An independent, family-owned bookstore with locations in Naperville, Downers Grove, and La Grange, selling books independently since 1875. The bookstore hosts a variety of author events and owner Becky Anderson interviews visiting authors for NCTV17's Authors Revealed.
On the site of the historic Falk's Market, Julie and Jeff Kinney created a cornerstone in downtown Plainville with an independent bookstore, a café, and an event space. An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café is a community gathering place for meeting authors, eating breakfast or lunch, or relaxing with a new book and a beer or glass of wine. Directly upstairs to An Unlikely Story is the Second Story. The Second Story hosts community events including readings, jewelry workshops, yoga, karaoke, wine tastings, game nights for families, and is also available for private functions.
Throughout the year, Alley Cat hosts a plethora of events in its cavernous gallery space including, but not limited to, a myriad of poetry and literature readings, dances, artist receptions, film nights, workshops, book clubs, and performances.
A project of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, this bookshop focuses on books in French and English, with more than fourteen thousand contemporary and classic titles from thirty French-speaking countries. Throughout the year, Albertine hosts many author readings and events, including debates and discussions exploring popular and classical culture through a modern and global lens.
Since 1939, the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center has given audiences a chance to hear writers in every literary genre offering frequent talks and events throughout the year.
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.
826 Boston is the Boston branch of a national nonprofit that offers free creative and expository writing workshops and tutoring for students. The center often hosts literary events, fundraisers, and community activities.
InKY is a free monthly poetry and music series hosted by Louisville Literary Arts and held at the Bard’s Town in Louisville, Kentucky.
Writers & Books is a literary center based in Rochester, New York that features writing classes and workshops for youth and adults, community outreach programs, readings and talks by visiting and regional writers, residency programs at their rural retreat center, an annual Regional Playwriting Competition and citywide reading program, and internships in literary programming and management for high school and college students.
The Center for Fiction is the only nonprofit literary organization in the United States solely dedicated to celebrating fiction. It features affordable workspace, grants, classes to support emerging writers, reading groups on classic and contemporary authors, and programs to help get kids reading, as well as a circulating library collection of 85,000 titles, a reading room, and an independent fiction bookstore.