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2022 Halloween Book Crawl

October 30, 2022, noon7 pm.
Bluestockings Book Crawl 2

The Crawl returns to the LES on Sunday, October 30th. Think a pub crawl, but for local book shops! This year it will feature many of the original shops, as well as new additions book lovers may not have explored yet. The Crawl was launched by Bluestockings Cooperative, a queer feminist bookstore that boasts over 20 years on the Lower East Side. Joining Bluestockings will be neighborhood favorites: Book Club Bar, a cozy bookshop also offering wine and beer; Sweet Pickle Books, a wonderfully quirky shop that honors the neighborhood’s history of pickling by selling pickles in addition to used books; the newly opened Yu and Me Books, the first female Asian-American owned bookstore in NYC located in Manhattan’s Chinatown; Pillow-Cat Books, featuring books about animals, delightful merchandise, and a shop cat named Pillow; and neighborhood mainstay, McNally Jackson on Prince Street.

Each bookstore will offer discounts and perks (such as free merchandise and free snacks) throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes if they so choose and can go to the bookstores in any order between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Bluestockings Cooperative is one of the oldest feminist bookstores in the country, and is proudly queer, trans and women-owned. They curate books about intersectional feminism and collective liberation, as well as offer community space and mutual aid like harm reduction training and a free store.

You can find out more about Bluestockings and the LES Book Crawl by contacting 917-409-0440, [email protected], or via instagram @bluestockingsnyc and twitter @bluestockings. The full list of participating stores and addresses are below.

The crawl officially starts at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th.

Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore: 116 Suffolk St. [email protected]

Book Club Bar: 197 E 3rd St. [email protected]

Sweet Pickle Books: 47 Orchard St. [email protected]

Yu & Me Books: 44 Mulberry St. [email protected]

McNally Jackson: 52 Prince St. [email protected]