Astoria, Astoria Arrivals, Giveaways Sep 24, 2012 Astoria Bookshop Giveaway! As some of you might have heard, Astoria is getting a bookstore! I’ll let that sink in for a second. Now that you’ve had time to digest the great (awesome?) (…) Share this Scoop by Mackenzi Farquer total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print As some of you might have heard, Astoria is getting a bookstore! I’ll let that sink in for a second. Now that you’ve had time to digest the great (awesome?) (…) by Mackenzi Farquer Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Astoria Bookshop Contest Winner! As some of you might have heard, Astoria is getting a bookstore! I’ll let that sink in for a second. Now that you’ve had time to digest the great (awesome?) news, let me tell you some even better news- we’re giving away one of the very first Astoria Bookshop books, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, to one lucky We Heart Astoria reader! Here’s more: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a longtime favorite of ours here at the Astoria Bookshop. Since it was first published in 1999, it has frequently appeared on the American Library Association’s annual top 10 list of most “challenged” books — which means that some people think it should be banned from their library or school’s bookshelves. (It’s also just been turned into a movie.) We at the Bookshop don’t really care for censorship of any kind, so in honor of Banned Books Week, we’re giving away this wonderful, difficult, heartbreaking story. Feel free to share the contest with your friends (they just have to like us to be eligible). And if you tweet about it with the hashtag #PerksInAstoria, we’ll give you a bonus entry. TO WIN: Like Astoria Bookshop on Facebook and then leave us a comment telling us why you’re so excited for a bookstore to be entered to win! Extra entries if you tweet about the contest using the hashtag #PerksInAstoria. The contest will run Monday through Thursday at midnight. The winner will be announced here on We Heart Astoria and on our Facebook page. Twitter Facebook Email Print banned booksgiveawayThe Astoria BookshopThe Perks of Being a Wallflower Related scoops Astoria Bookshop Contest Winner! 10 Comments Andrea October 1st, 2012 @weheartastoria @AstoriaBooks I’m excited for the Bookshop to open so I can stop feeling like this: http://goo.gl/9rudq #PerksInAstoria Reply Jackie Nyc Mommy September 28th, 2012 I hope they have a great children’s section for space to bring kids for story time. We really need one of these in Astoria! Reply Stephanie L. September 27th, 2012 We are LONG overdue for a bookstore here. Astorians read too! Reply Tanya September 26th, 2012 I’m excited because I love Astoria and books, plus it would be amazing since we’re reading this for my book club next month! Reply Sarit September 25th, 2012 Because books are totally awesome!! And we need more “no screen” zones :) Reply Martha September 24th, 2012 Of course I am excited about a bookstore opening in Astoria. It enriches the life and culture of the neighborhood. It will be my favorite place to spend my weekend. Reply nyc8675309 September 24th, 2012 Bookstores help define a community while their books allow us escape from that same environment. Both are critical. Reply Lindsey September 24th, 2012 I’m excited for a bookstore because I like to shop local, and books are something I buy a lot of! Reply Hailey September 24th, 2012 I’m excited for a bookstore because I love browsing through actual, non-digital books. Reply Catherine Leiva September 24th, 2012 I’m excited for a bookstore because I love the smell of books! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.