Bronx-native and lover of literature, Noëlle Santos.

Meet the Owner

Noëlle Santos is a millennial, Afro-Latina, hailing from the Bronx in New York City. OK, this third-person mumbo-jumbo is torture. We know it's me, lol…

Hi! I’m Noëlle; representing the Bronx. I came of age in Soundview, and at age 16, I was a high school graduate living independently in Parkchester. In 2008, I became a resident of Crotona Park East, where I reside today.

My studies at Lehman College earned me both a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting (2009) and a master’s degree in human resources management (2012). I also hold the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations. When I’m not working as the HR & Payroll Director for an IT firm, I’m exploring the Bronx & beyond, operating my book club, working in bookstores, and striving towards bringing the only bookshop to our borough.

The Lit. Bar will be just as multifaceted as me: a bookstore/wine bar/community center. I dream of a graffiti & chandelier theme, much like my life.

Follow my journey to opening and connect with me personally on my blog: The1st Noëlle: Bossy & Bookish in the South Bronx.