St. Mark’s Bookshop is planning to relocate, and they need your help to make it happen.

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— The anatomy (and evolution) of a book cover. — Did you know that there is HUGE market for ‘kosher’ fiction in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community? NEITHER DID WE. — Larry McMurtry, author of Terms of Endearment, auctioned off a ton of books in Texas. (“Eric Stuart, 30, and his wife, Caitlin, 23, came to [...]

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Although St. Mark’s Bookshop will be forced to move from its current location (31 Third Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets) in the East Village, the lower Manhattan literary landmark isn’t giving up so easily. The popular independent bookstore wants to move to a cheaper location in the same neighborhood, but they need our help. [...]

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1. Schulman telling us how very different the village was then from how it is now. 2. The crowd listening, rapt. I came for the inspiration and stayed for the revelations. Sound like church? Yes indeed! An East Village kind of church: the St. Mark’s Bookshop. The place was just as I remembered it from [...]

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1. Tao Lin: “‘an emo band called ‘jean rhys.’” 2. Marie Calloway, and some dude named Adrien Brody.   I’d never been to an event at St. Marks Bookshop in the East Village, though I’m a regular patron. They have the best critical theory section in the city hands down, and when you don’t feel like [...]

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Each month in the Literary Artifacts space, writer Kristopher Jansma writes about his encounters with rare books, writerly memorabilia, and other treasures in New York City and around the world, hoping to discover how the internet age is changing the face of literature as we know it. This week, St. Mark’s Bookshop announced that despite the massive outcry from [...]

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