Tired of the Bar Scene?

Tired of the bar scene, but want a fun place to socialize, meet a friend—old or new, bring a date or arrange a blind date? Why not consider meeting at Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine? We serve wine, craft beers, coffee, tea and so much more.

Here are some events you may want to attend for a fun evening out:

Thursday, January 12th, 7PM: An Introduction to wine. Details here: http://turnofthecorkscrew.com/event/an-introduction-to-the-world-of-wine/

 

Friday, January 13th, 7PM: Paint & Sip, Details here: http://turnofthecorkscrew.com/event/paint-sip-2/

 

Thursday, January 19th, 6 PM, Speed Psychic Reading, Details here:

http://turnofthecorkscrew.com/event/mickeys-speed-psychic-reading/

 

Holiday Hours and More….

We will close at 4 PM on Christmas Even and New Year’s Eve

We will be closed Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26th and New Year’s Day

YES, WE HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM TO RENT…birthday parties, business meetings…etc. Come check it out and ask for details!

Book Clubs, if you hold your book meeting here,

order your monthly selection from us and get 10% off.

We now carry both new and used books. Come find some gems!

GoFundMe Campaign Update

We Still Need Your Help

Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine has been opened for over a year now. For several months, we were going in the right direction. It was gratifying to see our hard work, commitment and long hours adding to our success. But then in May 2016 street closures due to major construction turned the tide for us in a negative way. Here it is December and finally it seems that the construction is over, after our street had been closed every day for months. What followed was our bills piling up while our sales went down. Customers told us they couldn’t get to us due to the mess our street was in. Our business plan didn’t account for this major interruption in business, which is why we are asking for help…because we need your help! We, Peggy and Carol, are co-owners who put our homes on the line and invested over $100,000 of our own money because we believed in this venture, (and still do) not because we expected to get rich. However, we never expected something as unexpected as street construction to hinder our accomplishment. We have many events scheduled in the coming months and need to order books for them, as well as more books and products for the holiday season while a sizeable loan payment lingers over us.

Therefore, if you liked what we bring to the community, as well as the South Shore of Long Island, won’t you please help keep us in business? In order to do this, we are trying to raise $75,000 to get us back on our feet. We have reached over $10,000 thus far and are so appreciative. Thank you, but we could continue using your help. Very much appreciated….https://www.gofundme.com/2tph29zy

VOLUME DISCOUNTS!

 

Have you considered buying books as gifts in volume? Do you have teachers, patients, students, parishioners who could use a book as a gift? We can help with the selection since our store has a program for your business, school, nonprofit or church and can offer a discounted price for large discounts. Please ask for details. 516-764-6000

 

We Need Your Help

 

gofundme

Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine has been opened for a year now. For several months, we were going in the right direction. It was gratifying to see our hard work, commitment and long hours adding to our success. But then in May 2016 street closures due to major construction turned the tide for us in a negative way. Here it is October and the construction is still going on, with our street being closed every day for almost two months. What followed was our bills piling up while our sales went down. Customers told us they couldn’t get to us due to the mess our street was in. Our business plan didn’t account for this major interruption in business, which is why we are asking for help…because we need your help! If we don’t get some funding, our doors will have to be closed and the community will lose an independent bookstore that is a place for the community to gather where we host many programs, including author discussions, workshops, and our very successful Creative Writers Camp we hosted this summer for 18 young talented writers. We, Peggy and Carol, are co-owners who put our homes on the line and invested over $100,000 of our own money because we believed in this venture, (and still do) not because we expected to get rich. However, we never expected something as unexpected as street construction to hinder our accomplishment. We have many events scheduled in the coming months and need to order books for them, as well as books and products for the holiday season while a sizeable loan payment lingers over us.

Therefore, if you liked what we brought to the community, as well as the South Shore of Long Island, won’t you please help keep us in business? In order to do this, we are trying to raise $75,000 to get us back on our feet. Many of you asked that we not leave the community…please help us stay.

https://www.gofundme.com/2tph29zy

And…if you haven’t been here in a while, here’s a video of what we’ve brought to the community since we’ve opened – and we hope that we can be here for years to come!

James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus for Booksellers

We sure could use this! Yes, our street being closed for most of August and September has hurt our sales dramatically and getting a bonus would help us meet our obligations, and you could help! Here’s how:

Bookstore employees, publishing professionals, authors, or bookstore shoppers may submit bonus nominations on behalf of any current independent bookstore employee of an America Bookseller Association member store (Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine is a member) who did not receive a bonus from the 2015 James Patterson Holiday Bonus campaign. (We didn’t.) Applications must be made online by completing and submitting the application form found at bookweb.org/bonus. In all cases, the vetting process will include obtaining approval from the bookstore employee and store in question to confirm current employment. A total of $250,000 dollars will be available in bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for distribution between December 1, 2016, and December 18, 2016. The bonuses will be announced through the website bookweb.org/bonus.

How do you nominate a bookstore employee?

  • It’s simple to nominate a bookstore employee for a bonus, which range from $1,000 to $5,000. You just have to fill out a form with your name and the bookstore employee’s name and store and describe in 250 words or fewer why this bookseller deserves a holiday bonus. Go to this website to nominate a bookseller: bookweb.org/bonus.
  • How will bonus recipients be chosen?
  • The ABA will accept nominations and submit them to James Patterson for approval and fulfillment. He will personally review the nominations and select the bonus recipients.
  • When will bonus recipients be announced?
  • Bonus recipients will be announced the week of December 12. A full list of bonus recipients will be posted at bookweb.org/bonus.
  • What are the requirements to be considered for a bonus?
  • All employees of ABA member bookstores are eligible for a bonus. Nominations can be made by anyone: store owners, managers, fellow booksellers, publishing professionals, authors, and bookstore shoppers. But they must always be nominating a current bookstore employee.
  • What is a good reason to nominate a bookstore employee for a bonus?
  • It could be that this bookseller recommended one of your favorite books this year. Maybe they were responsible for an incredible book event or developed a new program at the store. They might stay late every evening to keep the store in top shape or consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. James Patterson wants to reward bookstore employees who are making a difference in their stores and their communities.
  • Can more than one employee from the same store receive a bonus?
  • Yes! James Patterson will consider all nominations, including more than one bookstore employee from the same store.
  • After I submit the form on the website, what are the next steps?
  • You will receive an email confirmation that your nomination has been submitted. James Patterson will review the nominations and the ABA will follow up individually with bookstore employees who will be receiving a bonus.
  • Is there a deadline to nominate a bookstore employee?
  • The deadline to nominate a bookstore employee for a holiday bonus is November 1, 2016. The bonuses will be awarded in mid-December and announced on the website bookweb.org/bonus.
  • Where is the money for these bonuses coming from?
  • James Patterson is personally funding all the bonuses. He is devoting proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books to funding pro-reading initiatives like the independent bookstore employee bonus program.

Back by Popular Demand! Creative Writers ‘Camp’

writingtoolsOnce again, Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine is offering four fun sessions to help kids with the creative process of writing, for ages 8 and up. These young scribes will be guided in their writing process, geared for their age, whether they want to learn how to write fiction, from short stories to longer works, essays or blogs. They will be encouraged to have fun while being creative with writing prompts and games. Sessions will be on Friday afternoons, from 4:30 pm-6pm, October 14th, 21st, 28th and November 4th. The four-week session is $50.00. Registration is required. Kids may bring pens, paper, iPads, laptops or whatever writing device they prefer. We look forward to seeing you!