This morning we were honored to meet and receive a donation of books from Barbara Cohen, owner of New York Bound Bookshop, a once-thriving NYC bookshop which is now a piece of New York history itself. The store was located in Rock Center and specialized in rare, out-of-print and new books, photographs, prints, and maps relating to New York. Importantly, it was also a place where people with long-standing interest in New York and people with newfound interest would mingle. Learn more about the closing of the shop here.

We are proud to have this piece of New York’s soul in the Uni. We are excited to see Barbara’s books in the hands of New Yorkers once again. This is why we are doing the Uni.

(Thank you to Yukie Ohta, Uni Librarian for connecting the Uni and Barbara Cohen!)

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab began in Boston in 2006. In 2011, we moved the organization to NYC and launched the Uni Project, which was a portable reading room that roamed the city. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.