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Offline abcdefghijk

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Re: Empty store fronts
« Reply #180 on: August 02, 2020, 09:45:42 AM »
5. A Bookstore - We need a bookstore desperately, including books in various languages to serve the various communities

We have El Barco De Papel on 80th St just south of Roosevelt. They have books in at least 2 languages, check it out sometime!

Yes, agree that store is a neighborhood treasure that it took me too long to visit. A great spot.

Also, the last time I was in Kew & Willow Books in Kew Gardens, the owner mentioned that they were considering opening a second location, possibly in Jackson Heights since they've noticed a steady stream of customers visiting their store who live here.

I work with a small collective of local residents that wants very much to bring a bookstore to Jackson Heights. Right now, we're selling books every Sunday on 34th Avenue between 79th and 80th Street from 10am to 2pm (weather permitting), and donating half of the proceeds to local aid organizations. Check us out at openbordersbooks.org and come say hi!

Yours,
Jeff

Great. You might be able to run a pop up (month to month or no lease) bookstore in one of the empty storefronts.

And run it like Housingworks Cafe/Bookstore in Soho. Which relies on volunteer (unpaid)  folks working as staff to keep it viable.

Offline KGDHP

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Re: Empty store fronts
« Reply #181 on: August 02, 2020, 12:59:23 PM »
Jeff, I saw you earlier today on 34th and with the crowd that had gathered, I still maintain that a bookstore would do incredibly well in this neighborhood. Especially if it offered access to some services as well as great programming. I know I would be a patron for sure. I fully support your efforts and applaud you guys!

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Re: Empty store fronts
« Reply #182 on: August 02, 2020, 04:13:31 PM »
I agree! And I would be fully onboard to staff it once a week as a volunteer!!

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Re: Empty store fronts
« Reply #182 on: August 02, 2020, 04:13:31 PM »