Couth Buzzard Books is a local, independent bookstore, café, and performance and community gathering space. The café serves beer and wine, shows visual art, and hosts live acoustic music with local musicians, open mics, and poetry and author readings.
826CHI is the Chicago branch of a national nonprofit that offers free creative and expository writing workshops and tutoring for students. The Chicago writing and tutoring center often hosts literary events, fundraisers, and community activities.
Hosted by BooTown, the Grown-up Storytime series takes place the third Tuesday of every month with two shows, one at 8:00 PM and another at 10:00 PM, at Rudyard’s British Pub. BooTown selects stories sent in by writers and assigns them to story readers. There is a $5 entrance fee.
University of Houston's MFA Creative Writing program hosts poetry nights, several reading series, and various literary readings by faculty, students, and visiting writers.
Poison Pen brings in three locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to read at Poison Girl Bar on the last Thursday of each month. Readings begins at 8:30 PM.
Kaboom Books is a used bookstore in Woodland Heights near Downtown Houston. Their stock of 100,000 books ranges from current to long out-of-print titles. They regularly host author readings, book signings, and other literary events open to the community.
Boston University's MFA Creative Writing program hosts many readings by faculty, students, and visiting writers, as well as lectures, talks, and panel discussions throughout the school year.
826 Boston is the Boston branch of a national nonprofit that offers free creative and expository writing workshops and tutoring for students. The center often hosts literary events, fundraisers, and community activities.
Located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, Secret Garden Books is a full service general bookstore featuring books for everyone, with a particular specialty in children's books.
They regularly host author readings and signings, talks, book club meetings, and other literary events, and have expanded their programming to include author events, school book fairs, and cultural events throughout the city.
The Central Library branch of the Seattle Public Library regularly hosts lectures, author readings and signings, book clubs, discussion groups, presentations and panels, storytime for grown-ups, reading series, and more.