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Where are you located?

We are located at 31-29 31st Street in Astoria, between Broadway and 31st Avenue, under the train. We are next door to Petals & Roots. The closest subway stop is the Broadway stop on the N/W line. Google maps gets confused by Queens sometimes, and thinks that we are on the next block. If you're lost, just give us a ring at (718) 278-2665 and we'll do our best to get you here.

What are your hours?

We are open daily from 11am-7pm. We often stay open later, though, if we have an author reading or another kind of evening event. Check our calendar here for reference.

How do I book an event?

All event inquiries can be sent to and we will be in touch.

Do you buy used books?

No, we only sell new inventory. We recommend donating your gently used books to Goodwill, or checking with used bookstores.

When can I pick up the books I order through your website?

Many books are available to pick up at the store immediately (during our business hours--daily from 11am-7pm). Many others can be ordered and picked up within 2 business days. If the availability is listed as "in store now," then we ought to have the book on hand (though we recommend calling to confirm: 718-278-2665). Books listed as "usually ships in 1-5 days" should be available within 2-7 business days. Books listed as "special order, subject to availability" are probably out of stock or out of print. If you've placed an order through the website, we'll email you to let you know when to expect it, and then again to confirm when it's here.

Are you hiring?

We are not currently hiring, but you are always welcome to email your resume to and we will keep it on file for our next open position.