New York Magazine has a big feature on the independent bookstore revival - a revival which, needless to say, CSD supports whole-heartedly. I was happy to see that two local favorites - Cobble Hill's Bookcourt and Fort Greene's Greenlight Books - are mentioned in this page about where some well-known New York City authors shop for books.
My loyalties are mixed - Greenlight is a beautiful store in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city, its inventory is fantastic, and its staff recommendations are all class. Bookcourt isn't as nice of a space, but its in-store author events blow away everybody else - Don DeLillo, Peter Hedges and David Mitchell in the past few months, among others. In upstate New York, Talking Leaves Books, my old neighborhood bookstore, continues to flourish.