Open Books: West Loop

Open Books at the Literacenter features more than fifty thousand books in dozens of genres, a dedicated youth section, comfy lounges, and more, all to support their literacy programs in Chicago. With a full calendar of literary events, Open Books hosts poetry readings, talks, and book signings.

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Avenue 50 Studio

Avenue 50 Studio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts presentation organization grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los Angeles Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression, using content-driven art to educate and to stimulate intercultural understanding. They host two monthly readings, one offsite semi-monthly reading, and various workshops, talks, lectures, panel discussions, poetry series, and book launches.

Jackson County Public Library

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Tracy Fitzmaurice

Open six days a week, Sylva's Jackson County Public Library serves the area's full-time and seasonal residents with:

  • Latest best-sellers
  • Movies, music, & CDs
  • Free internet access
  • Comfortable reading areas
  • Interactive children's space
  • Unique area for teens
  • Information center, wireless internet
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Author readings & book presentations
  • Children's storytime & writing groups
  • Bookmaking projects
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Brews

Brews serves craft beers brewed in Arkansas, Arsaga's coffee, a small wine selection, and locally made small fare selections. On the first Wednesday of every month, Brews hosts an open mic night called "The Human Experience," that welcomes all poets and writers to read and perform their work.

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The Fountainhead Bookstore

We carry an eclectic mix of books including, but not limited to: quality local and regional authors in both fiction and nonfiction, outdoor sports particular to our area, general fiction and nonfiction, mysteries, short stories, science, history, tweens, children, note cards, gifts, and more. We host a variety of literary events.

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BookPeople

BookPeople has been Texas’ leading independent bookstore since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 15 years. The rest of the country has caught on too; BookPeople was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. All events are free and open to the public and include book signings and author readings.

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