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. How exciting!

We’ll celebrate the occasion by donating 5% of that week’s in-store sales to the Seattle Public Library and 5% to the King County Public Library. Books are wondrous vehicles, a mode of transportation we’d love to see readily available to any and all. We look forward to the time when libraries are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For now we’ll pay tribute to them as they are… by literally paying tribute.

Thank you for your support of Open Books. The store doesn’t keep poetry alive, it’s the other way around.