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While a month simply isn’t enough to celebrate the cultural contributions and influence of Hispanic + Latin authors and booksellers, we’re thrilled to share a roundup of Hispanic/Latin-owned intersectional bookstores from our bookish network to support beyond #HispanicHeritageMonth!

⭐️ Booklandia
⭐️ Bluestockings Cooperative
⭐️ Buffalo Street Books
⭐️ Cafe con Libros, Bk
⭐️ Duende District Bookstore
⭐️ Kew and Willow Books
⭐️ The Bronx is Reading
⭐️ The Phoenix Bookstore
⭐️ Third House Books
⭐️ #WallsofBooksDC
⭐️ Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria

👇Comment your favorite Hispanic/Latin-owned bookstore below!
In celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage Month, we're highlight some of our favorite Latin & Hispanic owned bookstores:

Sandcastle Tales of Del Mar | Chukaruka | Many Moonz Bookz and Brewz | Cellar Door Books | LibroMobile | Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore | Third House Books | Libélula | Libreria Giron, Inc. | Red Stick Reads | Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews | Bronx Bound Books | Miranda Writes Bookstore | The Bronx is Reading | The Lit. Bar | Cafe con Libros, Bk | CHAU, LUNA Spanish-Language Books for Children | Buffalo Street Books | Kew and Willow Books | Bluestockings Cooperative | Hipocampo Children's Books | The Phoenix Bookstore | The Storybook Garden

*This is not a complete list.
How is your summer reading coming along? Kew and Willow Books, an independent and women-owned bookstore in Queens, has you covered. Join their summer book club, browse their suggested titles, or send a Book Lovers Package to a loved one! They will customize the package based on your loved one’s book preferences and ship across the U.S. https://www.ascendus.org/marketplace/
A lovely article in the Queens Chronicle about local Queens bookstore, Kew and Willow Books!
You can get a copy of Summer on the Bluffs from my friends at Kew and Willow Books right now! Stop in today and support their Latinx, women-owned business 😊 https://bit.ly/3gs7BWI
For those who love Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights are in luck! There is now a book detailing the story of In The Heights from concept to the stage. If you order a copy through your favorite local bookstore you get a link to the virtual book launch on Thursday June 15th! Both The Astoria Bookshop and Kew and Willow Books have links to purchase. Support a local Queens bookstore and enjoy!
Noam
Summer Garden is one of many adventures of Noam, the Easter Bunny. Discover Moriah Hallow, the school for Easter Bunnies. Meet Francesco a young boy who with the help from Noam and many forest friends, learn the goodness of all God's creatures.
ISBN 978-1-0980-8670-1
Coming this Fall 2 New adventures books
Noam celebrates Halloween and Christmas with his forest Friends
Dennis Quinlan and I participated in #indepentbookstoreday2021 yesterday at our local bookstore Kew and Willow Books — grabbed some sweet titles, a tote, and got a mystery book! Always enjoyable to celebrate and support local shops and creators of all kinds! 🖤
Independent Bookstore Day! Ascendus celebrates our client and independent bookstore, Kew and Willow Books, a women-owned bookshop in Kew Gardens, Queens! Join their book club or browse their suggested titles. Read more at https://www.kewandwillow.com/
Join us on Monday @ 6pm as we make Singaporean laksa noodles live with Native Noodles and Yelp NYC!

RSVP here: https://www.yelp.com/events/new-york-virtual-event-laksa-noodles-w-native-noodles-and-qnm

Special thanks to Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria and Kew and Willow Books!
So I was just shouting you out to someone asking about great independent bookshops. I went to your website. I saw the merchandise. I saw the shirts. I saw the baseball 3/4 shirt. Just like that, my attempt at going minimal and wearing only solid color shirts, no brands or logos, died. It was a great run. I have adjusted my rules to now include supporting great local businesses by wearing their logos or brands.

Come visit a crowdfunded & women-owned bookshop in Kew Gardens, Queens!

