One of my favorite independent bookstores, A Novel Idea on Passyunk, 1726 East Passyunk Avenue ( https://anovelideaphilly.com/ ), is celebrating its first anniversary in business. There has been a great resurgence in independent bookstores in this country, and that’s great-Amazon and the big box stores, like Barnes and Noble, can’t do it all. These little bookstores are the places where up and coming writers and poets display their material , and the book-buying public connect with them. I urge you to support you locally-based bookstores, authors, poets, and publishers, they are the front line of the written arts in this country.
This is a reminder that I’ll host an author’s night at A Novel Idea On Passyunk, 1726 E. Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, at 6:00 PM, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. There I’ll have my books for sale, read my poetry, and talk about my life. https://anovelideaphilly.com/
I’ll also have an event at Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar, 1200 East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, at 6:00 PM, on Monday, August 26, 2019. Also there I’ll have my books for sale, read my poetry, and talk about my life. https://www.thehappybirthdaybar.com/. I hope you see you and both places.
This evening, my friends at A Novel Idea on Passyunk, 1726 E. Passyunk Avenue (https://anovelideaphilly.com/) will hold a poetry reading at the Lucky 13 Pub, 1830 South 13th street in South Philadelphia (https://anovelideaphilly.com/ ) Please come and watch fine area poets-like me-read their material.
Yesterday, January 4, I attended a reading at A Novel Idea On Passyunk, 1726 E. Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia. The reading was led by Thirty West Publishing House, a new independent publishing company in Philadelphia. https://www.thirtywestph.com/