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We are a nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space in downtown NYC. All proceeds from every show you attend and everything you buy, down to a record and a PBR, go directly to our mission of fighting AIDS and homelessness. 126 Crosby Street, NYC

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Posted one day late because I can only assume you were all barbecuing yesterday while I was laboring away at reading the entire bookternet for you. It’s cool.

  • Tuesday, September 4 at 7PM, Free
    How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life with Dan Wilbur, Community Bookstore, Perigee, and Tumblr
    Tonight kick’s off our fall season with HOW NOT TO READ, the first book from Better Book Titles’ Dan Wilbur. Dan is a comedian and a bookseller, the most dangerous combination of things to be, so he invited some friends along: Chris GethardElna Baker, Adam Newman, and Community Bookstore. Plus free drinks while they last thanks to sponsor Perigee!
     
  • Wednesday, September 5 at 10:30AM / $5 per family
    Storytime and Singalong for Kids
    Our baby and kid’s storytime and singalong is back! Bring the little ones (ages zero to three) to dance when the spirit says dance. Every Wednesday at 10:30AM.
     
  • Wednesday, September 5 at 7PM / FREE
    Adult Education Presents: The Political Animal
    As Election Day approaches Adult Education — a monthly lecture series devoted to making useless knowledge somewhat less useless – returns from summer hiatus with DAVID HILL, “Give Metta World Peace A Chance” and PHIL CAMPBELL, “Strange Bedfellow.” Hosted, as ever,  by Charles Star.
     
  • Friday, September 7 at 6:30PM / FREE
    Two Boots Americana Jamboree
    A boot-stompin’, down-home edition of our happy hour, featuring music from Dan Whitener, Young Lungs, Odetta Hartman, and more. Plus our regular Friday Night Happy Hour specials ($12 beer buckets!) and pizza, of course. Presented by Two Boots pizza, Americana Jamboree is the first Friday of every month. Full honky tonk regalia encouraged: Western shirts, bolo ties, and your party boots!
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