Founded in 1959 by Moe Moskowitz and his wife, Barbara, Moe’s Books has become a beloved Berkeley institution and an emblem of the Beatnik era. Situated just four blocks from the University of California campus, this bookstore hosts a very active reading series and an array of literary events throughout the year.
A seller of used and new books, Pegasus began regularly hosting events in 2008 and to this day, the creative energies of staffers have shaped a unique event program that runs throughout the year.
Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, City Lights is an independent bookstore where book lovers from across the country and around the world come to browse, read, and just soak in the ambiance of alternative culture’s only “Literary Landmark.” Although it has been more than fifty years since tour buses with passengers eager to sight “Beatniks” began pulling up in front of City Lights, the Beats’ legacy of anti-authoritarian politics and insurgent thinking continues to be a strong influence in the store, most evident in the selection of titles.
Established in 1984, Politics and Prose is an independent bookstore and cafe in Washington D. C. that hosts regular author events, readings, and writing classes throughout the year.
Tattered Cover Book Store has grown over forty-three years into one of the premier bookstores in America, with four unique locations in the Denver Metro area (LoDo, Colfax, Littleton, and in Union Station). The stores are filled with antique furniture and lots of nooks and crannies for browsing and reading. Tattered Cover has decades of experience hosting authors, averaging nearly 500 writers, illustrators, celebrities and other special guests each year. We sell e-books, new and used books, bargain books, and rare collectible editions.
Counterpath is a publisher, gallery and event space, and bookstore. As a publisher, Counterpath was founded in 2006 and has published over sixty titles to date. Its gallery and event space, opened in late 2010 and hosts art, music, digital, film, and literary exhibitions, performances, and events. Its bookstore, part of the event space, carries titles published by small and independent presses.
Established in 1979, the Trident Booksellers and Café has used and new books, with an emphasis on art, religion, and culture, as well as poetry and literature. Trident hosts readings and other literary and community events throughout the year.
The Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe in Boulder on University Hill, was founded in 2010. As one of three exclusively-poetry bookstores in the United States, Innisfree hosts frequent poetry readings, open mic events, book club meetings, writer talks, school group events, and other literary events for the local community throughout the year.
Broadway Book Mall is an independent bookstore, run by the former owners of the Denver Book Mall, in its current location on South Broadway since 2009. The bookstore hosts frequent author talks and signings, literary readings, and other local community events throughout the year.
Boulder Book Store is the largest independent bookstore in Boulder, Colorado. It hosts more than two hundred events every year and is the official bookstore for Naropa University. Authors who have visited over the years include Christopher Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Deepak Chopra, Garrison Keillor, Jon Krakauer, Mitch Albom, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Gilbert, Michael Pollan, Chelsea Handler, Neil Gaiman, Terry Prachett, and Sherman Alexie.