Books and The Bronx

After the closing of Barnes & Nobles in December 2016, no bookstores in the Bronx currently exist. Noelle Santos, an Afro-Latina Bronx native is on a mission to change that with the opening of The Lit. Bar. The Lit. Bar is set to open this fall and will be the only general-interest bookstore in the Bronx.

1.5 million residents reside in the Bronx.

600,000 kids under the age of 18.

200,000 public school students.

11 colleges and universities.

0 general-interest bookstores.

Jazmin Goodwin.