The Indie Shelves Initiative Launch + Readings

When: Back to Calendar » November 3, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

We’re pleased to be announcing the launch of the Indie Shelves Initiative, a project which creates dedicated shelf space in the store for the purpose promoting the work of L.A.’s authors and independent publishing houses.  We’ve asked L.A. publishers A Barnacle Book, Gorsky Press, and What Books/Glass Table Collective to select works from their catalog, and we’ve enlisted movers and shakers from the literary community–Roz Helfand, Suzanne Lummis, Mike The PoeT Sonksen, and the Los Angeles Poverty Department–to pick some of their favorite reads. We hope that this project increases the visibility of independently published literature, and encourages new readers to explore the catalogs of local presses.

The project will kick off with readings from Bruce Boston (Poetry Co-editor, Poetry International), Brendan ConstantineSesshu Foster (2010 American Book Award Winner), Bernard Radfar (Rare Bird Books/A Barnacle Book),  Todd Ratcliff (Honorable Mention, 2010 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, Cosmology and Astronomy Category), Chuck Rosenthal (What Books Press/Glass Table Collective), and Jim Ruland (Gorsky Press).

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