2017-04-26 / Front Page

New Releases At Astoria Bookshop

Astoria Bookshop, the neighborhood’s favorite book store, announced some new releases from Julie Buntin, Elizabeth Warren, David Ezra Stein and more!

With spring here, Astoria Bookshop has stocked up on your next read! Check out some of their personal favorites below, or head on over to browse their shelves bursting with the latest and best, and find some new favorites of your own. (And as always, their calendar is full of exciting events – visit www.astoriabookshop.com/event.)

Among the new and noteworthy fiction:

“Long Black Veil” by Jennifer Finney Boylan – On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors’ lives.

“Marlena” by Julie Buntin – An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the others’ for decades. Catch author Julie Buntin appearing at the LIC Reading Series at Astoria Bookshop on May 9!

“Dangerous Ends” by Alex Segura – The next Pete Fernandez mystery pushes the detective into a battle with a deadlier, more complex threat, as he tries to shake off the demons haunting Miami’s own, sordid past.

“The Shadow Land” by Elizabeth Kostova – From the bestselling author of “The Historian” comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present – and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country.

New and noteworthy nonfiction:

“Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann – From the best-selling author of “The Lost City of Z,” a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

“At the Lightning Field” by Laura Raicovich – A reflection on Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field by the Executive Director of the Queens Museum.

Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki – Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life.

“This Fight is Our Fight” by Elizabeth Warren – The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege, and how we can win the fight to save it.

“Hallelujah Anyway” by Anne Lamott – From the bestselling author of “Small Victories” comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it.

New and noteworthy for young readers:

“The Upside of Unrequited” by Becky Albertalli – From the award-winning author of “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” comes a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity.

“Alex and Eliza” by Melissa De La Cruz - From the bestselling author of the “Descendants” series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

“Blacksouls” by Nicole Castroman – Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to “Blackhearts,” the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

“Jack and the Geniuses” by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone – Bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series.

New and noteworthy picture books:

“The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Adam Rex – From the bestselling author of “The Day the Crayons Quit” comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about the epic tale of the classic game, Rock, Paper, Scissors.

“Ice Boy” by David Ezra Stein – An ice cube in search of adventure stars in a comical (and very cool) tale of transformation from Caldecott Honoree David Ezra Stein. Catch storytime with David Ezra Stein on Sunday, May 7 at 11 a.m.!

“Pass it On” by Sophy Henn – Here’s a fun idea: When you laugh or smile – pass it on. A story about giving, sharing, and joy.

“New York City Skyline Playset” by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli – This charming set consists of a box that transforms into a New York City block.

Book lovers and bookstore fans will want to mark Saturday, May 2, starting 11 a.m., on their calendar, as the first annual nationwide Independent Bookstore Day takes place in bookstores throughout New York City and across the country. Tools for exploration and details for each store are being gathered on a joint website, bookstoredaynyc.com.

The Astoria Bookshop will have awesome, exclusive books and art for sale all day, plus some cool giveaways. With your in-store purchase of $75, they’ll give you your choice of a Leuchtturm1917 Ex Libris reading journal (while supplies last) or an Astoria Bookshop totebag, and they’ll be raffling off a deluxe pocket boxed set of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy – free entry with your in-store purchase of $50. And they invite you to join these special events: 1:00 p.m.: Team Pictionary with Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman 6:00 p.m.: Wait, Wait...I’ve Read That! with Trivia NYC The Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11106.

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