Posts Tagged ‘Enigma Bookstore’

Help save an indie book store

998677_147312385462253_368146408_nLong story short: My neighborhood sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery bookmonger, Enigma Bookstore, is being pushed out by its landlord, and the cost of relocating might put them out of business.

The owners, Claire and Hugh, have been tremendously supportive of my work, and have hosted a couple of very nice book launch and signing events for me, as well as for numerous other local NYC authors.

What can you do to help? Visit their GoFundMe page and make a donation of any amount, whatever you can reasonably spare, to help them survive the transition as they look to find a new location where they can put down roots and continue their mission of cultivating readers of new and classic science fiction, fantasy, and mystery literature.

Here endeth the plea.

Star Trek Night at Enigma Bookstore!

Saturday, November 2 from 7PM–10PM
33–17 Crescent St., Astoria, NY 11106

Join me and my friends Keith R.A. DeCandido and Aaron Rosenberg for an evening of Star Trek-themed readings, a signing session for our books old and new, and a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of Trek literature.

What’s the occasion, you ask? The premiere of my latest Star Trek novel, The Fall, Book III: A Ceremony of Losses!


This medical techno-thriller pits Doctor Julian Bashir against, well, just about everybody in his latest quixotic mission to do the right thing.


With each copy of A Ceremony of Losses purchased at Enigma Bookstore during the signing event, get a FREE COPY of my Star Trek: Typhon Pact novel Zero Sum Game, which set up the Julian Bashir/Sarina Douglas story that continues now in The Fall. (First come, first served; offer good only while supplies last.)




Get an advance sneak peek at next spring’s hottest new title, The Klingon Art of War by Keith R.A. DeCandido!

This is going to be a fun night full of Trek-ish awesomeness. So swing by — and bring a friend!

A new indie SF/F bookstore in Astoria

998677_147312385462253_368146408_nThere are many types of independently owned businesses that my New York City neighborhood possesses in abundance: hookah bars, restaurants, hookah bars, delis, more hookah bars, and liquor stores, to name a few. But there have been two types of establishment woefully lacking here in Astoria: an old-fashioned ice-cream scoop shop, and an independent bookstore.

At least one of those absences is about to be rectified.

I was excited to learn recently that Enigma Bookstore, an independently owned bookshop specializing in science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction, both classic and new, is opening soon not far from my home. I’ll be out of town for their grand opening the weekend of August 2–4, but I plan on paying them a visit next week during their “soft open,” or else just after their grand opening.

Those of you who live in NYC, especially Queens, and dig SF&F literature, I hope you’ll join me in supporting this new business.

Now, if only we could get a new ice-cream scoop shop….