shelves of rare, used and first-edition books. Neither is Brooklyn’s next generation of bibliophiles neglected: The store maintains a wonderland of children’s books and hosts afternoon story-times complete with guitars and singalongs.
Not straying far from its former location, the bookstore signed a 10-year lease with Brooklyn development giant Two Trees Management for the 2,138-square-foot Dumbo space. The store’s first home at 68 Jay Street attracted a devoted Dumbo following, which extolled its perusing-friendly couches and plentiful obscure titles.
Suzanne Schwimmer of Schwimmer Realty represented the bookstore, and Caroline Pardo represented Two Trees Management in-house.