Bluestockings is a collectively-owned bookstore, cafe, and activist space in the Lower East Side. The space is collectively owned, with a focus on breaking even so that the store can continue to exist, and is staffed entirely by volunteers in a non-hierarchical model. Bluestockings members and volunteers take intentional and proactive care to nurture a space that is welcoming and non-threatening to all people, regardless of gender identity, survivor status, age, sexual orientation, race, and other identity group memberships. When Bluestockings was founded 15 years ago, it focused mainly on feminism; it now fills its shelves and events with topics about many forms of activism, oppression, and stories of marginalized people.
Strategies and tactics
Inclusive & Dynamic Governance – Member-run organization – Collective ownership – Safer Space policy
172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002