QUEENS — Literature lovers from Kew Gardens will get a chance to buy books by local authors at the first pop-up bookstore ever held in their neighborhood, which lacks its own brick-and-mortar shop selling books.
Local writers and other artists, including novelist Sweta Vikram and poet Richard Newman, will be selling books and discussing their work during the event scheduled for Nov. 13.
Emin, who also started a popular reading series in the neighborhood in 2008, said that she started the series, “because we had no bookstore in Kew Gardens.”
It was “a way to present the community with one thing bookstores can offer — readings by authors of their newest books,” she said.
Kew Gardens, Emin noted, has “both a vibrant reading community and a large writing community.”
She said she hopes the event will prove that “a full-scale bookstore would be viable here.”
The pop-up bookstore is scheduled for Nov. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at ThinkingCAP (82-66 Austin St.).