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January 1st and Counting

Since 1988 (beginning with the original incarnation of Open Books), the first week of the new year has meant inventory for us. This year was no different -- nor were the tools we used to count every book on our shelves. It's a two-person operation,… Read More

The Season is Upon Us…

Yes, this is the month for celebrations of all sorts. To make it easier for you to do your holiday poetry shopping (Bukowski for Uncle Leo? Olena Kalytiak Davis for Cousin Lisa?), we'll be open every Sunday in December from noon until 4 PM, as… Read More

Some of the Goods

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The Three Einsteins by Sarah Galvin

($15 Poor Claudia)

Those of you who have heard Ms. Galvin read her work and longed to see those deliciously odd pieces in print will now be able to savor them in the privacy of your own home. And if you’re new to her plain-spoken though anything-but-plain writing, …

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Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall

($22 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Pull up a chair and settle in at Donald Hall’s old farmhouse. He makes a fine companion — wry, humble, intelligent, interesting. His essays wander fearlessly through the past and present of his life, sharing details comic, touching, and illuminating. Poetry, of course, is one …

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