The Bookshop made it official earlier today...
Our last day open will be Sunday, February 28, 2016. Thank you for your many years of patronage.— St. Mark's Bookshop (@stmarksbookshop) February 24, 2016
Until then, the storefront at 136 E. Third St. between Avenue A and First Avenue — its fourth location since opening on St. Mark's Place in 1977 — is selling off what's left of its stock at 50-percent off...
Meanwhile, there is still a movement to reopen a new bookstore somewhere in the neighborhood. Here's part of our interview from last week with Rafael Khalid, a Brooklyn resident and bookstore lover, who is helping find investors...
New bookstores give authors, poets, and writers a voice to be heard, not just in the community but in the world. Historically, people come from all over the world to the East Village to discover new talent that might not be heard or be able to breakthrough all the noise and clutter. My goal is to continue the legacy or best parts of St. Mark's Bookshop while adapting to today's environment.
Also, at the Daily News today, writer J.I. Baker recalls his time work at St. Mark's Bookshop in the late 1980s.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: St. Mark's Bookshop prepping fundraiser ahead of possible move to Avenue A.
Is this the new home for the St. Mark's Bookshop?
Report: St. Mark's Bookshop signs lease for East 3rd Street space
Renovations at the future St. Mark's Bookshop on East 3rd Street
St. Mark's Bookshop seeking buyers with an ownership interest
Report: Last stand for St. Mark's Bookshop
Report: Latest woe for St. Mark's Bookshop — possible eviction
[Updated] These are likely the last days for St. Mark's Bookshop
Looking to carry on the legacy of St. Mark's Bookshop