January 15, 2013

Girls in a bookstore


A still from the show

It’d be hard to top the achingly cool bookish setting that opened the first season of GIRLS, but Lena had to give it a try. Sunday night’s second-season premiere featured a scene in Williamsburg’s own Spoonbill & Sugartown—although for some reason the background books were given over to one publisher, powerHouse. That’s right: the GIRLS crew shipped in their own books to film this one-minute bookstore scene. Those with too much time on their hands can analyse these annotated stills, provided by powerHouse, to try to decipher the hidden message. Others can probably just put it down to permissions issues.

So, Williamsburg residents: Have the bus tours started yet? West Villagers still have nightmares about the Magnolia Bakery fallout, remember. Is it OK to be quietly hoping that no future episode makes it over to Unnameable?


Ellie Robins is an editor at Melville House. Previously, she was managing editor of Hesperus Press.