WNBA Wednesday: Indie Bookstore Crawl!

Thursday, May 10, 5:15 PM – 8:45 PM

A Special Members-Only Event
(Members may invite guests.)
RSVP: programs (at) wnba-nyc (dot) org

It’s so obvious, we’re wondering why we never thought of this one before! Based upon the time-honored pub crawl, we invite you to join us for our first ever Indie Bookstore Crawl, on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 5:15 PM.

Meet with independent booksellers. Ask questions about how they’re keeping up with the growing popularity of e-readers and competition from the massive online bookstores.  Find out what’s selling and what’s not, and of course, browse the shelves while you’re there!

  • You may join the crawl at any time and drop off whenever it’s convenient for you.
  • Bookstore owners will speak briefly to our group 15 minutes after arrival time.
  • Alice’s Teacup café in Books of Wonder will be open for those who desire some mid-crawl fortification, and we will be going to a local bar or restaurant for refreshments after leaving St. Mark’s Bookshop.
  • RSVP to programs (at) wnba-nyc (dot) org.


~ Idlewild
12 West 19th Street, #2, New York, NY 10011

Located just a couple of blocks from Union Square, Idlewild specializes in travel books and world literature. With its high ceilings and huge windows, Idlewild’s space boasts a grandeur not normally associated with independent bookstores.  Map

~ Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
New York City’s oldest and largest independent children’s bookstore, Books of Wonder has something to offer children of all ages. BOW offers everything from newly published children’s, YA, and teen novels and reference books, to old and rare editions of classic children’s books.  Map

~ Three Lives and Company
154 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014
Quite literally, the little shop around the corner. When you reminisce about the bookstore of your childhood, there’s a good chance it looked something like this. Dedicated to discovering and sharing books that might otherwise be overlooked, Three Lives & Co. maintains a loyal following in the city.  Map

~ Saint Mark’s Bookshop

31 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Serving a community of students, artists and academics since 1977, St. Mark’s specializes in books on cultural theory, graphic design, poetry & small press publishing, film studies, and foreign and domestic periodicals and journals.  Map

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