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Queens, NY is in dire need of more bookstores. And you can help us change that! Read on, fellow booklover!
Queens, NY is in dire need of more bookstores. And you can help us change that! Read on, fellow booklover!
Queens, NY is in dire need of more bookstores. And you can help us change that! Read on, fellow booklover!
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Drum roll, please! Exciting announcement!

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Dearest Backers,  


All throughout the last year, we have been so grateful for our community’s endless encouragement and patience while we worked tirelessly to bring another bookstore to Queens. We are BEYOND excited to finally be able to share this announcement:  

After an extensive, and at times grueling, search... we have finally found the storefront for our bookstore! We are so excited to call KEW GARDENS our new home. All of you have been so supportive and encouraging and we couldn't have gotten this far without you.


We have fallen completely in love with our cozy new place right on Lefferts Blvd and we hope you will love it just as much. We are located near the beloved Kew Gardens Cinema and Potter's Wheel (they’re awesome!). We’ll be easily accessible by bus, train, or LIRR so we are thrilled we’ll get to meet you all in person when you stop by! We are anxious and excited to begin the renovations, which will start very soon.  

So what's the next step?

  • For those of you who selected a reward that required our storefront: Keep your eyes peeled. We will be sending surveys your way! 
  • We will be looking out for someone to design our new logo with our store's name, and a mural for our kids section! So if you or someone you know from Queens who can help us with this, please email us (info@thequeensbookshop.com) with a few samples! 
  • We will start working on our first huge book order, so if you have always dreamed of being a bookseller for a day and would like to volunteer once we get closer to our opening day, again email us! We love hearing from you :)  
As always, we will keep you updated on all our social media. We will share our progress with the renovation and all the little pieces that need to come together for us to finally open this bookstore that has always been for the community. :D

Again, THANK YOU and we can't wait for the road ahead,  
Vina, Natalie, Holly.

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      Hannah on May 12

      Woohooo!!! Very convenient. Lots of Potter's Wheel people are addictive readers!!

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      Russell Ricard on May 12

      Awesome! Much congratulations! �

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      Wayne Valin on May 12

      Yay ! Big congrats ladies!!

    4. John Fiala
      Superbacker
      on May 12

      Fantastic! I hope once you've gotten moved in, we get some nice pictures!