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 11/19/2021

Small Business Saturday is quickly approaching, so save the date to #ShopSmall with us! We will be starting the celebration on Black Friday, Nov. 26th through Cyber Monday, Nov. 29th. This is what you can expect:

- IN-STORE ONLY: 10% off all cookbooks, picture books, and our local authors display. Blind Date Books will also be making a special comeback!

- ONLINE ONLY: 15% off all orders over $75 with coupon code SHOPLOCAL to be applied at checkout: www.kewandwillow.com

It’s one of the most crucial weekends for any small business, show them your love if you can! ❤️📚

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 11/04/2021

Stop by to check out our Native American Heritage Month table! ❤️

We also have a curated list on our website: https://www.kewandwillow.com/native-american-heritage-month

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 10/31/2021

Happy Halloween, Hades and Hecate from Lore Olympus welcome you 😂💜💙

“Hecate… have you seen this?”
“Seen what?”
“THIS?!”
“🙄”
“What am I paying you for??”
“You don’t pay me 😑”

10/28/2021

It is with absolute honor that we invite you to join #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown for a special, one-night-only event to launch Atlas of the Heart on Thursday, December 2, at 8 p.m. ET on Zoom.

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event and a hardcover copy of Atlas of the Heart ($30 retail price)!

Click here for more details: https://www.kewandwillow.com/atlas-heart-virtual-book-launch

It is with absolute honor that we invite you to join #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown for a special, one-night-only event to launch Atlas of the Heart on Thursday, December 2, at 8 p.m. ET on Zoom.

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event and a hardcover copy of Atlas of the Heart ($30 retail price)!

Click here for more details: https://www.kewandwillow.com/atlas-heart-virtual-book-launch

10/13/2021

Latinx Love continues with The Last Cuentista by @donnabarbahiguera, just released yesterday! It’s about a girl named Petra Peña, who wants nothing more than to be a storyteller like her abuelita. But when a comet destroys Earth, her family along with a hundred others decide to journey to a new planet, where Petra discovers that she might now be the only one with memories of their past.

Would you pick this up? 🥰

Latinx Love continues with The Last Cuentista by @donnabarbahiguera, just released yesterday! It’s about a girl named Petra Peña, who wants nothing more than to be a storyteller like her abuelita. But when a comet destroys Earth, her family along with a hundred others decide to journey to a new planet, where Petra discovers that she might now be the only one with memories of their past.

Would you pick this up? 🥰

10/06/2021

It’s our anniversary today!! Four years strong thanks to all of your love and support. We wish we could celebrate with a big party but these are the times we are in. So, virtual it is!

Join us this Saturday, Oct 9th, at 8pm for a virtual trivia night! Here is the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-GtpzMsHdyYnOeG3ZBnQ0GQE3ryt2Xw

Thank you all so much, we’ve made it through because of you ❤️

It’s our anniversary today!! Four years strong thanks to all of your love and support. We wish we could celebrate with a big party but these are the times we are in. So, virtual it is!

Join us this Saturday, Oct 9th, at 8pm for a virtual trivia night! Here is the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-GtpzMsHdyYnOeG3ZBnQ0GQE3ryt2Xw

Thank you all so much, we’ve made it through because of you ❤️

09/21/2021

🗣Free Virtual Event!

Oct. 4th @ 7PM: Join us and award-winning journalist Jo Napolitano as she discusses her debut book, The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America. In conversation with the team from Libraries for Liberation, Napolitano will share the story of the groundbreaking ACLU lawsuit in 2016 that helped shape the access refugee children have to public education.

RSVP here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/official-brooklyn-book

🗣Free Virtual Event!

Oct. 4th @ 7PM: Join us and award-winning journalist Jo Napolitano as she discusses her debut book, The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America. In conversation with the team from Libraries for Liberation, Napolitano will share the story of the groundbreaking ACLU lawsuit in 2016 that helped shape the access refugee children have to public education.

