2017-08-09 / Features

Events At Astoria Bookshop


Join Astoria Bookshop for the launch of Jess Zimmerman and Astoriabased Jaya Saxena’s brand new book, “Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell With Your Coven,” on Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook.) Join Astoria Bookshop for the launch of Jess Zimmerman and Astoriabased Jaya Saxena’s brand new book, “Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell With Your Coven,” on Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook.) Astoria Bookshop is celebrating the last days of summer! With the solar eclipse and their 4th birthday party, the bookshop’s kicking off August strong. Read on for info on their author readings, launches, and anniversary parties. Remember that you can always see the full calendar on Astoria Bookshop’s website, www.astoriabookshop.com.

Astoria Bookshop’s 4th Birthday

Monday August 21, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook)

It’s officially been four years since Astoria Bookshop opened, way back in 2013. They’re grateful for their loyal customers and Astoria community members who have supported them these past few years. To celebrate, they’re hosting another birthday party with storytelling, facepainting, and some solar eclipse activities!

No Trains, Shop Local

August 11- August 13 (RSVP via Facebook)

With no N or W trains running on weekends in August, a collective group of independently owned Astoria shops are offering 10% off all purchases for the weekend. Enjoy the weekend in your neighborhood and shop with Astoria Bookshop. For more information and a list of other participating businesses, visit www.facebook.com/events/461612014174 587/.

Launch Party: Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman’s ‘Basic Witches’

Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook)

Join Astoria Bookshop for the launch of Jess Zimmerman and Astoriabased Jaya Saxena’s brand new book, “Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell With Your Coven.”

Monthly Events:

Storytelling Show

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook)

Come to the Bookshop ready to tell a five-minute true story about something that happened to you. Don’t worry about sticking to a theme; you don’t have to. Participants’ names will be pulled from a basket, open-mic style. And of course, non-storytellers are welcome to join the audience! (Free show, hosted by David Lawson)

YA Book Club: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Sunday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook)

For August, Astoria Bookshop will be discussing “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue,” an unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way. Grab “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” for 10% off in store all month!

Tips for Getting Unstuck

Sunday, August 20, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook)

Everyone has those days (weeks… years…) when getting the words out of your head and down on the page feels impossible. Explore various tips and tricks to get started and/or get out of your own way when you have stopped. The workshop is a mixture of discussion and writing exercises. Stuck on something in particular? Bring it in! ($10 suggested contribution. Bring your own pen and paper.)

Bookshop Book Club: Missoula

Sunday, August 27, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (RSVP via Facebook)

Join Astoria Bookshop’s book club! This month’s selection is ”Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” by Jon Krakauer, available in store for 10% off all month!

The Astoria Bookshop’s Best Sellers List
1. “A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal” by Jen Waite
2. “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
3. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
4. “After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by ‘Fiddler on the Roof’” by Alexandra
Silber
5. “Hunger” by Roxane Gay
6. “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” by Grady Hendrix
7. “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson
8. “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
9. “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
9. “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty
*Astoria Bookshop’s Feminist Book Club will be taking a break this month, but
will be back in September!

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