Best Feminist Bookstore/Community Enterprise (2008)


Women-focused book events (think all the authors from Le Tigre's "Hot Topic"), workshops, and a meeting and gathering place. The ambitious goal, according to BLUESTOCKINGS WOMEN'S BOOKSTORE AND CAFÉ's mission statement, is "to be trans-inclusive, multi-lingual, open to all sexualities and spirit-ualities, intergenerational and to challenge racism, classism, ablism, sexism, ageism and sizism." Besides an exemplary selection of fiction and nonfiction, both new and used and both academic and general, this independent venture offers an eclectic range of weekly affairs, including "Women and Comics," "Dyke Knitting Group," "Women's Film Night," and "Blue Heights" (featuring poetry by women of color).