Serving up Books, Wine, & Bronx-pride...

... as the only bookstore in the borough. The Lit. Bar will offer a carefully curated selection of general interest books, gift items, events, and programs with a particular focus on local and women’s interests. Our venue will encourage curious readers and welcome literary, art, and community gatherings--connecting the great pastimes of social drinking and introverted reading. What better way to loosen our tongues and talk about the books we love? 


The Lit. Bar’s mission is to create a haven which inspires reading, healthy social interaction, and forward-thinking in the Bronx. We aim to broaden our community’s knowledge and capacities through our carefully curated book selection and stimulating events, and enthuse with fun, Bronx and reader-related products. We are committed to the quirky needs of our customers, working as a dedicated community partner, and helping to redefine stigmas associated with the borough.

Our vision is to be the premier venue for Bronxites and visitors to:

  • Purchase books either sought-out or recommended by our staff of “BookTenders”;
  • become exposed to the works of local underground authors & artists;
  • read, work, meet, and socialize with peers and neighbors;
  • consume intellectual entertainment (including author events, wine tastings, poetry slams, children's storytime, and more); and
  • learn about existing and upcoming opportunities in the borough.