A colorful place designed to help you create your happy with rainbow art supplies, and seriously cute school and office supplies. Our Vision is a world where everyone is free to live a creative and expressive life.

Colette Paperie

Colette Paperie was established by Keli (Catalano) Spanier in 2008. She was working in a cubicle at a big corporation, devising an escape plan. Little did she know that in a few years, her cards would be world-famous and have a presence in over 400 stores. Greeting cards seemed an obvious choice to her because she describes herself as “one of those freakish people who keep 50 cards on-hand for when the situation arose to send it.” What makes Colette Paperie cards stand out is their unique voice that helps others express themselves at life’s milestones and tough times.

Café con Libros

Cafe con Libros (coffee with books) is an intersectional Feminist community bookstore and coffee shop founded by Kalima DeSuze, an Afro-Latinx feminist, social worker, activist, teacher, veteran, and mother. Through their choice of books, programing—and great coffee— DeSuze has created a vibrant community space where everyone; specifically female-identified folx, feel centered, affirmed and celebrated

The Lit. Bar

The Lit. Bar opened its permanent doors on April 27, 2019 (National Indie Bookstore Day) and is currently the only bookstore serving the 1.5 million people of the Boogie Down Bronx. Our venue encourages curious readers and welcomes literary and community gatherings—while our wine bar connects the great pastimes of social sipping and introverted reading. What better way to loosen our tongues and talk about the books we love? We offer a carefully curated selection of general interest books, gift items, and programming which emphasize local interest and diversity for all ages.

Yay Day Paper

YayDay Paper Co. offers digital stationery. Founded by celebrity crafter Amber Kemp-Gerstel, behind popular DIY blog, Damask Love. Born from her desire to deliver beautiful product in the easiest way possible – Amber launched YayDay Paper Co. as a way to offer incredible design and creativity all via a home printer. YayDay Paper Co. is a membership site where members pay an affordable monthly fee for access to monthly curated collections of stationery, crafting projects, planner products.

Hey That’s Cute Studio

Custom stickers, magnets and illustrations.

I Want to Thank You by Gina Hamadey

I Want to Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World (TarcherPerigee, Spring 2021) chronicles author Gina Hamadey’s year writing 365 thank you notes to strangers, neighbors, family and friends. The book shows readers how developing an active gratitude practice can make you a happier person, heal complicated relationships and reconnect you with the people you love, all with a little bit of bravery at the mailbox.

“I Want to Thank You is a tonic for our times.”
— Bruce Feiler, the New York Times-bestselling Life is in the Transitions

The Parenting Mentor

The Parenting Mentor is the ultimate ally to parents on their journey to raise confident and resilient children, whether they are toddlers or teens. Our sessions help parents reduce everyday parental stress, fear, and anxiety – creating happier, more relaxed families.


Our mission is to discover talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves. Our primary focus is fiction across a wide range of genres; however, we selectively consider non-fiction books as well. The term “indie” refers to self-published books and B.R.A.G. is an acronym for Book Readers Appreciation Group. If you are an avid bookworm, we invite you to become part of the indieBRAG B.R.A.G. Medallion global reader team. Are you an author? All self-published authors are invited to nominate their digital books (ebooks) through our website.

Books Are Magic

Located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, Books Are Magic was born in May 2017 and is home to exciting new releases and beloved classics, hidey-holes for children and books to read in them, gumballs filled with poetry, readings and panels almost every night of the week and storytimes on the weekends, and yes, plenty of magic.