As an avid reader, I could not live without my local bookstore, The Astoria Bookshop. Though it is a relatively small store, the selection is fantastic, the staff is knowledgeable, and the vibe is cozy and peaceful. There have been many times that I’ve chosen a book based on staff recommendations, and I have never been disappointed!
Nearly every genre is represented in this little bookshop, from poetry to political science. Young readers will enjoy the children’s section in the back. The Astoria Bookshop is dedicated to supporting Queens-based writers, so you’ll have an opportunity to read some of the best local literature when you visit.
I especially love that The Astoria Bookshop is a woman-run business. There are feminist book selections in nearly every genre throughout the shop, as well as a great lineup of female authors visiting for book discussions, and a monthly feminist book club. If you have an interest in feminism and meeting like-minded people, this is the bookstore for you!
The Astoria Bookshop hosts many other great events, including children’s story time, adult and teen book clubs, book parties, and author talks. You can find a calendar on their website or Facebook page!