Indiegogo Campaign to Help Relocate NYCs St. Mark's Bookshop
St. Mark's Bookshop in NYC is asking for your help. The indie bookstore is only about 20% of the way to their goal of raising $50,000 for a move to a new East Village location. Their campaign, started in late February, ends in just over a month.
The indie bookshop, established in the late 70's, specializes in graphic design, poetry, and small presses, Their holdings include an eclectic array of periodicals and hard-to-find titles.
The shop had other troubles in 2011, fighting with Cooper Union, the college that also serves as the shop's landlord. An 11th hour board decision resulted in an agreement that reduced the rent for St. Mark's and gave the shop some reprieve. It's uncertain whether similar troubles have prompted the move to a new space, however the book shop's co-owner, Terry McCoy, admitted that the shop has been browsing for the last couple of years. Check out this blog post for more information on the history of Cooper Union's dealings with its neighbors.
You can help save this eclectic and respected bookstore. Visit the indiegogo campaign page and make a donation. Interestingly enough, though many of these campaigns offer questionable incentives for donors, St. Mark's will reward a $25 donation with a $25 gift certificate. Turns out, saving a bookstore is as easy as buying yourself some books.
Photo via St. Mark's Indiegogo page
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