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Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby for THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS.

Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby for THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS.

Dear Friends of the Astoria Bookshop,

What a month so far! Our events programming is winding down as the holiday season approaches, but we’ve still got some great author events on the calendar before the year ends! Join us in December for a graphic novel adaptation from Roxane Gay and Tracy Lynn-Oliver! Check out our events calendar for the rest of the month, at Astoriabookshop.com and keep an eye out for some exciting events planned for the New Year! We also are excited to announce we have limited in-store browsing by appointment! Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street, Astoria. You can find more information on how to book an appointment and our guidelines at at Astoriabookshop.com.

Our storytime series with Gina is taking a pause for now. Please keep an eye out on our website for any new dates!

Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby for THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS, Tuesday, December 15th | 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET. Join us for an exciting conversation between authors Roxane Gay and Tracy Lynne Oliver with illustrator Rebecca Kirby to celebrate THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS!

Quincy, a small tricolor Cavalier, is serving regal canine realness while taking a walk outside. As he looks on to a brighter future, he knows that there is more work to do. He would also like to remind everyone to continue to wear a mask!

Quincy, a small tricolor Cavalier, is serving regal canine realness while taking a walk outside. As he looks on to a brighter future, he knows that there is more work to do. He would also like to remind everyone to continue to wear a mask!

This event will be held on Crowdcast. In order to attend the virtual panel, you must purchase a copy of The Sacrifice of Darkness from us. You will receive a code on Monday, December 14th to access the event on the 15th at 8pm ET. For any questions, please contact us at our general inbox at: info@astoriabookshop.com or our events coordinator at events@astoriabookshop.com

About The Sacrifice of Darkness: Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” as a full length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines. “When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.”

Follow one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil.

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