The Astoria Bookshop

Help us give our favorite neighborhood in Queens the bookstore it deserves.
Small Business
$7,474USD
raised of $4,000 goal
187%
0 time left
This campaign started on Jul 15 and closed on August 15, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
Flexible Funding
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 15, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    A Little Book Love

    For $5, you will earn our eternal and sincere gratitude. Come stop by the store so we can thank you in person!

    9 claimed

  • $20USD
    Picture Pages

    Picture books, board books, activity books! For $20, one of them can be yours! (Or your kid's!) If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    8 out of 27 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $25USD
    Advance Copy Grab Bag

    For $25, you will receive one advance copy of an awesome new book that will be published later this year. It might be a novel, or a biography, or a YA book. But you will be reading it before anyone else. If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    21 out of 21 claimed

  • $30USD
    Mysteries & Thrillers

    We love a good mystery, and we have some great ones to offer. Detective stories, legal thrillers, dark suspense fiction--they're all great, and one of them can be yours for $30. If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    6 out of 16 claimed

  • $30USD
    Love Stories

    From the original romance novelist, Jane Austen, to modern stars of the genre like Robyn Carr, we've got a great selection of romance novels. One of them can be yours for $30! If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    2 out of 7 claimed

  • $30USD
    Kids & Young Adult

    From beautifully illustrated fairy tales to contemporary graphic novels to YA fantasy to mysteries for young readers--$30 will get one of these awesome books. If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    5 out of 16 claimed

  • $35USD
    Novels & Short Stories

    For $35, you'll get one genuine work of fiction! We have a great assortment of novels and short story collections from a wide range of authors. If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    12 out of 22 claimed

  • $35USD
    True Stories

    Biographies, histories, memoirs, and other true stories from all over the world. If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    1 out of 24 claimed

  • $40USD
    Award Winning Fiction

    For $40, you will get a hardcover copy of The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a gorgeous, award-winning mystery set on an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction this past year, and the author is also a bookstore owner (which makes us love her books even more).

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    4 out of 7 claimed

  • $40USD
    Art & Design

    We've got some very cool books about art, architecture, fashion, interior design, crafts... Contribute $40 and we'll send one of them your way! If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $45USD
    Cooking the Books

    Foodie alert! For $45, we'll send you a cookbook. We've got a wide variety available, including books by Mark Bittman, Dorie Greenspan, wine books, and the Williams-Sonoma series. If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    9 out of 16 claimed

  • $50USD
    Famous Lives

    Musicians, political figures, sports stars, Hollywood icons. We have memoirs, biographies, photo essays--and some of them are even signed! If you want to choose a specific book from what we have available, upgrade your contribution by $5 and contact us to let us know. We'll send you a title list to choose from. Otherwise, we'll choose your perk book for you.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    1 out of 19 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $50USD
    Read Local - kids edition

    There are so many amazing authors living in Queens, and this perk has an assortment of YA and Kids titles from just a few of them: Astronaut Academy: Re-entry by Dave Roman Drama by Raina Telgemeier Straw House by Daniel Nayeri This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky (advance copy)

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • $75USD
    The Hobbit Chronicles

    This is a 2-volume work, detailing the making of Peter Jackson's movies of The Hobbit, an $80 value. Filled with beautiful photos, drawings, and behind-the-scenes looks at how the movies were made.

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $80USD
    First pick of advance books

    For $75, we'll email you regularly to tell you what galleys (advance copies of new books) we have available. You'll be able to choose one book from the list each time. We'll send one email per month, for six months, beginning in November.

    Estimated delivery: November 2013

    8 out of 12 claimed

  • $90USD
    Read Local

    There are so many amazing authors living in Queens, and this perk has an assortment of titles from just a few of them: The Books They Gave Me by Jen Adams Green Washed by Kendra Pierre-Louis a poetry collection by Sweta Vikram The Crooked Branch by Jeanine Cummins and 4 books by Megan Abbott: Dare Me; The End of Everything; Bury Me Deep; and The Song Is You

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $100USD
    Books & Bones

    Join Bookshop friend and paleontology teacher Jenny Lando for a private tour of the fossil halls at the American Museum of Natural History. Perk includes admission for 4 and a copy of The Dinosaur Hunters, by Dr. Lowell Dingus. Tour to take place on a mutually convenient date.

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $150USD
    VIP pre-opening party

    For a $150 donation, you're invited to our pre-opening shindig in the store. Come browse the stacks before we open to the general public! Enjoy some beverages and snacks! Chat with us and other local book lovers! Bask in our gratitude for your generosity! (Note: party date is tbd, but will be in mid-August)

    Estimated delivery: August 2013

    2 out of 40 claimed

  • $250USD
    6 Bookshop book club picks

    For $250, you'll join our store book club. You'll receive a copy of each book we choose for the first 6 rounds. What will the books be? We don't know yet! (We also haven't decided when the book club will begin meeting--probably October or November.) But each book will be personally chosen by us, and you'll have a shiny new copy all to yourself. We hope you'll come to the book club meetings, too, but that is certainly not a requirement.

    Estimated delivery: October 2013

    4 out of 12 claimed

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