Bluestockings Bookstore Celebrates 18 Years This Saturday

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Everybody’s favorite volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center, Bluestockings, is celebrating their 18th anniversary on Saturday, June 3, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.   They write:

Come celebrate 18 incredible years of Bluestockings! The night will feature a talent show and open mic, open to all who want to participate. There will be snacks, friends, and lots of love all around. We’d love for all of you who have helped us stay open for so long to be there to celebrate with us–we wouldn’t be here without the support of our beautiful community!

The center hosts readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films almost every night. The bookstore was founded in 1999 as a community space and events venue for women. It expanded it’s feminist focus to a broader focus on radical politics and activism, including queer and gender theory, race/racism, and anti-capitalism, and more in 2003, after activist Brooke Lehman stepped in to save the center from financial duress. She assembled a six-person collective to operate the space, which has been going strong, thanks in part to a large volunteer staff and community donations, ever since.