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April 2015

20 Years, Oh My!

April 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On April 28, 1995, we unlocked the door to Open Books: A Poem Emporium for the first time, and you walked in. You kept walking in, bless you, and so here we are. Let’s have a little party, shall we? Nothing fancy, nothing over the top (you know what we’re like), just a chance to be a bit giddy over the way poetry books and the readers and writers of poetry books have helped to shape all our lives. Meet…

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May 2015

Independent Bookstore Day

May 2, 2015

You’re saying, I didn’t know such a day existed. Yup, it does! A number (17) of Seattle-area stores, including Open Books, have joined together to mark the day with a special passport challenge and other programs, which you can read about below in an article written by Sydney Jarrard for Bookweb.  We’ll be passing the day in our usual low-key fashion, but we are offering, with every purchase, a free book from our sale table or rack. Go indie. “Independent booksellers in…

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March 2016

Don Mee Choi, signing her new book, Hardly War

March 12, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Come and celebrate the arrival of poet and translator Don Mee Choi’s second full-length, Hardly War, published by our friends at Wave Books.

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April 2016

Lucia Perillo, signing her new book Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones

April 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lucia Perillo, a long-time dear friend of Open Books, will enliven the store with a three hour visit and book-signing and we’re very happy it’s happening.

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May 2016

Book Signings: Amaranth Borsuk & Sarah Mangold

May 21, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Amaranth Borsuk signs Pomegranate Eater and Sarah Mangold signs Giraffes of Devotion, new books by these marvelously inventive poets published by Kore Press.

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December 2017

9 Ounces: A One-Woman Show by Anastacia-Renee ** Friday night is sold out! **

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

*** Friday night is sold out! *** There will be two performances of 9 Ounces at Open Books: one on Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm and one on Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 pm. About 9 Ounces: In this gripping one-woman play, Anastacia-Renee embodies three major characters—Luna, Alice, and Saraphina—braiding their multigenerational stories into a crescendo of deeply affecting social commentary. This stunning piece of theater “unapologetically downward-dogs its way through class, race, culture, oppression, depression, survival and epiphany.” Individual tickets are…

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