As much as I love Portlandia’s take on the feminist bookshop, I worry that what they reference will soon be extinct. The following article lists the 13 remaining self-proclaimed feminist bookstores in North America, a significant drop from the 120 in the mid-1990s. Maybe your hometown is on the list!
If you want to check out one in New York, Bluestockings is a “volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center” (bluestockings.com) on 172 Allen Street. It’s open 11AM to 11PM daily, so stop by for a fresh cup of coffee and a new book!