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Best Stationery Store New York 2012 - Brooklyn Art Library

Brooklyn Art Library

103A N. 3rd St.

Brooklyn, NY 11211


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It might just be the quintessential North Williamsburg institution. Half-store, half-library, it's an oasis for anyone sorely missing the bygone days when writing and design were done the hard way and getting ink on your hands was still a thing. Purveyor of wholly unnecessary but irresistibly romantic vintage stationery and drawing utensils, this shop keeps a rotating stock of artistic ephemera including old bowling-alley markers, National Rifle Association hunting and trapping manuals, lumber-company ledgers, and all manner of notebooks and journals . . . so take that, Internet! Let's give thanks to the Brooklyn Art Library. The place also houses the Sketchbook Project, a collection of thousands of hand-illustrated and -authored journals donated by people from all over the world. It's definitely a place to be inspired and maybe pick up a pack or two of crayons, just in case it has been a while. 103A North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-7941, (11211)

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