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Independent Bookstore Day: Saturday April 24

Independent Bookstore Day! Saturday April 24 is Independent Bookstore Day— to celebrate we are planning an outdoor All DAY SEED & PLANT SWAP. Come pick out your own wildflower SEED BOMB and spread the beauty. Bring a small plant, plant clippings or seeds and trade for another. Our Plant S...


100 Poems to Break Your Heart

Message in a Bottle In 1998, poet, educator, and MacArthur Fellow Edward Hirsch wrote How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, a bestselling book that remains in print still today. Hirsch’s essays are exciting guideposts and prompts for enjoying and understanding poetry better. Hirsch ...


April Newsletter from Book Beat

  Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to Spring! This month we’d like to share a Bookshop catalog created by the staff of Book Beat with some of our favorite spring books. The reading suggestions are a mix of new, older releases and about to be released hardcovers deserving attention. Our c...


i arrogantly recommend… by Tom Bowden

For Poetry Month, Tom Bowden has provided a collection of reviews from recent small press poetry books. As usual, the titles are linked to our affiliate pages on Bookshop.org — please feel free to contact Book Beat where these books are either in stock now or can be ordered directly.  Ell...