Friday, March 4, 2016

An epilogue sale at St. Mark's Bookshop

St. Mark's Bookshop closed for good on Sunday... however, there will be an epilogue sale tomorrow (Saturday!) at the shop, 136 E. Third St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.

From noon to 8 p.m., they'll be selling off more of what's left — books and magazines for $2. (And out-of-season cards are 46 cents, per the sign on the front door.)

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

Looking to carry on the legacy of St. Mark's Bookshop

Farewells: St. Mark's Bookshop will close for good on Sunday


Anonymous said...

Signs of the times. Signs of the times. Get a Kindle.

Anonymous said...

I hate when people blame bookstore closings on digital killing print. Digital has plateaued. Print is fine, and independent bookstores are healthier than they were 10 years ago. Edumacate yourself already, I am so tired of having to dig up Publishers Weekly links every time someone whinges about print being dead, because their website sucks.

I'll never own an e-reader and this bookstore failed because of mismanagement.

*slams book shut*

nygrump said...

people simply don't read like they used to - when they travel or wait they can jerk off on facebook and they don't even do that they just inanely thumb idiocy to each other - HFI High Frequency Idiocy is the ruling trading social platform you know. I think the only time the cell phone crowd actually talks to each other on the phones is to exchange bad news. I am tired of seeing people in public crying and wailing on their cell phones.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:59. It's more a matter of Amazon and other online sellers killing bookstores than digital killing print. Where have all the Barnes & Nobles gone? Why should customers pay more at a store? I don't doubt that bookstores are doing better, but I haven't noticed much of an uptick in new bookstores in Manhattan. I don't expect bookstores to go the way of video stores, but it strikes me as very tough business.

Anonymous said...

I dunno...always thought the most fun part of browsing in bookstores was (is) people watching (or possibly flirting.) Plus, you know, books!

Anonymous said...

@3:59 PM We only have half the number of independent bookstores that were around in the 1990s. Independent bookstores are recovering some of that ground now since Borders closed all of it's 700 stores, alone with the demise of B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, Books-a-Million and others. But there are still fewer bookstores today, That's mainly because Amazon has 20% share of book sales, not to mention all the other discount online sellers. The few bookstores that are left have to be strong just to survive, but to say they are thriving ignores the thousands of bookstores that are gone. Barnes & Noble is even closing down their Nook App Store, so digital has hurt traditional booksellers even when they tried to get into the game.

Anonymous said...

Any report today? Did anyone go? Could they sell anything, even at $2.00?