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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WordsWorth Books & Co.

WordsWorth Books & Co. is the oldest independent bookstore in Little Rock. It sells a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as books about local interests and various gifts. WordsWorth’s vitality is rooted in our local community and sponsors frequent literary events and author signings in Little Rock.

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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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Authors Books & Music

The bookstore hosts a variety of book signings, discussions, readings, and literary events throughout the year.

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Louanne Johnson author of "My Posse Don't Do Homework" made into the movie DANGEROUS MINDS. Reg Darling author of Coyote Soul, Raven Heart

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Books Are Magic

Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, is owned by author Emma Straub and her husband Michael Fusco-Straub. The bookstore sells everything from best-sellers to a wide selection of kids’ books to lesser-known titles by local authors, and hosts literary events including book launches, readings, and talks.

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Anderson's Bookshop: Naperville

An independent, family-owned bookstore with locations in Naperville, Downers Grove, and La Grange, selling books independently since 1875. The bookstore hosts a variety of author events and owner Becky Anderson interviews visiting authors for NCTV17's Authors Revealed.

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An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café

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Deb Sundin

On the site of the historic Falk's Market, Julie and Jeff Kinney created a cornerstone in downtown Plainville with an independent bookstore, a café, and an event space. An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café is a community gathering place for meeting authors, eating breakfast or lunch, or relaxing with a new book and a beer or glass of wine. Directly upstairs to An Unlikely Story is the Second Story. The Second Story hosts community events including readings, jewelry workshops, yoga, karaoke, wine tastings, game nights for families, and is also available for private functions.

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Alley Cat Books

Throughout the year, Alley Cat hosts a plethora of events in its cavernous gallery space including, but not limited to, a myriad of poetry and literature readings, dances, artist receptions, film nights, workshops, book clubs, and performances.

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A Room of One's Own

Founded in 1975, A Room of One's Own is a feminist bookstore in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The store specializes in women's literature and offers a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, music, posters, and T-shirts for and by women. A Room of One's Own also maintains a non-sexist children's section and stocks up-to-date titles in lesbian and gay studies, bisexual and transgender books, gender studies, as well as lesbian and gay male fiction. The store hosts several author events throughout the year.

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