A community effort to open a second bookstore in Queens - now a reality and opening soon in Kew Gardens!
As of January 1st, 2016, our borough of Queens has been left with ONE bookstore.
Our mission is to change that and with your help we have! On April 23 of 2016, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds towards our objective. Thanks to our community, we reached that goal and from that point on we searched tirelessly for a storefront.
On May 11th 2017, we received the keys to our new home. We are so excited to join the Kew Gardens community, and they have been SO supportive from the start along with the rest of Queens. Now we are focusing on renovating and taking the steps necessary to open by August!
Stay tuned for more updates and join our emailing list below in order to stay up to date!
We are not only avid readers but also booksellers with over 10 years of bookselling/managerial experience. We value the importance of promoting literacy, and as residents of Queens wish to bring back a bookstore!
Vina Castillo: 4 years of bookselling/managerial experience (Barnes & Noble). BA in Literature and Publishing. You will find on her bookshelf: literary fiction, classics, children's/YA, graphic novels, and four different editions of the Harry Potter series. Proud Queens resident!
Natalie Noboa: 5 years of bookselling/managerial experience (Books-A-Million, Borders, Barnes & Noble). Lifetime Queens resident. Graduated from Queens College in Secondary English Education with two years at Baruch College for business. You will find on her bookshelf: science fiction, fantasy, an exorbitant amount of YA, memoir, humor. Loves giraffes and puppies.
Holly Nikodem: 2 years as bookstore manager, 10 years in retail management with experience in event planning and niche markets. BA in Print Communication. You will find on her bookshelf: House of Leaves, Bone Clocks, and Brave New World. But also ALL the graphic novels, ALL the manga.