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The Writer’s Block is an independently owned bookstore that sells new books (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, history, science, children’s, and young adult), stationery, toys, and other unique gifts. Located in downtown Las Vegas, the bookstore has a coffee shop and hosts a young writers’ workshop for students ages five to eighteen.
Paper Boat Booksellers has books for everyone, whether it is fiction, nonfiction, young reader, or a cookbook. The West Seattle shop is open Tuesday through Sunday and holds events throughout the year, including author readings, book clubs, and open mics.
The South Seaport location in lower Manhattan overlooks the East River and has two stories full of books—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s, art—as well as magazines and stationary items. The bookstore hosts literary events regularly throughout the week.
Founded by Vera Warren-Williams, a former teacher in the New Orleans public school system, Community Book Center is a bookstore featuring African-centered books, art, fabric, gifts and more. The space is also available to schools, churches, community events for storytelling, book clubs, performance venue, meeting space, and book fairs.
Pass Christian Books share a two-story building with Cat Island Coffeehouse and overlooks the Gulf of Mexico in an inviting and stimulating spot to browse books, relax, converse, and meet friends. The second floor is known as the Mississippi Loft for its focus on Mississippi authors and subjects.
Serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 2002, the bookstore has organized and hosted over one hundred and fifty author and book events.