Miranda Writes Books and Bar Coming to the Bronx

Miranda Writes Books and Bar, a general-interest bookstore and bar, hopes to open in the Bronx, N.Y., later this year, the Quadrangle reported.

Owner Kirstie Reynoso-Miranda is searching for a space in Riverdale, which has not had a bookstore for 13 years. In the meantime, she is selling books through the store's Bookshop page and online store. She also has plans for virtual events and pop-up shops later in the spring and summer.

Since her first job, in a library, Reynoso-Miranda, who is a Bronx native, has had the dream of owning a bookstore. Eventually she decided to take the plunge, with the pandemic emphasizing that "you never know what is going to happen, so you're always planning for later but might regret not doing something sooner."

The bricks-and-mortar store will stock some 12,000 titles across a range of genres. Reynoso-Miranda plans to host a variety of community events, including wine tastings, résumé-writing workshops and storytime sessions for children. She hopes the bookstore and bar will be a popular destination for students from nearby colleges.

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