Astoria, Literary
Aug 16, 2016

Astoria Bookshop Turns Three! Party on Sunday

The Astoria Bookshop is three years old this year, and they are celebrating with a party on Sunday, August 21!

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The Astoria Bookshop is three years old this year! During those years, it’s been a shining light in the literary and local retail scene, and has provided an important service to the book reading and loving community. I, personally, am grateful they have sold my own book, Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens, as well as so many other books by our awesome Queens writers.

The birthday celebration is this Sunday, August 21 from 11am to 7pm. They are really looking forward to thanking their customers who have helped keep the shop going and going, and helped establish it as an independent business of high regard. The earlier part of the day is aimed towards kids and will be very family-friendly; in the last couple of hours there will be a happy hour that is more adult-oriented. Here are some of the activities for kids that day:

  • 11am—Alice in Wonderland themed tea party, with iced tea and treats that scream, “Eat Me.”
  • 11:30am—storytime with star storyteller Gina Verdi, reading Alice in Wonderland and tea party themed picture books.
  • 1pm—local Astoria artist, Lenore Koppelman, AKA The Cheeky Chipmunk, will offer free face painting until 4pm.

Additionally, for purchases of $25 and above, customers can pick out a wrapped gift book, and choosing one involves a little bit of intrigue: “These books will be labeled with their genre and opening sentence, leaving everything else a surprise!”

So stop on by Sunday, bring your kids, listen to stories buy some books, have a drink, and wish the Astoria Bookshop crew a very happy birthday!

Astoria Bookshop’s Third Birthday Party
Sunday, August 21, 11am-7pm
31-29 31st street, between Broadway and 31st Ave.
FREE – Facebook Event Listing

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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