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Type: Indie Bookstore

Anthology Booksellers is an independent used-book store specializing in used, out-of-print, and rare books in most fields. Owners Marilyn Stablein, a poet and essayist, and Gary Wilkie, a bookseller for forty years, have over three thousand poetry books in their collection, as well as dozens of letterpress chapbooks, literary ephemera, and more.

Address: 341 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
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Type: Indie Bookstore

Mac's Backs is a neighborhood bookstore and book exchange with three floors of new and used books and magazines. It hosts readings, book signings, author events, book clubs, and writing workshops, and is a member of IndieBound (a nonprofit organization serving independent and community bookstores).

Address: 1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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How to Make a Life, Maybe Even a Living


Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin looks at how Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe are building a literary life—and a bookstore—in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Literati Bookstore

Beginning in January 2013, Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe spent nearly three months renovating a twenty-six-hundred-square-foot storefront in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to prepare for the grand opening of Literati Bookstore. Not everything went according to plan: Unforeseen expenses and delays, a botched order of fifteen thousand bookmarks, and a near total loss of their first week's sales threatened the bookstore's success. But over a hundred members of the Ann Arbor community turned up for Literati's inaugural reading, and now, more than eight months after the store's grand opening, Gustafson and Lowe have built a successful community around their literary dream. The following images offer a behind the scenes look at the couple's journey, which contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin chronicles in "How to Make a Life, Maybe Even a Living: Opening an Independent Bookstore" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.


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Type: Indie Bookstore

Opened in 2009, the Greenlight Bookstore is an independent bookstore that strongly values the role it plays in its local community located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Owners Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo and staff carefully curate the book selection and oversee the regular events and book group meetings that are vital to the local literary scene.

Address: 686 Fulton Street
New York 11217
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Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
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New York, NY 10009
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