On November 24, 1967, Craig Rodwell opened the first bookstore dedicated to gay literature. Here, Rodwell also founded the Homophile Youth Movement in Neighborhoods (HYMN), a bookshop-based group that voiced for popular issues such as the end of Mafia and police presence in gay bars. The Oscar Wilde Bookshop then later moved to 15 Christopher Street, just store away from the Stonewall Inn.
Location, Location, Location
The Village, in the palm of your hands.
Browse the latest neighborhood events and enjoy dozens of exclusive discounts and offers at shopping, dining, fitness and lifestyle businesses in Greenwich Village.
SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER
The Village Beat features the latest news, events and business information.
We send e-newsletters once every two weeks. We’ll never share your information and you can unsubscribe anytime.