1. It’s still #PoetryMonth! What are you reading? Also, don’t forget! 15% off all poetry!

     
  2. Fans! #Repost from @mac_vicchrilli —- We are so giddy right now. This was completely worth the drive! (Even though she’s apparently coming to Salt Lake in the fall. Ha!) #books #bookobsessed #lainitaylor #sheisthesweetest #happiness #dreamsofgodsandmonsters #portland #powellsbooks #roadtrip

     

  3. bookoisseur:

    unabridgedbookstore:

    citylit-books:

    Hooray for indie bookstores!

    unabridgedbookstore, openbookstore literatibookstore politicsprose malapropsbookstore avidbookshop bookcellar citylit-books northshire unchartedbooks seminarycoop

    We’re killing it.

    And wordbookstores. Don’t forget them. They’re my favorites. Oh. And powells. ::nods::

     
  4. poetrybomb:

    pre1923:

    In a Library by Emily Dickinson
    Poems, 1890

    Now that is a Library Love Letter! Note that in addition to it being National Poetry Month, it’s also National Library Week. Two great things to celebrate, and that poem does a more than fitting job of covering both.

    (via 52projects)

     
  5. taherehmafi:

    ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

    :::for the especially curious:::

    my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

    our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

    venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

    catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

    flowers: from floral art!

    rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

    the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

    hugs and books!

    xx

    tahereh

    World’s most writer-ly wedding!

    (via kissabookworm)

     
  6. todaysdocument:

    It’s National Library Week!

    Remember being this excited to check out a book? (Maybe you still are.)

    From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

    The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Lives Change.”  How has a library, or librarian, changed your life?

    (via teachingliteracy)

     

  7. pantheonbooks:

    I really did LOL.

     
  8. Shelf talk. #Repost from @sogoljz —- #powellsbookstore #portland #powells

     
  9. Make room for more books by selling us the ones you don’t need anymore! (at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing)

     

  10. therumpus:

    groveatlanticinc:

    BOSTON, MA

    Monday, May 5 at 7:00pm

    Brookline Booksmith

    279 Harvard St.

    http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state

     ———

    BROOKLYN, NY

    Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00pm

    In Conversation with Sari Botton

    Community Bookstore of Park Slope

    Co-sponsored by Vol. 1 Brooklyn

    143 7th Ave.

    http://communitybookstore.net/events/

     ———

    NEW YORK, NY

    Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00pm

    In Conversation with Ruth Franklin

    McNally-Jackson Booksellers

    52 Prince Street

    http://mcnallyjackson.com/event/2014/05/15/month/all/all/1

     ———

    WASHINGTON, DC

    Thursday, May 8 at 7:00pm

    Politics and Prose

    5015 Connecticut Ave. NW

    http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/roxane-gay-untamed-state

     ———

    PHILADELPHIA, PA

    Friday, May 9 at 8:00pm

    With Joseph Riippi, Samantha Irby, Mike Young, and Tara Murtha

    Tire Fire Reading Series

    The Tattooed Mom

    530 South Street

    https://www.facebook.com/tirefire.readings

     ———

    ONLINE EVENT

    Monday, May 12 at 7:00pm ET

    In conversation with Maud Newton

    Booktalk Nation

    1521 Tenth Ave.

    http://booktalknation.com/book.html?author_id=191

    ———

    MIAMI, FL

    Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00pm

    Books and Books

    265 Aragon Ave in Coral Gables

    http://www.booksandbooks.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state-gables

    ——— 

    CHICAGO, IL

    Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00pm

    The Book Cellar

    4736 N. Lincoln Ave.

    http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state

     ———

    MILWAUKEE, WI

    Thursday, May 15 at 7:00pm

    Boswell Books

    2559 N Downer Ave.

    http://boswell.indiebound.com/upcoming-events

     ———

    DENVER, CO

    Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18

    Lighthouse Writers Workshop

    Fly-By Writers Weekend

    www.lighthousewriters.org

    https://lighthousewriters.org/

     ———

    AUSTIN, TX

    Monday, May 19 at 7:00pm

    Book People

    603 North Lamar

    http://www.bookpeople.com/event/roxane-gay-untamed-state

     ———

    DETROIT, MI

    Wednesday, May 21 at 8:00pm

    Literary Detroit

    Tangent Gallery

    715 E Milwaukee St.

    http://literarydetroit.com/2013/04/22/book-events-2/

     ———

    KALAMAZOO, MI

    Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm

    Book Bug

    3019 Oakland Dr.

    http://www.bookbugkalamazoo.com/events

     ———

    LOS ANGELES, CA

    Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm

    Skylight Books

    1818 N. Vermont Ave.

    http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/roxane-gay-reads-untamed-state

     ———

    PORTLAND, OR

    Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30pm

    Powell’s Books – Burnside

    1005 W Burnside St.

    http://www.powells.com/calendar/

     ———

    SEATTLE, WA

    Thursday, June 5 at 7:00pm

    Elliott Bay Book Company

    1521 Tenth Ave.

    http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/2014/04/14/month/all/all/1

    VERY IMPORTANT