[Photo by Jeremiah Moss via Facebook]
From the St. Mark's Bookshop Facebook page:
On June 23 we close at 10 pm and hope to open a few days later at 136 East 3rd St.
The bookshop has been at 31 Third Ave. and Stuyvesant Street since 1992, and in the neighborhood a total of 37 years.
[EVG file photo]
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
I hope I like their new location better. I never liked their current location.
I wonder if they're going to stock any books?
While not a huge fan of the store I will miss it as the quiet low-key anchor of that corner. Whatever moves in after will most likely drastically change the feel of that whole area, probably for the worse.
Thanks to Joyce Ravitz for saving this one and too bad Dominic Pisciotta Berg and David McWater were able to bully everyone on land use and now SPURA will finally put the nails on the coffin of the Lower East Side. If the like 30,000 people who signed the petition for St. Marks Books railed against SPURA and other developments then perhaps neighborhoods could have been spared. So long Lower East Side.
Next week the new fund drive begins to keep the new location afloat.
The new location isn't the best place for a book store, but be thankful that they're not throwing in the towel.
As I've said before, they don't HAVE to operate a book store -- there are much easier ways to make a living!
Wherever they are, I'm glad they'll still be HERE!!
Cue the crowd funding website
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