Annie Bloom’s Books

A neighborhood independent bookstore, Annie Bloom’s Books carries a broad range of new (not used) books across many genres. Along with a strong fiction section, they excel in children's and young adult, travel, current events, and cooking. The bookstore hosts frequent book readings and signings, writer talks, local authors, and First Friday activities.

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Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

This west side location of Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing hosts popular author events, talks, and readings throughout the year. This bookstore also provides an expansive setting for customers to explore over half a million used, new, and hard-to-find books across every category and genre.

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Powell’s Books on Hawthorne

Powell’s Books on Hawthorne is a smaller, more relaxed counterpart to Powell’s City of Books flagship location. Located in the heart of Southeast Portland, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne covers more than 10,000 square feet of retail space and offers more than 200,000 used and new books. They host lively author readings several times each week in the Tabor Room.

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Folio: The Seattle Athenauem

Inspired by the country’s earliest libraries, often called athenaeums, Folio provides access to discerning private book collections that have been donated, and a home for reading, writing, dialogue, and learning. Public programming includes book-based discussions, readings, presentations of book arts and rare volumes, and musical, cultural, and civic events.

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Poets House

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Paolo Javier, Program Director

Founded in 1985 by the late U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center. Located in Battery Park City, the 11,000-square-foot space houses a 60,000-volume poetry library, a reading room, an exhibition room, and a children’s room, all free and open to the public. Poets House offers a wide range of literary programming, including readings, talks, panels, performances, poetry workshops, and the annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Stephen Burt, Cynthia Cruz, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rickey Laurentiis, Valeria Luiselli, Gregory Pardlo, Jerome Rothenberg, Natasha Saje, Eleni Sikelianos, Wendy Xu

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WORD Jersey City

WORD has two bookstores, one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2013, the Jersey City location has an inventory of current and past favorites from all genres and categories as well as a café serving coffee and treats. They host a full calendar of events each month, from provocative and thoughtful to flat-out fun.

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Gina Apostol, R. A. Villanueva, David Peterson, Lou Anders, Heather Greene, Len Vlahos, Danielle Paige, Judith Jones, Tayari Jones, Bridgett Davis

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WORD Brooklyn

WORD has two bookstores, one in Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2007, the Brooklyn location is a 1,000 square-foot independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint that hosts everything from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). Store hours are 10:00AM to 9:00PM every day.

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Eimear McBride, Jenny Offill, Nicholas Kaufmann, Katherine Howe, Saeed Jones, Matthew Gavin Frank, Marie-Helene Bertino, Lizzie Stark, Tiffany Reisz

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Avid Bookshop (Five Points)

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Avid Bookshop is a locally-owned, Athens, Georgia-based business. The original location opened on Prince Avenue in 2011, and their second location opened in Five Points in November 2016. The shops regularly hold events such as readings and book signings, kids’ story times, poetry nights, workshops with authors, and more. 

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Avid Bookshop (Prince Avenue)

Avid Bookshop is a locally-owned, Athens, Georgia-based business. The original location opened on Prince Avenue in 2011, and their second location opened in Five Points in November 2016. The shops regularly hold events such as readings and book signings, kids’ story times, poetry nights, workshops with authors, and more. 

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Writer’s Atelier

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Racquel Henry

Writer’s Atelier is a place writers can visit to associate or network with other writers and improve their craft. They provide a variety of editing and consulting services for writers as well. The facility hosts literary group gatherings, writing workshops, book signings and readings, writing and reading groups and clubs, open mic events, and other small literary events.

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