Posts Tagged: queens

Complicating Narratives: A Conversation with Bushra Rehman

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Bushra Rehman discusses her new poetry collection, MARIANNA’S BEAUTY SALON.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The world’s oldest gay bookstore is getting a new lease on life by adding a cafe and liquor license. Bookstores in small Japanese towns are closing down. In an age of unlimited choice, bookstores can help connect readers with the best books. The New York Times explores a Spanish-language bookstore in Queens.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The project to bring a second bookstore to Queens, New York has met its Kickstarter goal. The borough of 2.2 million people was down to a single bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, after a Forest Hills Barnes & Noble closed. Bangkok has a thriving bookstore scene. Amazon targets New York City’s literary scene with a brick and […]

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This Week in Indie Boosktores

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Deep Vellum Books is looking for a partner. The publisher runs a successful Dallas bookstore alongside the indie press, but owner Will Evans says running both is proving too much. Queens, New York still needs a second bookstore to serve the 2.3 million people. The Observer profiles the woman behind the effort. New York’s literary […]

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Bringing Literacy to Queens

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Only 20% of children in the neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens, New York, can read at grade level. That number is astoundingly low, but three enterprising young individuals hope to change that through a new non-government organization. They’ve created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for things like after-school and weekend programs, as well as […]

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Notable New York: 03/25-0331

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MONDAY 03/25: Head to An Evening with The Believer tonight. The event will be introduced by The Believer editor Andrew Leland and will feature readings from Joanna Fuhrman, Alan Gilbert, and Margo Jefferson, as well as a conversation between The Believer editor Ross Simonini and author Gary Lutz. 7:30pm, Greenlight Bookstore, free. The We Three […]

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