Bluestocking Bookstore, Lower East Side, Manhattan
“A bluestocking is an educated, intellectual woman, originally a member of the 18th-century Blue Stockings Society.” Bluestocking Bookstore, Cafe and Activist Center opened its doors in 1999 and has been home to all kinds of activism and hosts events on a regular basis. Their name taken from the history or herstory which dates back to the 18th century.
The bookstore “Bluestockings is a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center,” with an emphasis on feminism, queer and gender studies, political theory and much more while providing a supportive and safe environment for everyone. They are open from 11am to 11pm everyday.
Bluestockings - 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002