Some of the Goods

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Used Books: June 29, 2016

July is just around the corner, and the used-book drought's been suspended! Some fresh treats await you below. As always, do call or write with questions, should you have them. * * * Starry Night by Marjorie Agosin ($3.50 pb) Flowers from the Volcano by… Read More

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

This & That

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Ownership Transition News, July 2016

The upcoming shift in ownership of Open Books, from John Marshall and Christine Deavel to Billie Swift, is moving along quite nicely, thank you. The transition happens August 31, and there will be a public ceremony to commemorate the change. We just don’t know what or when, yet. Ideas? We have plenty, but toss us one… Read More

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

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