Book Culture

With the strong support of the Morningside Heights community and the faculty and administration of Columbia University, Book Culture is a true community bookstore. Founded in 1997, the store features new and classic fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, mystery novels, graphic novels, home and craft books, and travel guides. They host numerous readings and literary events throughout the year.

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Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Big Blue Marble Bookstore is an independently owned bookstore located in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia that specializes in progressive and multicultural titles of interest to Philadelphians in general and Mt. Airy-ites in particular: children's books; woman-centered pregnancy and parenting; sustainable living; lesbian/gay, African-American, and Jewish studies; feminist science fiction; literary graphic novels; and smart, fun fiction. They host readings, events, book clubs, and other groups throughout the year. 

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Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center

Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center is located in the Old Town Hall in Venice, California, near the Pacific Ocean. Programs include readings and free workshops. The space also houses a bookstore and, since 1998, Beyond Baroque Books, an imprint dedicated to publishing emerging, overlooked, out-of-print, and experimental poetry, especially written by Los Angeles-based writers.

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yes
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no
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Barnes & Noble: Court Street

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Susan Banks Tetterton

Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and regularly host author events. Each year, they work directly with publishers to book national touring authors for an estimated 2,500 appearances in stores across the country, featuring everyone from established writers to celebrity chefs to the biggest YouTube stars. In addition, their stores host thousands of local authors annually which are typically arranged in coordination with publishers. These events help authors gain exposure and build their profiles in their local communities.

Accept Queries?: 
yes
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no
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yes
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Barnes & Noble: Arboretum

This Barnes & Noble is located in the Arboretum Shopping Center, at the Southwest Corner of 183 and Great Hills Trail. Events include author readings, talks, and book signings.

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yes
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no
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Barnes & Noble: 86th & Lexington Ave

Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and regularly host author events. Each year, they work directly with publishers to book national touring authors for an estimated 2,500 appearances in stores across the country, featuring everyone from established writers to celebrity chefs to the biggest YouTube stars. In addition, their stores host thousands of local authors annually which are typically arranged in coordination with publishers. These events help authors gain exposure and build their profiles in their local communities.

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no
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no
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no
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Women & Children First

Women & Children First is one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, children’s books for all ages, and the best of lesbian and gay fiction and nonfiction. The bookstore hosts book launches, talks, and readings across multiple genres.

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Woodland Pattern Book Center

Founded in 1979, Woodland Pattern Book Center is a nonprofit organization and writing center that also houses a bookstore with over 25,000 small press titles, including a selection of poetry, chapbooks, broadsides, and multicultural literature. The center includes an art gallery where it hosts exhibitions, artist talks, readings, experimental films, concerts and writing workshops for adults and children.

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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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Representative Readers: 

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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