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Recent Blog Entries

Family Shopping Guidelines

Dear Neighbor,

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First, all three Book Culture stores are open and we are doing everything we can to keep our stores a clean and safe place to shop. We are asking our patrons observe a couple guidelines as we adjust to this new reality of Covid-19 preparedness.


2019 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature

We are so excited to share the translated literature longlist for the National Book Awards with you. The longlists for other categories can be found on the National Book Foundation website

The National Book Award Finalists will be announced on October 8, and the Winners announced on November 20!

Anti-Beach Reads

Everyone has their list of beach reads, light and breezy books suitable for reading over the course of say, a week at the beach. We wanted to offer up something different: a list of books meant to serve as a summer project. Long, or dense books that will last the whole season and turn "beach reads" (plural) into "beach reads" (singular.)

Summer Reading 2019: Book Culture Long Island City

If you're anything like us, you always kind of enjoyed the summer reading you had to do in school. Luckily for you, we've found a way to turn "kind of" into "really" using one simple trick: set your own reading list! Here you'll find the books that our booksellers have decided to try and tackle this summer. This is strictly for participation credit, there will not be a test, we promise.