There are 1.4 million people living in the Bronx, around the same population as the entire city of Phoenix. And yet, only one bookstore serves the community.
This is not a result of lack of interest. A Center for an Urban Future study found that between 2002 and 2014, there was a 225% increase in attendance at Bronx libraries. People in the Bronx want to access books, yet struggle to find spaces that allow them to do so.