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Popular Songs: The Political Poems of 1819–1820 by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Here it is, coinciding with our riotous election season,  Shelley's rabble-rousing political poetry. In his time Percy Bysshe Shelley held strong anti-monarchical and anti-war feelings, letting these feelings live in powerful, strident poems. Entre Rios, the young Seattle poetry press, has produced a striking edition, typographically… Read More

Recent Signed Books: Claudia Rankine

After her powerful and generous reading and talk closed out the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series, Claudia Rankine greeted and signed copies of her books for many of the hundreds of people in attendance. We very much appreciate her willingness to sign copies of Citizen: An American… Read More

Some from among the newly arrived

New books have been arriving and we want you to know it. Here, quickly, are some from the recent cartons. Please ask us about books you're interested in and don't see  here. And if any of these catch your eye and you'd like a copy,… Read More

Rare Books: Revalued

As many of you may know, we house some rare finds—signed editions, first editions, limited editions—behind glass doors up near the till. What may be a mystery, though, even to us, is how long some of these books and chaps have been in our possession… Read More

This & That

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Open Books: A Poem Emporium,
the twenty-first anniversary!

On April 28th, 2016, Open Books: A Poem Emporium will turn twenty-one years old. Seems like a monumental age, doesn’t it? For most of us that particular birthday is a distant memory. There is a symbolic stature that comes with surviving twenty-one years, a nascent maturity, but there’s also a hell of a lot of learning and future to come…. Read More

WE HAVE T-SHIRTS!

It took us 20 years to do it, but by gum we’ve got ’em now! They are available for sale at $14 for sizes small through XL; $15 for XXL; and $16 for XXXL. If you are one of our Gross Customers (that is, you’ve bought a dozen dozens), you have a free one waiting… Read more »

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