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Despite Rent Reduction, St. Mark’s Bookshop Might Have to Move

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Interior of the East Village's St. Mark's Bookshop. Photo by James Kelleher. By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop has been a literary fixture of the East Village since 1977. It’s where Allen Ginsberg met Philip Glass, where Susan Sontag and Annie Leibovitz spent Sunday evenings and where William S. Burroughs hung out. Since the economy took a turn for the worse, however, the shop has struggled to [&hellip
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St. Mark’s Bookshop to Leave East Village?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

st.marks By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop seeks a new home. Established in 1977, the bookshop is a literary fixture in the East Village that has attracted cultural luminaries like William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and Susan Sontag. According to Crain’s, however, the store hopes to find a more affordable location when its rent increases [&hellip
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Robert Contant, owner of St. Mark’s Bookshop

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Books, News Our Town Downtown

The St. Mark’s Bookshop, a treasured literary collection near Astor Place, is no stranger to economic dips, bankruptcy scares and ultimate survival. The store, in operation in the East Village since the 1970s and once a haunt of Allen Ginsberg and William Boroughs, today finds itself once again on the precipice of shutting its doors. [&hellip
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