Inside Indie Bookstores, a series of interviews with the entrepreneurs who represent the last link in the chain that connects writers with their intended audience, ran in all six issues of 2010.
Ander Monson, editor of DIAGRAM and author of Letter to a Future Lover, leads a literary tour of Tucson, Arizona, home of the renowned UA Poetry Center.
Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.
From the long-standing tradition of the Texas Book Festival to the offbeat O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, acclaimed author Oscar Casares highlights a range of literary happenings and haunts in Austin, a city that pledges to keep it weird.
Selected Works is a used bookstore in Chicago's South Loop. The store sells fiction and non-fiction, as well as second-hand sheet music and musical scores. They also have vintage elevators and an "awesome bookstore cat."
Ravenswood Used Books is an independent used book store with thousands of titles in stock. The store focuses on classics and well-known literary fiction, and buys books for store credit.
Open Books is "a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books." The store stocks over seventy thousand donated books, including ten thousand kids books. The proceeds of Open Books' used book sales support their literacy programs for students across Chicago. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
The Center for Fiction announces First Novel Prize shortlist; emoji poetry contest; Sally Wen Mao on creative practice and obsessions; and other news.
This year’s top ten frequently challenged books; unique Little Free Libraries; fast-growing independent publishers; and other news.
Poet Susan Howe wins lifetime achievement award; what funding cuts to the NEA and NEH means for writers; Latinx writers on the lack of Latinx faculty at retreats; and other news.