You are reading

Book Culture Officially Opens in Court Square

Book Culture LIC at 26-09 Jackson Ave. (Photo via Book Culture on Twitter)

Dec. 8, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Book Culture has finally opened its doors in Long Island City’s Court square neighborhood.

The book store, located at 26-09 Jackson Ave., officially opened today after its arrival was announced back in May.

The Court Square site has two floors worth of books, with one level dedicated to genres like non-fiction, fiction, best sellers, and classics, while another level is solely for children’s literature. A play area with toys is also part of the children’s section.

The store also sells accessories and merchandise like backpacks, bookmarks, candles, and other home goods. Scattered around the locale are small reading spaces for visitors to cozy up with a book.

Althea Lamel, the location’s manager, hopes for Book Culture to become ingrained in the community.

“Book Culture plays an important part in the communities they exist in,” she told the LIC Post in November, and added that the three other Book Culture locations in Manhattan have partnered with neighboring businesses and schools for programming. “We are looking to set that up in Long Island City.”

Book Culture LIC is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and opens at 10 a.m. on weekends, with closing times of 8 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, and to see a list of events and programming planned for the Court Square location, visit Book Culture online.

email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

This place is awesome!!!! I visited this past weekend and they did an amazing job with the store and selection of books and gifts are really great. Also, a wonderful selection of children’s books and some toys. A perfect addition to the neighborhood.

Margie B.

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! Its a dream come true to live right by a bookstore. Can’t wait to check it out! VROOM


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a slight but noticeable drop in northern Queens.

Maspeth man faces life in prison for 2020 fatal stabbing in Dutch Kills: DA

A Maspeth man who was caught by transit cops vaping inside a Brooklyn subway station in January is facing as much as 75 years to life in prison for stabbing a Dutch Kills man to death four years ago.

Luis Hernandez, 36, of 56th Street, was arraigned Tuesday in Queens Supreme Court on a seven-count indictment charging him with murder, gang assault and other crimes in the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man and the attempted murder of two others in Astoria in 2020.