Box o’ Books BY ANGELA MATUA
One Astoria business is trying to
make it a little easier for book
lovers to choose what to read
Astoria Bookshop, located at 31-29
31st St., launched its monthly book sub-scription
boxes in September. Readers
can choose from a variety of genres for
children and adults that will be shipped
to their house every month.
Co-owner Lexi Beach said an em-ployee
convinced her that people in the
neighborhood would be interested in the
initiative, which launched on Sept. 21.
“I think that lines up really well with
our goals as a small bookstore,” she said.
“We curate our selection really carefully
and this way you get something that
you know has the booksellers’ seal of
approval delivered right to you.”
Adults can choose from general fic-tion,
suspense/thriller and nonfiction
boxes, and children can choose from
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picture book, middle grade and young
The children’s boxes will also come with
one hardcover book released within the last
30 days of the ship date, stickers, tattoos
and a bookmark while the adults will receive
two books, one of which is an advanced
uncorrected copy, and a bookmark.
The subscription runs from month to
month, and there are also three-month
subscriptions. An adult box costs $35
for a month subscription and $100 for
the three-month option. A children’s box
costs $25 for a month subscription and
$70 for a three-month subscription.
Each box will come wrapped in signa-ture
Astoria Bookshop gold paper, bound
with green ribbon with hand-stamped
logo tags. Beach said all staff members
have slightly different tastes in books,
which helped to create well-rounded lists.
If you’re interested in signing up for
the subscription boxes, visit the Astoria
Bookshop website to sign up or email
for more details.
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