Rust Belt Books

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Inner-Ear Poetry Series

This used bookstore offers a variety of books, as well as art, meditation, live music, and poetry readings.

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University Book Store

The University Book Store at University of Washington hosts local and national authors at their Reading Allowed book events. Their Mill Creek Town Center store (15311 Main Street) also hosts author events.

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Green Apple Books

Founded in 1967, this independent bookstore provides new and used books of all genres. Green Apple often hosts local authors for readings and book signings. The main bookstore features two floors of new and used nonfiction, new releases, children’s books, cookbooks, and has book buyback hours everyday. A Fiction & Music Annex featuring new and used fiction, music, movies, graphics novels, science fiction, mystery, and more is located down the street at 520 Clement Street.

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The Last Bookstore

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The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore is one of the largest independent bookstores in the world. In addition to over 250,000 new and used books on two floors, including its Arts & Rare Book Annex, the shared space includes tens of thousands of vinyl records and graphic novels, a huge mezzanine level that includes the Labyrinth Above the Last Bookstore, Gather Yarn Shop, and the Spring Arts Collective gallery shops. This bookstore hosts a variety of events, including book launches and readings.

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Kramerbooks & Afterwords

Contact Name: 
E. F. Stewart

Kramerbooks & Afterwords opened in 1976 and is the first bookstore/cafe in Washington, D.C. The shop has a good stock of LGBT and local literature, as well as a healthy general selection, and is open twenty-four hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Events include author signings and readings.  

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Busboys and Poets

Contact Name: 
Alisha Byrd

Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.

Events include poetry readings and open mics at six different locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Auntie’s Bookstore

Auntie’s Bookstore opened in 1978 in the Spokane Flour Mill under the name of “The Book and Game Company” and has been selling books ever since. Auntie’s moved to its current location in the Liberty Building in 1994. The store carries both new and used books, cards, t-shirts, Spokane specialty items and other gifts. A full service independent bookstore, this venue holds events, readings, signings, storytime and more throughout the year.

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Hire Grounds Cafe

This venue carries lightly used books and hosts author events, book signings, and open mic poetry readings throughout the year.

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The Booksmith

Name of Reading Series: 
Shipwreck

Located in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, this venue sells a wide array of books and hosts many literary events throughout the year including the Shipwreck reading series.

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