Ready to expand your personal library? A popular book tour returns to the Lower East Side in June to help New Yorkers find new titles for their collections.
Last year, five bookstores on the Lower East Side hosted the first LES Book Crawl. Run by Bluestockings Cooperative, a queer, trans, and women-owned feminist bookstore that has been part of the LES community for more than 20 years, the crawl aims to celebrate the diversity and resilience of independent bookstores in the neighborhood by offering discounts, free drinks and special gifts.
With Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore at the helm, the LES Book Crawl will take place on June 11. As it coincides with Pride Month, stores will highlight books by and about the LBGTQ+ community, giving queer New Yorkers and book lovers a chance to participate in an all-ages activity.
The following bookstores will participate in the crawl this year:
- Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore, 116 Suffolk St.
- Book Club Bar, 197 E 3rd St.
- Sweet Pickle Pounds, 47 Orchard Street
- Yu & Me Books, 44 Mulberry Street.
- McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St.
- Pillow-Cat Books, 328 E 9th St.
For more information on the LES Book Tour, Contact 917-409-0440, [email protected]or via Instagram @bluestockingsnyc and Twitter @bluestockings.