This is What the Updated Bluestockings Bookstore will Look Like
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On the heels of an uber-successful crowdfunding campaign this fall, Bluestockings Bookstore is just about ready for its tune-up. The sixteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 for interior modifications and to help with the re-upped lease at 172 Allen Street.
Time to spend it.
As previously reported, Bluestockings will use the cash coffers for a three-pronged makeover: remodeling the storefront (new awning, signage, new wiring), updating the point-of-sale software and cafe equipment, and expanding overall inventory with new acquisitions. “Bluestockings believes that physical renovations to our storefront are vital to meeting demands of an ever-changing publishing industry and expanding our customer base,” reads a public statement on its struggle.
“The work will be likely in January/February, depending on how long the city takes,” co-owner Sarah Olle tells us. “We are nailing down the details of the flooring and will probably do this after the busy holiday season.”
No permits are filed with the Department of Buildings thus far. But there is this rendering of what the storefront will look like. Sprucing it up a bit…