Friday, March 20, 2009

Best things in life are free!

Last chance to visit the FREE STORE, the creation of two artists, Athena Robles and Anna Stein. It closes March 22!

Every item on display inside the small shop is absolutely free. Anyone off the street can browse through its goods, select an item, and if they think they need it, walk out with it without charge. The store operates in two different ways. First, there is the free shopping method based on a barter and exchange system. Visitors offer their “useful” possessions, like books and clothing, in exchange for items in the store. Some limited edition goods produced in-house by the artists are available for barter while supplies last. Second, the Free Store takes donations of goods and services and offers in-store “credit” in the form of what they call “World Bills”. The bills can be traded or collected and later used for future barters.

Free Store
99 Nassau Street at Ann Street, Manhattan
Thursday - Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday 12-5p

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