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.