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Feb 05, 2015

Astoria Bookshop Launches a Pop-Up at Q.E.D

Q.E.D creative performance space and the Astoria Bookshop have launched a new pop-up bookshop opening this weekend!

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Astoria Bookshop_front fiction displayHot off the presses, Astoria – we wanted to announce an exciting collaboration between QED, a creative performance space for adults which opened in the last few months and our beloved Astoria Bookshop.  The two organizations will be working together to launch an Astoria Bookshop pop-up at QED any minute now (sources tell us either tomorrow or Saturday).  We think this is great news and are encouraged by the statements given from the founders of both organizations.

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Photo credit: Q.E.D.

From QED owner, Kambri Crews: 
 “I’m excited to provide an avenue to introduce books to readers,” said Crews. “In the short time we’ve been open, Q.E.D. has hosted dozens of published authors and emerging artists. Selling their books and providing books on their craft is yet another way we can support their artistic endeavors.”

From Astoria Bookshop owner, Lexi Beach:
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Q.E.D. in creating a new space for people to find great books right here in Astoria,” said Beach. “And by co-hosting author readings on their stage, we’ll be able to bring even more great book events to the neighborhood.”

Here’s more information from their press release – we hope to see you there!

THE ASTORIA BOOKSHOP POP-UP STORE LAUNCHED AT Q.E.D.

ASTORIA, NY – The Astoria Bookshop and Q.E.D. are teaming up to bring more books and literary events to Queens.

The Astoria Bookshop has curated a selection of books for Q.E.D. geared towards the growing artistic community in Queens including memoirs written by comedians and books that help spark creativity.

This partnership will allow Q.E.D. the opportunity to provide books from local writers as well as authors who have graced its stage or taught classes at the venue such as Mike Sacks (Vanity Fair editor), Ophira Eisenberg (SCREW EVERYONE), and Baratunde Thurston (HOW TO BE BLACK).

Q.E.D. owner Kambri Crews, author of the memoir BURN DOWN THE GROUND has a vested interest in cultivating the literary scene in Queens. “I’m excited to provide an avenue to introduce books to readers,” said Crews. “In the short time we’ve been open, Q.E.D. has hosted dozens of published authors and emerging artists. Selling their books and providing books on their craft is yet another way we can support their artistic endeavors.”

In the 18 months they’ve been open, The Astoria Bookshop has found a loyal community of local readers, writers and storytellers. Owner of the shop, Lexi Beach, is an avid supporter of live entertainment and the arts, as well as the written word. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Q.E.D. in creating a new space for people to find great books right here in Astoria,” said Beach. “And by co-hosting author readings on their stage, we’ll be able to bring even more great book events to the neighborhood.”

Both parties are excited to open more doors to local artists and authors in this merging of written and spoken word.

Q.E.D 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria. 347.451.3873

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