The Mercantile Library maintains and expands a large, historic collection of books while presenting a healthy schedule of events including author and writer visits and events, book discussions, lectures, workshops, and forums. Additionally, the library is home to a diverse collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and sculpture.
The Winchester Book Gallery is a forty-four-year-old independent, locally owned bookstore serving the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They sell new books, local art, cards, and puzzles, and regularly host book readings and signings, game nights, live music, and other literary events and local celebrations.
The latest installment of Reviewers & Critics features Michael Schaub, an incisive—and hilarious—literary critic and former Bookslut contributor.
BuzzFeed’s newly minted executive editor of culture discusses his new position at the media company, and his goals for the recently launched BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship.
Five editors of independent presses specializing in translation discuss how they find new work from around the world, the challenges they face as publishers, and the future of literary translation.
Literary Arts executive director Andrew Proctor discusses the rebirth of Wordstock, and how the overhauled book festival will continue to highlight Portland, Oregon’s thriving literary scene.
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.
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.