Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers was established in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg in 1999. The shop hosts literary readings and specializes in used, rare, and new books on contemporary art, architecture, and various design fields.
The Renegade Reading Series was founded in 2011 to showcase emerging writers in New York City. Caitlin Elizabeth Harper hosts the series once a month at Cafe con Libros, a feminist community bookstore in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Community Bookstore in Park Slope is one of Brooklyn’s oldest bookstores, offering an array of new titles for adults and children. The store hosts book clubs, readings, and book signings. Home to a friendly staff and equally friendly cat, there is also a garden area in the back to relax and read in.
Established in 2002, Chop Suey Books offers two floors of new and gently used literature, art, photography, architecture, design, philosophy, poetry, theater, and film. The shop hosts various author events, including readings, with a healthy calendar of events throughout the year.
Volumes Bookcafe is an independent bookstore cafe in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. Volumes is a family-owned business, brought to life by two Chicago-area sisters whose careers have always been intertwined with books. They host monthly book clubs, open mics and comedy nights, weekly trivia, and StoryTime twice a week, along with a number of author and literary events.
Founded in 1997 with three floors of books and media, Prospero’s Books hosts readings, book releases, and other performance events. The bookstore is housed in a historic 1890 building in Kansas City, Missouri.
Brier Books is a local independent bookstore with a curated inventory of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books. Founded by two poets, the bookstore hosts literary events, book clubs, and community discussions.
Rainy Day Books is a full-line, full-service bookstore, carrying an array of carefully selected new books for adults and children alike. This bookstore hosts more than three hundred author events each year. Since Vivien Jennings opened their doors in 1975, Rainy Day Books has provided the Greater Kansas City community with a gathering place, a wellspring for ideas and creative thought, and an ongoing voice for literacy and awareness.
Space Cowboy Books is a science fiction bookstore in Joshua Tree, California. The bookstore hosts readings and author events throughout the year.
Split Rock carries a curated selection of new books with a focus on literary fiction and nonfiction, small presses, local interest and children’s books. The shop hosts a variety of children’s and family programming, book clubs, readings, signings and discussions.