Check out our very busy October events schedule!
An anonymous Tumblr likes the following books:
- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
- We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver
- For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
Kathleen Kent's third novel, The Outcasts, draws upon the 19th-century history of her Texas homeland for a gripping story of crime and justice, and the lengths people will go to in the pursuit of both. She’s also the author of The Heretic’s Daughter, which won the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American historical fiction.
(taped at the brand-new Astoria Bookshop, Queens)
So psyched to be the featured location for this latest edition of The Handsell!
While I was away this summer, I of course kept up on everything happening back in lovely Astoria, and something I’ve been dreaming of ever since I moved here happened on my own street.
The Astoria Bookshop had it’s grand opening!
The first and only bookshop in this neighborhood finally…
Thanks for the local love!
Changing things up in the fully functional typewriter on our front table.
Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.
-Ann Patchett, State of Wonder
We open for business at noon, at 31-29 31st Street. Come pay us a visit!
It’s true! You can now order books from us online. And next week, our doors will open at 31-29 31st Street, and you’ll be able to browse in person in our brand spanking new storefront. We are so excited, we can barely sit still. Also we are crazy busy with last minute preparations.
Behold our cookbook/food writing section! A work in progress, but I’m already pretty excited about these shelves.
Painting a bookstore — a photo essay
Things are roaring along at Bookshop HQ, and we just wanted to give a couple of updates:
-We’re holding another happy hour/office hour this Wednesday, July 24th at Singlecut Beersmiths. If you want to come join us and chat about books and bookstores with other local readers, we’ll be in the tap room from around 7pm. (19-33 37th Street - a medium-length walk from the Ditmars stop on the N/Q)
-Our Indiegogo campaign is still going strong! We’ve passed $5,000 now, and we’re still adding new perks to our offerings (YA books by local authors! a tour of the AMNH & a book about dinosaurs!). So if you’re looking for something to read, we’re bound to have something up your alley.
We’re still on track to open for business in the middle of next month, and we can’t wait to welcome you into the store.