Book Suey is a cooperatively owned and democratically run bookstore that provides access to books, connection to local writers and publishers, and meaningful conversation in a safe and welcoming environment. Opened in 2017, the store is located inside Bank Suey and is a community-driven operation owned and supported by members. They host author events and readings and their hours of operation are Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00PM to 7:00PM.
Green Brain Comics, along with the Emerging Writers Network, hosts Brain Candy, a free, curated live program of prose, music, poetry, and visual art. Brain Candy readings occur every third Monday of the month with new monthly guests.
The shop also hosts book club discussions, comic book signings and release parties, and movie screenings.
Scuppernong Books opened in December 2013 and has been an essential part of the rebirth of downtown Greensboro ever since. The general interest/literary community bookstore features fiction and poetry titles, along with a children’s section and a broad range of general interest titles. A café within the store serves organic coffee and espresso, wine and beer, and fresh sandwiches made in house. Scuppernong Books hosts hundreds of events and readings per year, bringing writers from across the country and around the state.
Slated to be the only bookstore in the Bronx, the Lit. Bar encourages curious readers and welcomes literary, art, and community gatherings—connecting the great pastimes of social drinking and introverted reading. Offering a carefully curated selection of general books, gift items, and programming, the bookstore hosts author events, wine tastings, poetry slams, and children’s storytime readings.
East City Bookshop has become a gathering place for book lovers of all ages since opening in 2016. The friendly staff offers favorite book picks, and there are author events, book clubs, and community events throughout the year. The bookshop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00AM to 7:00PM, and Sundays, 11:00AM to 6:00PM.
Source Booksellers is an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district that specializes in nonfiction books. They also host literary readings, book talks, and conversations with local and national authors; mind, body, and spirit classes and workshops; and other community events.
Pages Bookshop carries a highly curated selection of literary fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. The store also features a children’s area and a section dedicated to past and present-day Detroit, and hosts frequent literary events.
In 2013, the owners of Community Bookstore took over another neighborhood bookshop, renamed it Terrace Books, and stocked it with a mix of new, collectible, and curated used books. Terrace Books is a neighborhood bookstore in Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn.
Melville House Bookstore is located behind the Melville House Publishing office in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. The bookstore is open Monday to Friday from 10:00PM to 6:00PM and has regular (and free) evening events that start at 7:00PM.
The Prospect Lefferts Gardens location of Greenlight Bookstore, which opened in 2016, is another proud independent bookstore in Brooklyn that hosts literary events including readings, book signings, and interviews with renowned and debut authors.