Last year LES held its first annual book crawl highlighting five of the neighborhood’s indie bookstores to celebrate their diversity and resilience, and since then we’ve been waiting for it to make its return.
Well, book lovers rejoice because the LES Book Crawl is returning THIS Saturday, June 11 and it’s filled with incredible discounts, free drinks, and awesome giveaways.
This year’s book crawl will feature many of the same bookstores as last year alongside new additions that may have yet to be explored. And, just in time for Pride Month, this year’s crawl is being launched by Bluestockings Cooperative, a queer, trans, and women-owned feminist bookstore that boasts over 20 years on the Lower East Side and is one of the oldest feminist bookstores in the country.
Shops participating in the crawl will partake in the city’s Pride Month celebration and will highlight books by and about the LBGTQ+ community to be enjoyed by queer New Yorkers and book lovers alike.
Participating bookstores include:
- Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore – 116 Suffolk Street
- Book Club Bar – 197 E 3rd Street
- Sweet Pickle Books – 47 Orchard Street
- Yu & Me Books – 44 Mulberry Street
- McNally Jackson – 52 Prince Street
- Pillow-Cat Books – 328 E 9th Street
The crawl officially starts at 12p.m. and ends at 7p.m., this Saturday, June 11th. You can stay updated by checking out Bluestockings Cooperative Instagram page.