Above is a photo from 1968 of the Peace Eye Bookstore,
located at 147 Avenue A in the Lower East Side of NYC.
The sign was created by noted artist Spain Rodriguez
(who also painted the Free Store Sign around the corner
on 10th Street.). Peace Eye was a well known cultural
center for its era, for instance sponsoring the first
exhibition of important comic artists such as R. Crumb,
Art Spiegelman, Spain Rodriguez, Kim Deitch, and others.
Peace Eye also served as a community print center, and
was a stopping off point for the underground railroad
helping people flee the war. America's first LeMar demonstrations
were organized out of Peace Eye.
will be selling books, tractata, pamphlets, posters
and ephemera from our collection. To order, print this
form, fill it out and mail it to the below address.
and send in this completed form with a check or
money order in US currency to Heavy Metal Music:
P.O. Box 729, Woodstock, NY 12498,
$3 for postage & shipping)
$3.00 for Shipping and Handling:
Checks Payable to Heavy Metal Music in US currency