We carry thousands of titles on topics including feminism, sexuality, queer studies, class and labor, police/prisons, anarchism, activist strategies, ecology, parenting and pregnancy, feminist fiction, queer fiction, and more. Many of our books are from alternative authors/collectives and published by small alternative publishers, including AK Press, PM Press, Feminist Press and more.
Please drop off up to three copies of the zine you want to submit, or ship them to Bluestockings Bookstore, Attn: Zines, 172 Allen St, NYC 10002. Make sure they are stapled or otherwise bound so the pages stay together, and that the title is clearly visible on the cover or the title page. Please also include a note with your name, mailing address, email contact information and cover price of the zine. Keep in mind that review copies may not be returned to you. We will get
back to you within two weeks regarding whether we think it is a good fit for us. If so, we will put those copies on the shelf to sell, and if/when they sell, we will contact you to order more and to arrange payment. Consignment zine sales are payable after they sell for 50% of the cover price. If any of the copies do not sell within 6 months of the previous sale, we will be in touch with you about returning them.
Submitting Magazines or Books
For both self-published books and periodicals, we accept up to three copies of a given title initially. This goes for consignment submission after an author event as well. Copies can either be dropped off at the shop or shipped to Bluestockings Bookstore, Attn: Magazines or Attn: Consignment (depending), 172 Allen St, NYC 10002. Titles are consigned at a 50/50 pay rate based on your stated retail price. Review titles should be left with the expectation that they may not be returnable. The initial consignment period is 90 days. We make every effort to feature all new titles as they come in. If no books have sold within the first 30 days we reserve the right to end the consignment period early. If sales average two copies or less for every 30 days, we reserve the right to not place a second order, even if all books are sold. Any remaining books after the consignment period is over can be picked up within 30 days after the consignment period ending, after which they are considered donated. If reorders are required more frequently than average, we may request to shift from consignment terms to general Net-90 invoice terms at that time. We strongly prefer to pay out via PayPal for ease of payment, however we can also pay by check as well. We do not pay out in cash. Please send a follow up email after submitting to either firstname.lastname@example.org for periodicals or email@example.com for book submissions. As well, we are happy to correspond internationally by email. We do not make phone calls outside of the United States.
If you would like to donate used or new books, you are welcome to call on Sundays for consideration, or send an email alternatively. 10% of all of our used book sales goes towards funding the NYC chapter of Books through Bars. Unfortunately at this time we do not have the resources to buy used books.
If you want to check if we have a title in stock, call us at (212) 777-6028 from 11 am to 11 pm. If we don’t have a title you want in stock, we can special order it for you! Our inventory in-brief is available for purchase from our online store below. If you wish to order a title that you do not see here, feel free to send an email and we’ll see what we can do! Orders will ship USPS Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation unless otherwise requested, at a flat rate of $4.99 per order. US address only at this time.