RSVP here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/official-brooklyn-book

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 09/17/2021

La fiesta continues with new additions to our Latinx table ❤️‍🔥💃🏻 Which of these would you pick out to read first?

#latinxheritagemonth #hispanicheritagemonth

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 09/15/2021

Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month! 🥰 We will be celebrating and showcasing all month long and beyond! If you need a recommendation, we’ve curated a book list on our website:
www.kewandwillow.com

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 09/12/2021

Explaining to our little ones the tragedy that happened 20 years ago can be daunting, to say the least. The Survivor Tree by Marcie Colleen is a sensitive and accessible entry point.

A hopeful story of a resilient tree that grew (and still grows) at the base of the twin towers. It reflects the book’s dedication: ‘May peace and hope grow from the darkest of our days.’ ❤️ #neverforget

Truth or Dare: A Virtual Writer & Artist Event - Crowdcast 09/02/2021

Truth or Dare: A Virtual Writer & Artist Event - Crowdcast

Event reminder! Join us tonight for this exciting and free event at 7pm.

You can tune in from home with this link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/truth-or-dare-a-virtual

Hope you can join us!

Truth or Dare: A Virtual Writer & Artist Event - Crowdcast Join us for a daring, truth-telling lineup! Authors/artists Diane Zinna, James Tate Hill, Ali Solomon, & Janine Annett will speak about their new books and honesty in life & literature. Q&A to follow

08/19/2021

Do we have any fans of Lore Olympus here?! This is not a drill! If you pre-order the upcoming graphic novel with us, you'll get this Hades pin (while supplies last)!

We love this reimagining of Hades & Persephone and think you will too! Pre-order today: https://www.kewandwillow.com/book/9780593356074

Do we have any fans of Lore Olympus here?! This is not a drill! If you pre-order the upcoming graphic novel with us, you'll get this Hades pin (while supplies last)!

We love this reimagining of Hades & Persephone and think you will too! Pre-order today: https://www.kewandwillow.com/book/9780593356074

08/06/2021

😍💙 Our #fridayfavorite is the just released, Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood, edited by Kwame Mbalia!

From stories to poetry and comics, it has something for every type of reader. Joy radiates through every page, stop by to check it out or reach out to us for a copy! 💙

😍💙 Our #fridayfavorite is the just released, Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood, edited by Kwame Mbalia!

From stories to poetry and comics, it has something for every type of reader. Joy radiates through every page, stop by to check it out or reach out to us for a copy! 💙

07/31/2021

Happy birthday, Harry! Time to donate to a trans non-profit! 🤓 As we did last year, 10% of this weekends’ proceeds will go to the National Center for Transgender Equality! ❤️

Happy birthday, Harry! Time to donate to a trans non-profit! 🤓 As we did last year, 10% of this weekends’ proceeds will go to the National Center for Transgender Equality! ❤️

07/09/2021

📚What a good looking stack 🤩 This week we are featuring Holly’s reads of 2021 so far! Have you read any of these? Let us know in the comments! And keep an eye next week for Vina’s stack (spoiler alert: it won’t be as tall 😂)

📚What a good looking stack 🤩 This week we are featuring Holly’s reads of 2021 so far! Have you read any of these? Let us know in the comments! And keep an eye next week for Vina’s stack (spoiler alert: it won’t be as tall 😂)

07/02/2021

Counting down to the Olympics? 🤩🇺🇸

Our Friday (and Olympic) favorite is the insanely talented Simone Biles! In this lyrical picture book biography, readers will learn how hard Biles worked to rise into the Final Five of Team USA!

Counting down to the Olympics? 🤩🇺🇸

Our Friday (and Olympic) favorite is the insanely talented Simone Biles! In this lyrical picture book biography, readers will learn how hard Biles worked to rise into the Final Five of Team USA!

