What's Next for The Lit. Bar

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You get a bookstore, you get a bookstore, evvverybody gets a bookstooore!

We raised over $126,000 in 60 days (including offline contributions)! Thank you so much for beleiving & investing in me and in The Lit. Bar: where we'll live out our literary & wino dreams together in the Bronx. Every dollar you poured in and every share has an impact helping us turn the vision for our third space into reality. I can't even say that my dreams are coming true, because this is all so much bigger than I could have ever imagined.

It's lit! You surpassed your crowdfund goal. So The Lit. Bar opens tomorrow, right?

Now, the real work begins! The funds raised via Indiegogo represent about a third of our start-up costs. Beginning April 10th (after some administrative duties, a trip to Oregon for the American Booksellers Association's Children's Institute, and some rest), we will get aggressive about securing a lease and a small business loan. Your wild support to-date let prospective property owners and lenders know that the Bronx means business! We are following up on several opportunities for a space and funding that didn't come easily before you backed us up.

We're striving to open our home by the fall (or this year should we need to run over any unexpected roadblocks). While working on the work, we're staying relevant in the press, creating/mailing your perks, and working our day jobs. Thank you for your patience as we catch up on several hundred of your congratulatory messages and inquiries.

What's all this "we/our" about? My team of one is now two! Ashanti Muniz has blown me away with her talents and dedication to The Lit. Bar's mission. I'm honored to have her join my start-up team and beyond. Some of her hats will include email management, graphic design, and helping to coordinate bookish events that will go down before we even open.
Hi Everyone! I'm super excited to be apart of The Lit. Bar and ready to offer both hands toward Noëlle's dedication to enriching our community with a space for local arts and culture to thrive! As a longtime bookseller in pursuit of library and museum studies, I'm looking forward to sustaining the LIT. life of the Bronx.

Introducing our new FAQ page where you'll find answers to our most frequently asked questions on:

  • Volunteering
  • Book Donations
  • Opportunities for Indie Authors & Artists
Check Out Our FAQs Page Here

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Ebony Magazine: March 2017 Issue page 70. Woman Up!

New 12 The Bronx: Bronx woman raises funds to open bookstore bar 


TimeOut New York: Eight bad-ass New York women who are making a difference

Lit Ish: On The Plus Side: The Lit. Bar Will Serve Up Books, Wine, & Bronx-Pride!

TimeOut New York: The Bronx is getting its only bookstore soon, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign

Forbes: An Enterprising Woman Makes Bringing Books To The Bronx Her Business

Bookselling This Week:  Noelle Santos’ Lit. Bar Hits $100,000 Fundraising Goal

Glamour: Meet the Woman Bringing a Bookstore Back to the Bronx

NY1 News: Aspiring Owner Passes Fundraising Goal to Open Bookstore in Bronx

DNAinfo: 'Goddamn Bookstore' Coming to The Bronx After Crowdfunding Goal Surpassed

Bookselling This Week: Noelle Santos’ Lit. Bar Gathers Momentum for a Summer Opening  


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