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October 2017 Newsletter

Click here to view our complete October 2017 newsletter. If you haven't received the newsletter, but you're sure you signed up already, you can try checking your spam or promotions folder. You're also welcome to e-mail us and we'll see what we can do! Read More

From the Desk of Our Poet-in-Residence, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

At a writing residency this summer, during a discussion about what is now known as “these difficult times,” one of my writing mentors, the poet and essayist Lia Purpura, reframed our discussion with a challenge that she has given herself. “I want to live more like… Read More

New Releases: October 2017

Here are some exciting new titles being published this month! Feel free to reach out if you’d like to reserve copies or to let us know about any October books to add to our list. We’re a small shop committed to housing a wide range of… Read More

New Releases: September 2017

Here are some exciting new titles being published this month! Feel free to reach out if you'd like to reserve copies or to let us know about any September books to add to our list. We're a small shop committed to housing a wide range of… Read More

Bill Carty on W.S. Merwin’s The Lice

“Danger knows full well / That Caesar is more dangerous than he.” So says Caesar in the second act of Shakespeare’s play, knowing what’s true of himself is true for mankind more broadly. Substituting “humans” for “Caesar” in the above formulation, one approaches something of the prevailing… Read More

Introducing Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

It is our great pleasure to introduce our first ever Poet-in-Residence, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha. During her tenure, which will last through June of next year, Lena will write a monthly column in our newsletter (see below for her introductory letter), facilitate our "Sundays after SAL"… Read More

August Newsletter

Dear Friends of Open Books, At long last, after months (and months and months…) of rain, summer has come to Seattle! And now we’re too hot. Fortunately, the store remains a relatively cool space to while away a leisurely August afternoon. We’ve spent the past… Read More

Indie Bookstore Day, and more!

Dear Friends of Open Books, Is April really almost over? What a month it’s been! You’ve kept us busy at the till, not to mention at all the terrific events here and elsewhere we’ve had the pleasure of hosting and attending these last few weeks.… Read More

April Is National Poetry Month!

Dear Friends of Open Books, Happy National Poetry Month! We’ll be updating our website and sending out a more robust newsletter next week, but we wanted to give you a quick heads up about some of the events we have going on this month: —… Read More

March Newsletter

Dear Friends of Open Books, March is here at last, and with it comes an abundant calendar of events: readings, discussions, book launches—even a full day of Italian poetry through tarot. Head over to our events page for all the details. For those who like visual… Read More