06/25/2021

We watched our community work tirelessly on this and it is so gratifying to see it finally become A BOOK. This collection is filled with heartfelt stories about growing up in Kew Gardens, including local characters, historic places and memories of our beloved neighborhood.

Stop by to grab your copy and support a local bookstore that loves their local talent! 🧡🤍

We watched our community work tirelessly on this and it is so gratifying to see it finally become A BOOK. This collection is filled with heartfelt stories about growing up in Kew Gardens, including local characters, historic places and memories of our beloved neighborhood.

Stop by to grab your copy and support a local bookstore that loves their local talent! 🧡🤍

06/11/2021

#pride🌈 all year round, but can we talk about these adorable picture books 😍 Easily a #fridayfavorite!

👨🏻‍❤️‍👨🏼 Two Grooms on a Cake is based on the inspiring story of America’s first gay wedding.

👩🏻‍❤️‍👩🏾 My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother, and Me is a debut picture book by famous playwright Natalie Meisner and her own family’s early days growing up in Nova Scotia.

#pride🌈 all year round, but can we talk about these adorable picture books 😍 Easily a #fridayfavorite!

👨🏻‍❤️‍👨🏼 Two Grooms on a Cake is based on the inspiring story of America’s first gay wedding.

👩🏻‍❤️‍👩🏾 My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother, and Me is a debut picture book by famous playwright Natalie Meisner and her own family’s early days growing up in Nova Scotia.

06/10/2021

Mi gente! Last chance to join the book launch of IN THE HEIGHTS with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter this upcoming Tuesday!

For more details: https://www.kewandwillow.com/heights-virtual-book-launch

Also, how excited are you for this movie!? ❤️‍🔥

Mi gente! Last chance to join the book launch of IN THE HEIGHTS with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter this upcoming Tuesday!

For more details: https://www.kewandwillow.com/heights-virtual-book-launch

Also, how excited are you for this movie!? ❤️‍🔥

06/03/2021

🗣 Event Reminder! 🗣

This Friday, June 4th at 7pm, join us and author/illustrator Nate Powell (March Trilogy) as he discusses his newest graphic novel, Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, with friend and Queens' author Alex Segura.

RSVP for free right here!
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/save-it-for-later---a

🗣 Event Reminder! 🗣

This Friday, June 4th at 7pm, join us and author/illustrator Nate Powell (March Trilogy) as he discusses his newest graphic novel, Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, with friend and Queens' author Alex Segura.

RSVP for free right here!
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/save-it-for-later---a

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 05/28/2021

Let’s Clean Up by Katie Cadamatre is our #fridayfavorite! This board book can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you are a native Korean speaker, on the rusty side, or a first-time reader! It features practical language, bright imagery, and simple dialogues to help teach useful phrases that are easy to apply day to day.

Katie decided to create this book after becoming a mom and wanting to share Korean with her son ❤️ She accomplished this with a Kickstarter (just like us!)

We have copies in-store, so come by. We will be here for Memorial Day weekend by the way!

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 05/27/2021

New quote on our board! It’s from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb, which we are currently reading for book club. If you are interested in joining, we always welcome new members! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2021648084776191/ ❤️

Also, check out our upcoming events in June! We’ve got a comics talk with Nate Powell, an In the Heights book launch, Open Mic coming back, and more! You can RSVP to them on our site: www.kewandwillow.com

If you’ve read this far, leave a 👏🏻 emoji to Holly whose handwriting & talent graces this board!

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 05/21/2021

🤩 New (and very cute) merch alert!!! 🤩

Swipe through to check out adorable totes, stickers, bookmarks, and THAT mug - all by @flypaperproducts . Omg. What a #FridayFavorite ❤️

05/19/2021

Let’s take a walk on this gorgeous day to check out a historic house right here in Kew Gardens!

We will be celebrating this book on Friday at 7pm, here is the link to RSVP for free: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/history-houses-of-queens

05/17/2021

Join us for a spectacular one-night virtual event on Zoom with authors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter to celebrate the publication of IN THE HEIGHTS: Finding Home on sale Tuesday, June 15.

