Open Books: Poetry Spotlight

A month back, I posted on Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop in New York; this week, I’m going to focus on a poetry bookstore on the West Coast: Open Books!

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Open Books: A Poem Emporium

Open Books: A Poem Emporium

Open Books: A Poem Emporium is located in Seattle, Washington, and it’s a 500-square-foot shop packed with more than 10,000 new, used, and out-of-print poetry titles, “as well as a selection of titles about poetry.” In other words, it’s a bookstore that specializes in one thing: poetry!

In addition to the poetry books, lovers of poetry can also find poetry events, including readings with both local and national poets. And, of course, this bookstore will celebrate its 22nd anniversary during the month of April (on the 28th to be precise).

Interested in buying books online? Open Books lists some of the better used book finds online. And if you’re in the Seattle area, the bookstore is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as the first Sunday of the month from noon to 4 p.m.

Learn more here.


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One thought on “Open Books: Poetry Spotlight

  1. tripoet

    I think that I read about this store in a poetry writing manual years ago. Great to know that I can enjoy it On-Line from the Midwest. Thank you!


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