Four Decades of Literature at St Mark’s Bookshop

In 1977, five men were working at a failing bookstore on St Mark’s Place when they decided to pool what little money they had and launch their own venture. Nearly 40 years later, as print continues to decline, St Mark’s Bookstore is still alive and fighting against gentrification and digitalization in the East Village. Their secret? A commitment to providing their creative customers with the specialized inventory they want.

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