A derivative of the 18th century Blue Stocking Society—an English collective established to promote literature written for women, by women—this volunteer-powered bookstore, activist center and fair trade cafe stays true to its eponym housing over 6,000 titles on feminism, sexuality, anarchism, social justice and queer and gender studies. There’s even a case devoted to alternative menstrual products, affectionately labeled “BSTOX.” Check the events calendar for nightly readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films.
Along with its vast selection of excellent museums, NYC is known for having some of the best bookstores ever. And if you're looking for new, used, rare and specialty favorites, these shops will certainly have some special surprises for you. Our city’s known for housing some of the best NYC authors, such as Patti Smith, Ariel Levy and Herman Melville, and at these stores, you can find their works along with everything from feminist anthologies to foreign screenplays.
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