(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

The St. Mark’s Bookshop just sent out an e-mail announcing that it’s moving in June, not in fall as indicated in a New York Times item reporting that the bookshop has finally, finally, finally signed a lease for its new location.

Here’s the official announcement.

It’s really happening! On May 8th, we signed a lease with the City of New York in the historic First Houses building at 136 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009. Ostap Rudakevych and Masayuki Sono at Clouds Architecture Office have created a beautiful and elegant design that maximizes the usage of 1,300 square feet. We expect to move in June (NOT in the fall, as the article erroneously reports). Thank you for your help in making this possible!

Meanwhile, we still need a great deal more to cover our moving and buildout costs. Our Indiegogo campaign has only a day left and we hope you can push us past our $50,000 goal by contributing what you can and sharing with everyone who cares about books and small independent business in New York City.

Back in February, Bookshop co-owner Bob Contant told us the new location, in the former home of Landmark Bicycles near Avenue A, would be half the size of the current one and would “still focus on critical theory, small press literature and poetry.”