Some of the Goods

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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

ShallCross, a new book of poems
by C.D. Wright

This collection, ShallCross, was completed before Ms. Wright's unthinkable death this January. The poems here find her thoroughly in control of her singular craft, her writing ever cogent, inventive, fiercely humane, and unabashedly tender. The sadness in reading this book comes from the inescapable knowledge… 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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