Business of the Month: bookbook & Support Small Businesses
At bookbook, doubts about the future of bookstores evaporate. The mood is cheerful and every other book calls your name. With longtime owners deeply invested in the Village -- who moved their Biography bookshop just down Bleecker Street and re-named it -- bookbook is our Business of the Month for March.
"The owners are terrific and they have a lovely staff who are polite and knowledgeable," wrote a Villager who nominated bookbook for the honor. "They care about what they do and take pride in the books they select...they persevered and found a new space so that they can continue to provide a service to the community and continue a tradition of book stores in Greenwich Village." Read more.
Now tell us another independent business in the Village, East Village or NoHo that you love just as much!
With GVSHP's new "Business of the Month" program, each month a local, independent business is featured on GVSHP's website and blog Off the Grid, and shared via social media and our e-bulletins, to showcase one of our neighborhoods' great and unique commercial treasures. The program underscores what makes each business so valued and distinctive. We hope it will increase support and patronage, aiding our local small businesses' health and viability.
Local businesses are the backbone of our neighborhoods, and many find themselves in an increasingly tough environment of rising rents and proliferating chain stores. GVSHP is committed to highlighting the businesses that help keep our neighborhoods unique and special, and provide a service, atmosphere, or specialty that can't be found anywhere else. In February, the popular but threatened shop East Village Cheese was featured; January's honoree was the beloved greasy spoon La Bonbonniere. Click here for more.
We're asking you, the public, to nominate your favorite businesses for consideration for our "Business of the Month." To nominate a business just fill in a very brief form here. Thank you!
Another important way to support mom-and-pops is by backing the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, a bill in City Council that deserves consideration. Click here to urge City Council to hold a hearing. And learn more about the small business climate in our new op-ed in The Villager, Can small fish thrive if big fish make the rules?