One part art supplies store, one part gallery, one part library – all parts absolutely awesome. I had no idea how enthralled I would become with the Brooklyn Art Library [28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211] in Williamsburg when my friend dragged me inside, but you should never judge a book by its cover.
Have you ever heard of The Sketchbook Project? There are thousands of these little books lining the walls from artists all over the world.
The books are individually cataloged with searchable details – so you can look up virtually any subject of interest. A staff member will help you create a library card so you can start searching. It’s fun to test words, whatever pops in your head first! Everything I tried worked ranging from the beach,
and of course end on cats.
I could imagine being entirely engulfed in the cozy little space, enjoying the careful creativity of strangers from who knows where, I would slowly begin to understand and appreciate.