Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mast Books launches sale ahead of short move on Avenue A


[Photo from early April]

Back on May 1 in our "Empty corner storefronts on Avenue A" post, we noted that Mast Books was moving a few storefronts away to the larger space on Avenue A at Fifth Street.

This past weekend Mast announced a sale on Instagram ahead of the relocation...


The storefront has sat empty since East Village Pharmacy moved to 41 Avenue A in early 2011. (There was also the brief reign of Gestations.)

As previously noted, this is a good block for retail here between Fifth Street and Fourth Street … with a coffee shop/cafe (Croissanteria), a housewares shop (Lancelotti), a bookstore (Mast), a magazine shop (Ink on A), a gift shop (Alphabets), a dry cleaners … not to mention the nail salon, lottery place and the liquor store.

Mast opened on A in May 2010.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great news!

Anonymous said...

I stopped going in this place. Unfortunately they are elitist snobs, and they've lost more than just my business. It's sad, in a world where we don't have enough places like this to go, that they have to treat people like they do.

Glenn said...

I'll go to Mercer Books instead, thank you. This store is just a bunch of opportunists who have carefully "curated" and up-marketed books for clueless hipsters who just discovered Allen Ginsburg and the Warhol scene 3 days ago.

Unknown said...

Ah! GOOD news in the neighborhood! Thanks for this post! I love this place and their books!
So happy for them! And us!

Unknown said...

The more bookstores, the better off we all are!

Rob Warren said...

Mast is the best small book store in NYC. IN order to maintain an inventiry as they do takes hard work and $. Its the only place in town where you can find and see uncommon and rare books in fine condiition. I wish them all the very best up the block.

Rob Warren, Bookseller