Cafe con Libros (coffee with books) is an intersectional Feminist community bookstore and coffee shop. Through our choice of books, programming and great coffee, we endeavor to create a vibrant community space where everyone; specifically female identified folx, feel centered, affirmed and celebrated.
The Cafe has used Brooklyn designers Franca to help them design and set up their location. As the minority as well as black small business community in Brooklyn is about supporting each other and giving back to the less fortunate as well as disadvantaged businesses.
Feminist & Bookish is a monthly book subscription here to serve your Feminist Bookish needs with ease and convenience.
Cafe con libros is a feminist community bookstore and coffeeshop catering to folks who are book lovers, coffee aficionados, or both.
The subscription includes books specifically chosen for the following categories:
1. Womxn of Color 2. Feminist 2. Baby Feminist Board Books for ages 0-5 and 3. Budding Feminist Children’s Books for ages 5-9.
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must write it.” – Toni Morrison.
I feel the same about creating spaces we wish to see.
Cafe con Libros fills a void in me. It’s a space explicitly dedicated to the stories of womxn and girls of all identities and, where lovers of said stories can come together to build community.
I endeavored and continue to work to build a space where folks interested in the mundane to the complicated concerns of our times can all come together to dialogue, learn, and connect.
To be honest, I also wanted a space where my home girls could hang out.
No pressure. No expectations. All love.
It’s not unusual to have support from friend and family, but in a big and busy city like New York, feeling support in your community is a rare gem. Walking into Cafe con Libros for the first time, I did not anticipate that a year later I would have a group of friends, a new hobby, a new outlook. I feel so lucky for the perspectives that are different from my own which I would not have come to know without the Cafe. Kalima has said “start where you are,” which continues to resonate with me, and I suggest everyone start here and grow with us.