This is part of a new series that Effluvia is doing on independent booksellers, info-shops, distros and other collective and individual exercises in the dissemination of “alternative” media. As the behemoth B&N adds more kitsch and subtracts more books from its brick and mortar stores and moves more of its business online, we at Effluvia hope to see a resurgence of DIY/indie shops dedicated to the printed word (as well as other art).
Who better to kick off the series than the infamous NYC-based Book Thug Nation!?! BTN is a bookstore with roots on the street corners and in zine culture, that is now a booming bookstore and all around force to be reckoned with! Please check out our short interview with the Book Thugs, and visit their store, in person or online.