Summer 2014

Hi QASBRF Friends!
What have you read lately? This summer I enjoyed a variety of books which included “Messy Spirituality” by John Yaconelli, “Physics of the Impossible” by Michio Kaku, and “Under the Kapok Tree” by Alma Gottlieb. I am presently reading “Letter and Spirit” by Scott Hahn.
Please note the highlights provided below.
  • La Caasa Azul offers bi-lingual readings.
  • Sunday, September 21 is the Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall on Joralemon Street.
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Book Reading and Signing: The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho, a novel by Anjanette Delgado
Friday, September 5th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Puerto Rican novelist Anjanette Delgado will read from her new novel, The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho, about a psychic who refuses to see beyond the tip of her nose and must recover her gift in a hurry when her married lover turns up dead steps from her front door!
Join Anjanette, Siempre Mujereditor Maria Marrero, and psychic Candi Fantacci for a Q&A session, signing, and a reading of the book… and of your future.
Bilingual Book Reading by Kianny N. Antigua ofMía, Esteban and the New Words / Mía, Esteban y las nuevas palabras

Saturday, September 6, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
About the book: Mía is a little girl who is learning to talk. Since she is curious and friendly, she notices Esteban, her neighbor, a special kid. Mía offers him her friendship and, in exchange, Esteban will return Mía’s new words. This is a story of friendship, solidarity, compassion and hope.

Free event, perfect for children ages 4-7!

Literacy for Incarcerated Teens Librería Project!

Saturday, September 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us as Literacy for Incarcerated Teens (LIT) partners with La Casa Azul Bookstore to create a bilingual library at the Children’s Home of Kingston where a number of children are being detained as they await immigration proceedings. LIT, a volunteer-run non-profit organization, funds the creation of libraries and literacy programs in children’s detention facilities throughout New York State.

The Librería will be LIT’s first fully bilingual library collection. Books have been carefully curated by La Casa Azul Bookstore and feature an amazing array of works in Spanish and English, from moving young adult novels to colorful children’s books intended to assist in English-language learning.

Join us for food, music and good company as authors who work closely with LIT and volunteers alike discuss the wonder and power detained youth derive from books.

Book Release Party for Martina and the Wondrous Waterfall  by Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Get ready for a musical adventure, when La Cucarachita Martina, El Raton Miguel, and a band of new characters challenge each other to see which one plays the best instrument in the world. Let this team of quirky animals and insects take you around the world as you learn about the international flavor in Puerto Rican folkloric music, like bomba y plena. Yadhira’s first book, Martina Finds a Shiny Coin, an adaptation to the folktale of Martina and Perez, is currently available at La Casa Azul Bookstore.
Both books will be available for purchase and signing at the book party.
Music, food and drinks — reading at 4:30pm followed by author signing. Free event, Perfect for children ages 4-7!

Like to plan ahead?  

The event calendar for September is now online!

La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E. 103 rd St
El Barrio, NY 10029
(212) 426-2626
6 Train to 103 rd StreetSUMMER HOURS:
We will be closed August 25 – 28, normal business hours resume on
Friday August 29.

Regular store hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays

Calling all educators!

Did you know you can schedule a school trip to our store?
We have a variety of programs for school trips to choose from!Schedule your school trip by

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Thank you for your support of La Casa Azul Bookstore! 
Here is a great way to keep sharing the love, this year and beyond!
Use cash or checks.  
We happily accept credit cards at our shop, but paying us in cash or check means that we actually retain more money!
Not having to pay those sometimes-hefty credit card fees means we have more money to spend on more books, on excellent booksellers’ salaries, and more.
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Please RSVP for events – it helps us to know how many people to expect per event. Register for all events via email:
Please note, the entry to La Casa Azul Bookstore requires walking down two steps. The event spaces (gallery and back patio) are both in lower levels. If you will need accommodations during an event, please include that information in your rsvp email.
Save the date:
Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 21, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Rain or shine!  

Join us for a feast of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. La Casa Azul Bookstore and Las Comadres para las Americas will be bringing over 20 authors to the fair! Look for our tent.
Festival location: Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

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