Wendy’s Subway is a nonprofit library and workspace that hosts a range of public programs, including interdisciplinary readings and screenings, talks and lectures, discussion and reading groups, writing workshops, and free courses. Its noncirculating library holds a collection of books and documents with a special focus on poetry, art, theory, and philosophy, as well as the Laurin Raiken Archive, an extensive resource for the study of art history and criticism.
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.
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.
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.
Cafe con Libros is an intersectional feminist bookstore welcoming of all who stand with and on behalf of the full human rights of womxn and girls. Located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, this bookstore and cafe hosts a regular reading series and community book clubs.
Brier Books is a local independent bookstore with a curated inventory covering poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books. Founded by two poets, the bookstore hosts literary events, book clubs, and community discussions.
Space Cowboy Books is a science fiction bookstore in Joshua Tree, California. The bookstore hosts readings, book launches, movie screenings, art shows, and live music, and is open Wednesdays through Mondays, 11:00AM to 5:00PM (closed on Tuesdays).
Founded in 1997 with three floors of books and media, Prospero’s Books is housed in a historic 1890 building in Kansas City, Missouri. The store hosts readings, book releases, and other performance events.
Rainy Day Books is a full-line, full-service bookstore, carrying an array of carefully selected new books for adults and children alike. This bookstore hosts more than three hundred author events each year. Since Vivien Jennings first opened the doors in 1975, Rainy Day Books has provided the Greater Kansas City community with a gathering place, a wellspring for ideas and creative thought, and an ongoing voice for literacy and awareness.