3. Book Culture LIC: 26-09 Jackson Ave.
Book Culture has long been a staple in different Manhattan neighborhoods, and now it provides a cozy refuge in LIC as well. Located smack between the Court Square and Queens Plaza subway stations, this new spot boasts all of the latest releases, author events and book signings, as well as a roaring kids floor with tons of cuddly stuffed animals. Plus, beautiful high ceilings with beams = all the more books that can fit.