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event and a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home ($40 retail price)!

Click here for more details: https://www.kewandwillow.com/heights-virtual-book-launch

Join us for a spectacular one-night virtual event on Zoom with authors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter to celebrate the publication of IN THE HEIGHTS: Finding Home on sale Tuesday, June 15.

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event and a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home ($40 retail price)!

Click here for more details: https://www.kewandwillow.com/heights-virtual-book-launch

05/14/2021

Pages is making a comeback to let you know at our bookshop MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED. Yes, we’ve seen the CDC announcement, and no they haven’t told us how, as a small business, we could possibly enforce and verify that everyone that walks in is vaccinated.

We’ve already had a customer being lax about their mask and it’s only the day after. So please, respect the rules of the shop and the safety of those around you - wear a mask!

Pages is making a comeback to let you know at our bookshop MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED. Yes, we’ve seen the CDC announcement, and no they haven’t told us how, as a small business, we could possibly enforce and verify that everyone that walks in is vaccinated.

We’ve already had a customer being lax about their mask and it’s only the day after. So please, respect the rules of the shop and the safety of those around you - wear a mask!

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 04/30/2021

#FavoriteFriday: Our mom window display is a celebration of all kinds of moms!

And we’re bringing back our care packages! We’re always excited to create bundles based on the reader’s interest and we can have them ready for store pick up or ship them!

For more details: https://www.kewandwillow.com/book-lovers-care-package ❤️

04/24/2021

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!
Thank you for all the love today! We are so lucky to be able to celebrate this day with you all.

If you weren't able to stop by today, we have a coupon for our website! The coupon code is IBD10, and you'll get 10% off any purchase over $50.

We love you all

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!
Thank you for all the love today! We are so lucky to be able to celebrate this day with you all.

If you weren't able to stop by today, we have a coupon for our website! The coupon code is IBD10, and you'll get 10% off any purchase over $50.

We love you all

Kew and Willow Books updated their business hours. 04/09/2021

Kew and Willow Books updated their business hours.

Kew and Willow Books updated their business hours.

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 04/09/2021

Our #FridayFavorite really brings us back to our old crowdfunding days! Kew Gardens’ own Alex Segura is Kickstarting his newest graphic novel, The Dusk, and we couldn’t be more excited 🖤❤️

The Dusk tells the story of Jaime Nuñez, a Cuban American public defender turned masked hero and introduces us to a super hero that sees past the traditional “Good vs Evil”. As of this post there are still 12 days left to support their campaign and bring The Dusk to life - link in our bio!

04/08/2021

Extended hours starting this Saturday, April 10th! The shop is going back to being open on Sundays too 😀

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am to 6:30pm
Fridays - Saturdays: 11:30am to 7:30pm
Sundays: 11:30am to 6:30pm
Mondays: c l o s e d

Hope to see you all at the shop!

Extended hours starting this Saturday, April 10th! The shop is going back to being open on Sundays too 😀

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am to 6:30pm
Fridays - Saturdays: 11:30am to 7:30pm
Sundays: 11:30am to 6:30pm
Mondays: c l o s e d

Hope to see you all at the shop!

Photos from Kew and Willow Books's post 04/02/2021

Happy National Poetry Month!

We'd love to know who your favorite poets are? Comment below!

Our Story

Our community effort to bring a bookstore back into Queens has become a reality. Thanks to your support, we have opened our crowdfunded bookshop in Kew Gardens! Come visit a women-owned, local bookstore!

We are a general purpose bookstore where you will find the latest releases and bestsellers. We host a monthly book club, poetry open mic, game night, author readings, and more!

Visit our website for more details: www.kewandwillow.com

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81-63 Lefferts Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY
11415

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 11:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 11:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday 11:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 11:30am - 6:30pm
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