Astoria Bookshop

Books in Queens

This much-loved indie bookshop opened in 2013 and has ample shelf space dedicated to local authors. Astoria Bookshop is a good spot to pick up a title about the Queens dining scene or the borough's wide-ranging ethnic diversity. A stalwart of the community, Astoria also hosts author readings, discussion groups and even writing workshops where you can hone your narrative skills.