This commercial for the Christopher Street Bookstore, located on Christopher and Hudson streets in NYC aired back in the late 80’s and early 90’s usually on Public Access Manhattan Neighborhood Network cable television during The Robyn Byrd Show and Lou Maletta‘s Men & Film is one of the last known historical records of the forgotten adult establishment.
The Christopher Street bookstore was one of the most popular “adult” bookstores in NYC (which you had to sign a waiver to get into) and featured private video booths complete with glory holes, and a cavernous downstairs “grotto” backroom which was a free-for-all of anything sexual. The basement closed during the height of the AIDS crisis.
Up until till its closing in 2006, according to this advert anyway the Christopher Street Bookstore was the largest gay bookstore in America!
Did you visit The Christopher Street Bookstore during it’s heyday? Please leave your stories below so they can be saved for prosperity,