The virtue of independent bookstores has always been the people at work in them and this has been best represented in the breadth and depth of our staff picks, those shelves and cards set up around bookstores with our expertise and passion for books on full display. But with our shops shuttered by COVID-19, hundreds of skilled booksellers across the city have been laid off or had their hours cut while we try to 'flatten the curve.'
That's why we've banded together to round out the flatness of staying home and share the best of what we know with the communities we've served, using bookshop.org. You can continue to support your local NYC booksellers during COVID-19 by shopping with us below. For the next eight weeks, 30% of the purchase price will go to sustain the talented booksellers who have lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic. Every bookseller who contributes ten or more recommendations to this endeavor will share equally in the money generated. And all of your purchases from this online storefront, not just our recommendations, will be shipped right to your door.
On this page, you'll find the collective expertise and collected enthusiasm of booksellers from some of the best shops in NYC. This is no substitute for the sense of community in our home stores, but until we can work again, we're more than happy to share our favorite books. We're unemployed and open for business. Happy reading.
For more information, email us
Logo and banner by the incredible Chad Felix
MUCH love to Tobias Carroll, our first customer
H/T to Charlie Jane Anders' story in A People's Future of the United States