By turns tender and punk-tough, Shine of the Ever is a literary mixtape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. This collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up, and learning to forgive themselves for being young and, sometimes, foolish.
In bright pinks, blues, greens, and purples, the inhabitants of STRANGE PLANET are at once charming, strange, and recognizable. The blue beings on this planet narrate their emotions as they act out hundreds of very curious scenarios that will be extremely familiar to any human reader. On this planet, we are invited to take a step back and celebrate our own previously unexamined practices of surprise parties, visits from the tooth fairy, and cleaning house before having company over. The labeling of such common occurrences as sunburn as “Star Damage” and sweet dreams as “Imagine Pleasant Nonsense” has struck an immediate chord, with thousands of posts and tweets using these phrases in instant recognition.
Join us in the Dumbo Lit Book Club, where we’ll be reading and discussing the acclaimed novel LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng.
With our cozy, swanky new lounge area, catching up on the latest books with your neighbors has never been so fun or easy.
Members get a 15% discount for purchase of the book club book at POWERHOUSE ARENA.
Sara Shepard is no stranger to writing undeniable page-turners. Her #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series was adapted as a hit ABC Family television series that ran for seven seasons and inspired a spin-off show, The Perfectionists, which premiered on Freeform this year. This December, Shepard delivers her most deliciously juicy, delightfully twisty novel yet, REPUTATION.
Come see three poets with exciting, recent collections, including Maya’s Erou, Jon’s It’s Not Magic, and José’s Citizen Illegal.