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  • City Title Nova Scotia - Truro
  • Address 1 604 Prince St.
  • Phone (902) 301-5913
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

Locally roasted coffee, in house bakery, light lunch items, locally sourced giftware, used books.

  • City Title Blacksburg
  • Address 1 401 S. Main St. Ste. 106
  • Phone (540) 315-9650
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Locally-owned, community-oriented indie bookshop in historic downtown Niwot, CO. We sell books, toys, and gifts for the young and young at heart.

  • City Title Carolina Beach
  • Address 1 100 N. Lake Park Blvd.
  • Phone (910) 707-0504
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

At Island Book Shop we carry a combination of new and used books. We also offer limited computer access, and both fax and copy services. As for books; if we don't have it we can get it. Come by and check us out.

Published August 05, 2021

Brick Box Paradox - Prose Poem Course at The Poetry Lab

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    Deadline: September 8, 2021
    Event Dates: September 9, 16, 23, October 7, 2021
    Event Location: Virtual
    The prose poem as we know it today originated in 19th century France. Poets like Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and their peers conceived of the form as an act of defiance. In this 5-week course we will learn the history of prose poems and trace their evolution into the present day. We will study common and uncommon craft techniques, discover prose poems from contemporary writers, and use generative prompts to craft our own poems. This course is held within a supportive community of writers, everyone is welcome. Class begins September 9th and continues Thursday evenings 6:00-8:00pm PDT via Zoom. Enroll at

  • Address 1 6000 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste. #2470
  • Phone (858) 800-1162
  • Type New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty General Interest, African American
Published August 03, 2021
  • Genres Fiction
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title The First Line 2022 First (and Last) Line Contest
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    Deadline: September 15, 2021
    We just realized we haven’t let you guys come up with the first lines or last line in a couple of years, so now is your chance. You have until September 15, 2021, to submit three original, unpublished first lines and one original, unpublished last line for consideration. The winners will receive $100 and five copies of the issue inspired by your first or last line. And just because we can, we’re giving away 22 free one-year PDF subscriptions. Everyone who sends us an entry will have a chance to win a free one-year PDF subscription to The First Line. See full rules and how to submit at our website.

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Frenchtown Bookshop, a family-owned independent community bookstore, is committed to selling worthwhile books and related products, carefully chosen to inspire curiosity, connection, and compassion.

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  • Address 1 84 Bethlehem Pike
  • Phone (215) 315-8588
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Our new store provides us a cozy location to sell books and host events as a means of supporting the Chestnut Hill Library. These sales replace the revenue generated by the weekly used book sale in the Community room of the Library. We take care to consistently restock inventory and line our shelves with books we think you'll love. For us this is a community project that benefits a public good. We're locals here, ourselves. Hilltop is run by a dedicated team of volunteers—your neighbors. We're here for the love of books, libraries, and lifelong learning. Ask us for a recommendation, and we'll gush about our favorite titles the way an algorithm can't. Enjoy your visit to Hilltop.

Published August 03, 2021

Melbee Academy Seeks Contributing Writers for Writing & Marketing Topics

Melbee Academy is built from passionate writers dedicated to helping other writers improve craft, narrow in on their writing dreams, and achieve their greatest writing goals. We’re currently seeking topics on publishing, creative writing, copywriting, and writing lifestyle categories. If you’ve been published (magazines and literary journals count) or are self-published and have insights to share, this might be a good fit! We also accept submissions from writers published in online publications, literary magazines, and established blogs. Please see for guidelines.


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