Come to the Brooklyn Free Store and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til dusk if that comes first. We are located just one block from the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop.
Expect crates of books (see pictures from a recent free store for examples), records, food, household goods, bags and bags of used and new clothing, and more.
Last week Edna Lu the teabus (the Free Tea Party) shared free tea and conversation at the free store. They welcomed people into their amazing hand crafted, veggie oil fueled eco-bus it was really exciting to see a nomadic effort to promote the gift economy. The New York Times thought is notable and wrote a story about it, where they even mentioned our own Brooklyn Free Store!
All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.
The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.