St. Mark's Bookshop is holding a fundraiser to help them prepare for a move to a new location in the East Village, as Publishers Weekly first reported.
And here's information on the event via the St. Mark's Bookshop Facebook event page that we found:
We invite you to an Auction of Signed and Annotated First Editions to Benefit St. Mark's Bookshop
Tuesday December 3 - Sunday December 15
Thursday December 5 6-8 PM
$5 at the door
We are conducting an auction of over 50 rare signed and annotated first editions and ephemera from some of NYC’s best known writers. The auction will benefit St. Mark’s Bookshop, and help fund its upcoming move. Included are works from Yoko Ono, Anne Carson, Junot Diaz, John Ashbery, Patti Smith, Art Spiegelman, Walter Abish, Paul Auster, Bill Berkson, Charles Bernstein, Lydia Davis, Kenneth Goldsmith/Joan La Barbara, Richard Hell, Major Jackson, Wayne Koestenbaum, Phillip Lopate, Eileen Myles, Arthur Nersesian, E. Annie Proulx, Sam Shepard, Peter Straub, Lynne Tillman, Anne Waldman and Tsipi Keller.
Bidding begins December 3 online here
On Thursday Dec. 5, you are invited to come to the bookstore, where all the works will be on display for bidding and there will be a Live auction of selected works. If you can’t be present for the live event, you can leave an absentee bid online.
Join us and share wine and light refreshments.
The Bookshop is apparently moving to a new location near East Third Street and Avenue A (maybe here), though there hasn't been any information disclosed about this just yet...