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Five and Dime Sale at Spoonbill & Sugartown

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First come sushi restaurants, then comes a chain drug store, then a palm reader, and then a neighborhood has reached the peak of gentrification. The sushi and Thai joints arrived on Bedford Ave long ago, but the palm reader spot and Duane Reade are brand spanking new. (As are a new crop of food trucks!)

No matter what else pops up along the strip, Spoonbill & Sugartown will always be one of the best bookstores in the burroghs. Where else can you get a fancy architecture coffee table book, a coloring book of vaginas and a used copy of a novel you’ve been meaning to reread since high school? With a bonus resident kitty cat? And right now, they’re running a Five and Dime Sale, where everything in certian boxes is either $5 or $10. According to the markerboard outside the store, the sale runs until they decide it’s over. So you should’ve been heading there two sentences ago.

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Five and Dime Sale
Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers
218 Bedford Avenue between N4th and N5th Streets [Williamsburg, Brooklyn]
Dailyi until ??

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.