The Lit. Bar is slated to be the only bookstore in Boogie Down Bronx, launching in the fall of 2018. 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? We will offer a carefully curated selection of general books, gift items, programming, and create original media content, which emphasize local interest and diversity for all ages.


To create a haven that inspires reading, encourages healthy social interaction, highlights diverse voices, and increases intellectual visibility in the Bronx.

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

  • Purchase books recommended by our family of “BXsellers” (booksellers);

  • become exposed to the works of local underground authors & artists;

  • read, work, and network with peers & 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.