BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE
Two cultural hotspots in Astoria have partnered to expand the neighborhood’s literary scene.
The Astoria Bookshop announced last week the launch of a pop-up book store at Q.E.D., a venue and educational center that opened last fall. The pop-up will feature works catering to the region’s expanding artistic community.
Readers will find books from local authors as well as writers and comedians that have stopped by the Q.E.D. stage. The shelves also boast a Long Island City/Astoria history section and a handful of humor bestsellers.
“The selection is tailored to enhance the experience of the students and audience members who attend classes and events at Q.E.D.,” Astoria Bookshop owner Lexi Beach said.
“I’m thrilled about this new partnership, and of course, as a book lover, I think that creating a new space where people can find great books is always an exciting and worthwhile venture,” she added.
Author and Q.E.D. owner Kambri Crews said she appreciates this new opportunity to support creative work.
“In the short time we’ve been open, Q.E.D. has hosted dozens of published authors and emerging artists. Selling their books and providing books on their craft is yet another way we can support their artistic endeavors,” Crews said.
Q.E.D. is located at 27-16 23rd Ave. near the Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard subway station. The pop-up is open during Q.E.D.’s regular hours, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org or @JNStrawbridge.