The bookstore-cafe, operated by East Village couple Erin Neary and Nat Esten, enjoyed five-plus months in business before having to close for the COVID-19 PAUSE in March. However, they were able to fullfill orders online, and Nat logged hundreds of miles making deliveries via his bicycle. (They reopened for to-go service on May 1, and in-store shopping in June.)
There was also an additional five-month wait for their beer-wine license. Anyway, starting today, they will have limited indoor cafe seating (in addition to their outdoor space) for coffee and other drinks.
Here's part of an email to customers via email:
We're so grateful for the community of the East Village and beyond for supporting us through every clunky step of shutting down and reopening. We wouldn't still be here if not for you! THANK YOU.
Photo from November 2019 by Stacie Joy