Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-8pm
F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park
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In the fall of 2006, Brooklyn native Leonora Stein opened this tiny Windsor Terrace bookstore named after her bookbinder father; it has since become an oasis for locals who would otherwise trek to Park Slope to get their literary fix. Many of the store’s customers are regulars—some of them longtime neighborhood residents, others younger transplants to the area. The cozy sliver of a space has exposed brick and lavender walls, pale wood shelves, and a mellow gray cat named Holly Golightly. Stein’s wide-ranging, mostly used inventory encompasses trendy paperback fiction and nonfiction, travel guides, true crime, children’s stories, and limited editions. Customers can bring in up to twenty of their old books on Sundays in exchange for store credit and hunt for bargains in the $1 cart outside. Plus, any title can be special-ordered.