Our vision for Avoid The Day Bookstore, Bar, & Cafe is to create a warm and welcoming brick and mortar community space that sells books of all genres (especially beach reads!), magazines, apparel (original and local graphic tanks and t-shirts), cards, stationary, records, and local artist’s work. We will serve coffee, local wine and beer, and carry local baked goods.
The bookstore will hold weekly events such as group meetings, workshops, art gallery openings, live music, open-mics, author readings, book clubs and a kids reading series. People will be welcome to bring their laptops and work, hang out, quietly read by themselves, or connect with others. This will be a place where people feel they can come together, collaborate, and create. We will be looking to pair with other community businesses to maximize literacy, artistic endeavors, and community engagement. We will give back to and be active in the community by partnering with local schools, non-profit organizations, and other local entities.
In order to raise money to open the store, continue to work on a concrete and feasible business plan, and apply for grants we are starting as a Pop-Up.
We hope you come visit and support our mission to create an awesome community space in the Rockaway's!