In Midst of chain bookstore closures and Amazon market domination, Astoria Bookshop flourishes

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Located between Broadway and 30th Avenue, Astoria has been a central part of the neighborhood since it’s opening in 2013. ┬áDespite Amazon accounting for 30 percent of book sales in the United States and chain bookstores closing their doors, owner Lexi Beach, 34, says customer loyalty and the neighborhood’s general support for small businesses has allowed her business to flourish.