Bluestockings Bookstore Announces New Suffolk Street Location

Posted on: August 10th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

116 Suffolk St., May 2015

That was quick.

Forced from its longtime Allen Street shop – due to coronavirus troubles and purported rent hikes – Bluestockings is ready for the next chapter. And it remains on the Lower East Side.

The so-called feminist bookstore found a larger space on Suffolk Street just a few blocks southeast. It’ll take the store previously occupied by the Spreadhouse coffee shop. (They closed last year.)

“Thanks to the amazing fundraiser we held in June, ‘Another World is Possible!’ we raised enough money to put down a security deposit on a new space and secure the future of Bluestockings,” ownership said in a Facebook post.

Now with the new home at 116 Suffolk, Bluestockings is again in fundraising mode. It hopes to collect $150K to “realize the move.”

Named for the 18th-century intellectual women in the Blue Stockings Society – the store opened at 172 Allen in 1999.

We have the keys to a new home! We want to build a beautiful, accessible space that can better resource our community…

Posted by Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center on Friday, August 7, 2020

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