Feminist Book Club
Saturday November 23 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Our focus is on an intersectional exploration of women's rights and status worldwide.
The next selection is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, which we will discuss on Saturday, November 23rd at 1pm. The book is available for purchase at the Bookshop at 10% off all month long.
Questions about this group? Email Jen at AstoriaFeministBookGroup@gmail.com.
General Interest Book Club
Sunday November 24 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The next General Interest Book Club Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 24th at 1pm.
We'll be discussing Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas, available in store 10% off up until the date of the discussion.
Questions about this group? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Day (CLOSED)
Thursday November 28 | 11:00AM - 7:00PM
We are closed on Thursday, November 28th for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day!
Small Business Saturday/Shop Small Astoria Retail Crawl
Saturday November 30 | 11:00AM - 7:00PM
This November 30th, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It's a holiday shopping tradition, backed by American Express, that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn't be a celebration without customers like you joining us.
This Small Business Saturday, we’ll be offering double points to all customers enrolled in our loyalty program!
We are participating in the Astoria Retail Crawl for this year. When you make a purchase of $10 or more, you’ll receive a stamp for participating. When you get five or more stamps, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize of a gift card from each store participating!
We are also partnering with The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical on Broadway to giveaway a family pack of 4 tickets to see the show. Stop on by to The Astoria Bookshop to enter for a chance to win!
So, mark your calendar for November 30th — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by THE ASTORIA BOOKSHOP between 11am and 8pm on the big day.
John Kachuba on Shapeshifters: A History
Tuesday December 03 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for a discussion with author John Kachuba on his book, Shapeshifters: A History
There is something about a shapeshifter—a person who can transform into an animal—that captures our imagination; that causes us to want to howl at the moon, or flit through the night like a bat. Werewolves, vampires, demons, and other weird creatures appeal to our animal nature, our “dark side,” our desire to break free of the bonds of society and proper behavior. Real or imaginary, shapeshifters lurk deep in our psyches and remain formidable cultural icons.
The myths, magic, and meaning surrounding shapeshifters are brought vividly to life in John B. Kachuba’s compelling and original cultural history. Rituals in early cultures worldwide seemingly allowed shamans, sorcerers, witches, and wizards to transform at will into animals and back again. Today, there are millions of people who believe that shapeshifters walk among us and may even be world leaders. Featuring a fantastic and ghoulish array of examples from history, literature, film, TV, and computer games, Shapeshifters explores our secret desire to become something other than human.
John Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books and numerous articles, short stories and poems. Shapeshifters: A History was published in June 2019, and Dark Entry is his most recent novel. John teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Horror Writers Association, and the American Library Association’s Authors for Libraries. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities and libraries and on podcasts, radio and TV. His website is www.johnkachuba.com.
EN CONSTRUCCIÓN: New Works by Latin American Writers
Saturday December 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for the third session of our Reading Series EN CONSTRUCCIÓN: New Works by Latin American Writers.
EN CONSTRUCCIÓN is a series of literary readings that aims to offer a creative and collaborative space for New York-based writers whose primary language is Spanish. En Construcción gives writers the opportunity to showcase their work with an artistic and wider audience in order to share literary concerns, creative tools, general ideas, and constructive feedback. Additionally, En Construcción provides writers with a platform to establish or to tap into a professional network in New York City and, more particularly, in Queens.
Writers will read an unfinished or not yet completed piece and, later during the reception, share with the audience the creative process behind this work (the genesis of the idea, challenges, concerns, etc.) in an informal conversation with those interested. In this way, writers will encourage a constructive conversation with attendees and get feedback for their own work.
In our second session, we will have four amazing writers: Gabriel Carle (Puerto Rico), Leni Flores (Bolivia), Guillermo Severiche (Argentina), and Mana Bugallo (Argentina)
Feminerdy Book Club: Silver in the Wood
Sunday December 08 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 8th at 1pm. We'll be discussing Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh, available in store 10% off up until the date of the discussion.
Questions about this group? Email email@example.com
Holiday Story Time! The Polar Express
Saturday December 14 | 11:30AM - 12:00PM
All Aboard for a fun-filled holiday party with The Polar Express!
Join us on Saturday, December 8th for the classic story for readers of all ages!
We'll have activities and hot chocolate as well -- so don't miss it!
Holiday Story Time! How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Saturday December 21 | 11:30AM - 12:00PM
An Astoria Bookshop tradition returns!
Join us for a very special Grinch themed Children's Storytime! Let your heart grow 3x sizes with hot chocolate and your favorite local booksellers.