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172 Allen St (at 2nd Ave, F train, Lower East Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10002

Radical bookstore with a fair trade coffee bar that offers vegan pastries, organic fair trade zapatista coffee and tea. An anarchist, volunteer powered community space, and animal rights oriented store. Hosts events on food justice, sustainable agriculture, and animal rights. Also runs a feminist, locavore CSA. Cafe drinks and baked goods still offered, July 2012. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Reviews (8)

First Review by Bill K

Great bookstore - Edit

Super bookstore with a lot of literature if you are interested in left wing politics. It is false that there is a big section on animal activism, veganism, etc. But there is a lot of other great things. A place where you can sit, read a book and have a vegan cookie. Books are though not particularly cheap. -normal bookstore prices.

Pros: cosy , vegan cookies, cheap coffee

Cons: not so cheap books, not so much on veganism

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Amazing bookstore - Edit

Great bookstore with a really good selection plus vegan brownies and biscuits. The guys there are friendly and I could spend hours going through their bookshelves.

Pros: Great selection of books, Vegan brownies, Friendly staff

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Out of vegan pastries but great book store - Edit

This place has a lot of great books on all sorts of progressive topics. Staff were really nice. They had tea and coffee but were out of the vegan pastries.

Pros: Great books, Nice atmosphere

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Great grassroot bookstore, nice coffeeshop! - Edit

I really enjoyed the place - and yes, it's kind of a non-corporate version of a starbucks in a leftist bookstore. They have soy milk for the coffee and also vegan cookies - and of course a wide range of books about veganism (and many other topics.)

Pros: Great bookstore, Interesting events (readings etc.), Good vegan cookies

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LOVE IT - Edit

i used to volunteer there when i was residing in brooklyn, the place is wonderful. pleasure to be at, pleasure to work at. please go & purchase something, any donations are great & spend hours there, nobody minds! great meetup place, great place to relax, close to a few good restaurants, lots of free flyers & local info, little bulletin to post stuff too. great place, no flaws. i wish there were more all over.

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mostly food for thought, but some food for stomach - Edit

Yes, this is a bookstore but Bluestockings has a small cafe featuring snacks (mostly pastries) and coffee and tea. It's all organic and vegan; the anarcha-feminist collective that runs the store is committed to ecology, vegetarianism, and animal rights, as well as the broader overall project of total social transformation. As such, it's a nice place to drop by, chill out, socialize. Buy a book and a coffee! I'd rather throw my money in their direction than at Starbucks.

Pros: good politics/good people, social justice commitment, vegan/organic snacks

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