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But with the temporary store set to shut down next month, its owners are hoping a fundraising campaign will give the bookstore the initial boost it needs to make the Lower East Side its longtime home. Newton, along with his partner in "business, life and love" Donnie Jochum, dreamed up the idea for the bookstore upon realizing 18 months ago that the borough's only shops serving the gay community had closed, including the Oscar Wilde Bookshop in and A Different Light in Bent Pages on Staten Island , which sells used and out-of-print gay literature, is the only other store in New York City, the owners noted. The store's events calendar of poetry and book readings, live music and gallery nights is another important aspect of the business. While Newton was researching the plight of independent bookstores in the city, he found that creating a community space with events was crucial to success in selling books. Avoiding the male-dominated Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen neighborhoods is also intentional, with Newton striving to reach anyone who identifies as LGBT — as well as all those who don't.
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Welcome to the first installment of Behind Bars, a look back at the great drinking scenes of yesteryear. Summer of in New York City. The Yankees were playing like crap.
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