Bluestockings

Bluestockings Bookstore Announces New Suffolk Street Location

Posted August 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

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 […]

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Bluestockings Shutters Allen Street Bookstore Amidst Pandemic Rent Hike

Posted July 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

Bluestockings, the long-running feminist bookstore on Allen Street, is closing down for good. Leaving the space it’s called home for two decades. Apparently the shutter is a double-whammy – due to both pandemic times and a landlord demanding more money. “Due to so many unforeseen circumstances both pandemic-related and otherwise, we must leave our current […]

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‘Bluestockings’ Celebrates 20 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

This month, the venerable Bluestockings celebrates a momentous milestone. Twenty years selling books from a storefront on Allen Street. Bluestockings – named for the 18th century intellectual women in the Blue Stockings Society – opened at 172 Allen in 1999. Its current model as a collectively-run, worker-owned bookstore and activist center followed a brief closure […]

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How About the ‘Bluestockings’ Facelift on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Check out the Bluestockings facelift on Allen Street. The faded canopy of the last several years was deposed last week in favor of something more “loud.” This slight makeover was expected, albeit more than a year in the making. The eighteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 in […]

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This is What the Updated Bluestockings Bookstore will Look Like

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:00 am

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, […]

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Bluestockings Bookstore Raises More Than $37K to Stay on LES; Renovation to Follow Next Month

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Bluestockings is one of the last “feminist bookstores” in the country (there are 13). In fact, it’s pretty much the only bookstore on the Lower East Side. The sixteen-year-old, left-leaning institution is committed to staying in the neighborhood, having recently re-upped the lease at 172 Allen Street. But costs of maintaining the business have skyrocketed. […]

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Help ‘Bluestockings Bookstore’ Stay on the Lower East Side

Posted September 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

Bluestockings Bookstore is one of the few eclectic businesses left that manages to tread water during this tidal wave of hyper-gentrification. It’s operated on the Lower East Side for nearly two decades – 16 years, to be precise – pushing left-leaning literature on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate & […]

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Clayton’s Corner: World War 3 and Chalkboard Tees

Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

  This week’s installment of Clayton’s Corner… World War 3 Illustrated book release party at Blue Stockings – original editors Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, who started the magazine in 1980 … WW3 illustrator Mac McGill, an ACKER Award recipient… …Art show at Chalkboard T-Shirt pop-up store on Lafayette Street. Street artist Gazoo To The Moon […]

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Bluestockings Shows Its Support for Edward Snowden

Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

The mere mention of Edward Snowden is a polarizing conversation tact. Arguments abound – is he a traitor or an American hero? Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street is siding with Edward Snowden during this current crisis of international asylum. A simple printout in its doorway announces that “Edward Snowden is welcome here.” A red flag […]

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Felix Morelo Chalks ‘Bad Luck Spot’ on Allen Street

Posted May 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Optimism is seemingly running low in some corners of the Lower East SIde of late.

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