Open Books: A Poem Emporium

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Recently, we sent the 2009 Poet's Market to the printer for a July release (actually, it's due back on my birthday of July 18, funny enough). In the book, there's an in-depth interview with the owners of Open Books--one of only two poetry-only bookstores in the country. While the following article isn't as thorough as the one in Poet's Market, it is a nice profile and should help hold you over until the 2009 Poet's Market hits the shelves.

http://thedaily.washington.edu/2008/6/5/local-bookstore-brings-poetry-shelves/

It's really amazing, when you think of it, that so many very good independent bookstores are having to close up shop after years of great service, yet here's a poetry-only store staying afloat. To learn all their secrets to success in owning a bookstore, marriage, and managing their own poetry careers, be sure to read the article in the 2009 Poet's Market later this summer.

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Also, here's a link to their Web site: http://www.openpoetrybooks.com/