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We're a coffee shop and bookstore in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

Second Story Books

August 14, 2014
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Second Story Books sells used, unique, rare & antiquarian books, art, antiques, posters, CDs, DVDs, old maps & graphics. From 50-cent paperbacks to collectible first editions of literary classics, we have something for everyone. 

Reiter's Books

August 14, 2014
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Small independent bookstore in DC that specializes in scientific and professional books for everyone.

Politics and Prose

August 14, 2014
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Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.’s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unique book choices, regular events, and a haven for book lovers in store and online.

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Kramers is a DC institution located in the heart of Dupont Circle. The carefully curated bookstore is adjoined by a cozy bar & glass-enclosed restaurant/cafe in the back. Join us for regular author events and storytimes.

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Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place. First established in 2005, Busboys and Poets was created by owner Andy Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur. After opening the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, NW, the neighboring residents and the progressive community embraced Busboys, especially activists opposed to the Iraq War. Busboys and Poets now has six different locations in the Washington Metropolitan area and is a community resource for artists, activists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers.

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Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.

Bridge Street Books

August 14, 2014
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Bridge Street Books has been independently owned and operated since 1980. We sell new books and specialize in the Humanities, though we carry books on all subjects.

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Inspired by April’s National Poetry Month and thanks to the StoryADay in May writing challenge, May has started to become identified with the short story. This is now the second year of an organized International Short Story Month. Visit Short Story Month website for ideas on how to celebrate this month as a writer, publisher, teacher, librarian, bookseller; resources for finding short stories to read; listing your own story sources. You can also find follow the #ShortReads hashtag on Twitter (started by publisher AAKnopf) and sign up for the mailing list to receive all the news about International Short Story Month. "And most of all, read a great story today."

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In the latest issue of The Chattahoochee Review, Ron Cooper hosts a conversation with Paul Ruffin and Eric Miles Williamson about a possible movement called "'redneck noir,' composed of writers strewn across the country—from the Bible Belt to the Rust Belt, from the Appalachians to the Sierra Nevada—who are from poor backgrounds and proud to write about them." Cooper asks Williamson if he considers it a movement:

"It's never been a movement. This has nothing to do with a bunch of--what do you want to call us?—rednecks, white trash, working poor... None of us likes any of these terms." He explains how it has to do with the availability of higher education. At the end of WWII, people could afford to go to school under the GI Bill. "This is now ending, however," he says. "With the defunding of state colleges and universities, tuition is no longer affordable for working-class kids. If I were eighteen today, I'd have to stay a construction worker. ... The era, about fifty years, of the working-class novel, the working-class writer or artist of any sort, will be over when my generation dies."

It's an insightful and interesting interview, well worth the read whether you are into the genre (? movement?) or not.

Also in this issue are contest winners Jeremy Collins (nonfiction) and Alexander Weinsten (fiction) as well as work from Stephanie Powell Watts, Tori Malcangio, Michael Noll, Bipin Aurora, Jessica Piazza, Okla Elliot, and more.
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