Independent Bookstore Campaign


The “40K in 40 days” campaign is raising money to open La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem. Contribute before October 24th, and every dollar invested will be matched by a donor.

“La Casa Azul Bookstore will sell new & used books, coffee, pastries, art, clothing and locally-made cards and gifts. A fresh stock of books by local and Latino writers will help solidify our niche as a purveyor of authors of local and regional interest. La Casa Azul Bookstore will  cross-promote with local businesses to highlight the importance of sustainability & buying locally. We will continue to work with area schools and nonprofits to promote literacy in the East Harlem community.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →