INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES: New York City, NY

How long has it been since you supported your local independent bookstore or library? I don’t care what your answer is. However long it has been is much too long. We all need to get out there and show some love for those lonely foot soldiers in the fight against illiteracy, literary apathy, and the threat of complete assimilation by the American zero-attention-span-unless-it’s-a-video-zombie-culture that is taking an ever-greater hold of our society. If you live in or intend to visit New York City then here is a good place to start…

BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKSTORE, CAFÉ & ACTIVIST CENTER

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “We carry over 6000 titles on topics such as queer and gender studies, global capitalism, feminism, police and prisons, democracy studies, and black liberation. You can also find some good 'ole smutty fiction. We also carry magazines, zines, journals, alternative menstrual products and other oddly hard-to-find good things. We host readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films almost every night.”

WHERE TO FIND THEM: 172 Allen Street, New York, NY

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bluestockingsnyc
TWITTER: @Bluestockings
ON THE WEB: http://bluestockings.com