After collecting poetry books to lend to students, poet and educator Hiram Sims opened the Sims Poetry Library in Los Angeles. Today the library boasts a collection of over six thousand books and serves as a home base for poets in the community.
The Impact Library Program, an initiative of the nonprofit Little Free Library, brings free miniature libraries to communities where books are scarce to encourage a love of reading and improve literacy across the country.
Inspired by a 1971 novel by Richard Brautigan, the Brautigan Library collects unpublished books, creating a fantastic archive of stories unaffected by publishing trends—and a window into the minds and dreams of its contributing writers.
The author reflects on his growing collection of books and what it shows about his life as a reader and writer.
A pair of English singer-songwriters perform literature-inspired music in bookstores across the United States.
With recent grant funding of $1.4 million, the National Book Foundation aims to reach more readers.
Ex-library books are catalogued in a new home.
Writer deported on her way to PEN World Voices Festival; twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Jennifer L. Knox on censorship in the poetry workshop; and other news.
Library of America editorial director John Kulka on the importance of publishing classic American literature.
Based at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and led by Kwame Dawes, the African Poetry Book Fund supports and celebrates pan-African poetry.