Way back in 2017 I shared a story about one woman’s efforts to bring an independent bookstore to the New York City Borough of the Bronx. It’s still difficult to believe that this entire district of the largest city in the United States had no bookstores. I rarely post links to crowdfunding campaigns, but Noëlle Santos’ crusade got my attention and support. I hope that some of you also contributed to the Let’s bring a goddamn bookstore to the Bronx campaign too. Long story short, the project was a huge success earning more than $170,000 and also attracting a grant from the New York Public Library.
This Saturday, on Independent Bookstore Day, the Lit Bar will have its official grand opening. So if you are in NYC, take a trip to the Bronx for the festivities, if not tell your New York friends to support the bookstore launch.