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Bluestockings Bookstore and Café--Injecting Some Fun into "The Revolution"

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Melody Breyer-Grell

The first time I set foot in "Bluestockings," I felt a rush of late 70's nostalgia. I instantly recalled the first gay bookstore I visited when I lived in Philadelphia, a clean, airy space, named "Giovanni's Room" after one of the titles of the iconic African-American gay writer, James Baldwin.

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Has His Way With Words

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.30.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Words, words, words. When they flow from Ron Kolm's mouth, they are not so much a stream of consciousness as a river of remembrance.

Nate C. Hindman

Struggling Bookshop Turns To Crowdfunding In Fight To Survive | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

At a rally last fall in New York’s East Village celebrating the end of a long battle between the 35-year old St. Mark’s Bookshop and its landlord,...

Saving a Bookshop With Local Love and Considerable National Help

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Pearl Korn

This is a lovely, pre-holiday tale that could have captured the imagination of Charles Dickens. It is the story of a little, independent, different kind of bookshop that has served an artist and working-class community for 34 years.

Christopher Mathias

St. Mark's Bookshop Will NOT Be Closing | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

The St. Mark's Bookshop will stay open, after all. At a press conference outside the store Thursday morning, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stri...

The Best New York Bookstores

This Recording | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home

All I ever really wanted was to read books and make more. So I came to New York in the fall of 2005, fresh out of college, to work in publishing. It t...

The Faithful Shopper: Buy Books in New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A number of notable independent bookshops in New York are bucking the trend, providing a place to browse and find the unexpected tome or meet an author.