cafe con libros
coffee. tea. books. art. community.


let's collaborate...let's create.

cafe con libros is a feminist community bookstore catering to folks who are book lovers, coffee aficionados, or both.  we aim to provide space for anyone seeking a community of readers and thinkers and, to spread the love of reading as a source of healing and joy.

cafe con libros will also provide community programming to include a book club, book fairs for children and young adults, prison outreach, and when possible, host local artist.

in solidarity with our community, we wish to open our space for use in collaboration with community members in service of broader, collective endeavors.  beginning 1 august 2018, the cost for the use of the space is $50 for two hours.  this contribution is non-refundable.  in addition, we ask that organizers encourage participants to patronize the community space by purchasing coffee, pastries, and/or books to ensure sustainability for the long-haul.


kqd & rfc.

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NYC Book Launch: Locked Gray/Linked Blue by Kem Joy Ukwu

Written by Kem Joy Ukwu and published by Kindred Books, an imprint of Brain Mill Press, Locked Gray / Linked Blue is a collection of short stories studying the experiences and effects of loss, loneliness and estrangement. A finalist for the 2016 New American Fiction Prize, Locked Gray / Linked Blue explores the complexity and melancholy of love, encouraging empathy on the way.

Kem Joy Ukwu will read excerpts from the collection. Vanessa Willoughby, Editor of Kindred Books and Kim Coleman Foote, Writer, will read their powerful work. Darin Patterson, Comedian, will be the event's MC. 

Flautist and Brooklynite, Justine Stephens will set the tone and supplement the readings with warm yet, invigorating classical music.  Guest are asked contribute $10 to Justine as a gesture of support to our community members.

Stop by Cafe Con Libros for coffee, literature, celebration and inspiration!