Bluestockings Books is a bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NY. The store is run by over 40 people who volunteer their time on a weekly basis. Bluestockings currently has over 4,000 titles. In addition to books, the store carries zines, DVDs, menstrual products, calendars, journals, posters, patches, pins, and Zapatista products.
Bluestockings hosts events almost every night. Events include political speakers, book tours, slideshow presentations, open mic nights, and much more! Several clubs meet there as well. Clubs include the feminist book club, the radical teachers' book club, and the dyke knitting circle.
The store opened in 1999 as a feminist bookstore and shortly after was bought by new owners and reopened as a radical bookstore. In 2005, the store was renovated and its space was expanded to the current size.
Zine Reading Extravaganza
About four times a year, the store hosts a Bluestockings Zine Reading Extravaganza. The last reading took place on March 25, 2007, and featured 10 different zinesters. The next reading is scheduled to take place in June.
172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002, USA
Zines: zines AT bluestockings.com
General: info AT bluestockings.com