Mother Foucault’s Bookshop is a serious book lover’s haven with a curated collection of literature, philosophy, literary criticism, foreign language books, and more. They regularly host literary events such as readings, talks, panels, and performances.
Broadway Books is a locally owned, independent bookstore that has been an active member of the Northeast Portland community since 1992. Committed to bringing together authors and readers in an interactive environment, in supporting local authors, and in being a supportive member of their neighborhood, the bookstore hosts numerous author readings, literary events, book signings, and talks throughout the year.
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne is a smaller, more relaxed counterpart to Powell’s City of Books flagship location. Located in the heart of Southeast Portland, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne covers more than 10,000 square feet of retail space and offers more than 200,000 used and new books. They host lively author readings several times each week in the Tabor Room, and the Kids’ Room is a popular family destination for both locals and out-of-towners.
This west side location of Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing provides an expansive setting for customers to explore over half a million used, new, and hard-to-find books across every category and genre. The bookstore also hosts popular author events, talks, and readings throughout the year.
1888 Center is a bookstore, gallery, nonprofit cultural center, and café located in the historic district of Old Towne Orange, California. Their bookstore hosts writing workshops, author events, and stocks its shelves with independent presses, influential storytellers, and literary journals. The nonprofit also publishes contemporary novellas, an annual anthology of international short stories, and community essays.
Aeon Bookshop is an independent bookseller in Manhattan specializing in literature, art, philosophy, occult, music. The shop carries both used and new titles, and is open Thursday through Sunday, 12:00PM to 7:00PM.
Literati Bookstore is an independent bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor. Literati aims to be a place where book lovers can go, talk, and interact with each other. They host author readings, book clubs, poetry nights, and are open seven days a week.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore is an independently owned bookstore located in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia that specializes in progressive and multicultural titles of interest to Philadelphians in general and Mt. Airy-ites in particular: children's books; woman-centered pregnancy and parenting; sustainable living; lesbian/gay, African-American, and Jewish studies; feminist science fiction; literary graphic novels; and smart, fun fiction. They host readings, events, book clubs, and other groups throughout the year.
Barnes & Noble stores are open seven days a week, average 25,000 square feet, and regularly host author events. Each year, they work directly with publishers to book national touring authors for an estimated 2,500 appearances in stores across the country, featuring everyone from established writers to celebrity chefs to the biggest YouTube stars. In addition, their stores host thousands of local authors annually which are typically arranged in coordination with publishers. These events help authors gain exposure and build their profiles in their local communities.
This Barnes & Noble is located in the Arboretum Shopping Center, at the Southwest Corner of 183 and Great Hills Trail. Events include author readings, talks, and book signings.