Book Culture LIC, located at 26-09 Jackson Avenue, announced it would be temporarily closing on Monday.
The move comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced New York City schools, movie theaters, and Broadway to close, and has limited access to restaurants and public gatherings.
Book Culture has two other locations on Broadway and 114th Street, which will also close, and at 536 W 112th Street, which will have a limited opening.
“After careful consideration of the community health crisis we are experiencing, we have decided to close two of our locations, Book Culture LIC and Book Culture on Broadway (at 114th),” Book Culture said in a statement. “Our 112th store will be open from 10am to 6pm going forward for pick up of online and over the phone orders.
“Unfortunately all browsing at our 112th street location is suspended. If you wish to come into the store to request a book we will be able to grab what we have in stock while limiting all customer access to the foyer. We want the Book Culture community to stay alive, so we appreciate your support at this time.”