F, G at Carroll St.
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This venue is closed.
One would never guess that this pristine and orderly store is principally a used bookshop. The basement-level entryway greets customers with a few small sections of new fiction, popular nonfiction, and children’s titles, but the rest of the downstairs and the entire second story is reserved for used books. Most of the rigidly organized tomes can be had for less than a fiver and provide an interesting snapshot of the neighborhood’s tastes. The history section is riddled with Stephen Ambrose, the fiction shelves display a weakness for Melissa Bank, and the generously stocked cookbook shelves (ten in all) reveal that many Brooklynites enjoy vegetarian recipes and cooking with beer. Since the used-book inventory is dependent on locals and the new options are limited, Pranga is better suited to browsing than searching for a particular title. Shoppers can also peruse a small rack of DVDs at the back of the first floor.Sell Your Books
Head up to the second floor (use the outside staircase) to the book-buying desk during these hours: Mon, Fri–Sun (11 a.m.–7 p.m.)