National Poetry Month

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During the National Poetry Month I will visit the following independent bookstores, library, musea, and festivals to promote L.A. Poetry Beach Festival, LAPD and the Poetry Train 2022.

LA Poetry Beach Promotion Tour

Friday April 1 – New York

01. New York - Manhatten
- 192 books (192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street)

- Shakespeare & Co. (2020 Broadway | 939 Lexington Ave)

- Book Culture (536 W 112th St | 2915 Broadway)

- george bruce library (518 W 125th St)

- sisters uptown books (1942 Amsterdam Ave)

- word up books (2113 Amsterdam Ave)

- revolution books (437 Malcolm X Blvd)

- Book Cellar NYC (1465 York Ave)

- 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center (1395 Lexington Avenue)

- Poets House (10 River Terrace)


01. New York - Queens

- Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st St)

- Book Culture (26-09 Jackson Ave)


Saturday April 2 - New York

01. New York - Brooklyn

- Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front Street)

- Better Read Than Dead (867 BROADWAY)

- Bookmark Shoppe (8415 3rd Ave)

- Spoonbill & Sugartown Books (218 Bedford Ave)

- Quimby's (536 Metropolitan Ave)

- 826NYC (372 5th Ave)

- Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton St)

- Word Bookstores (126 FRANKLIN ST)

- Human Relations (1067 Flushing Ave)

- McNally Jackson Books Williamsburg (76 N 4th St Unit G)

- Book Thug Nation (100 N 3rd St)


01. New York - Staten Island

Everything Goes Book Cafe (208 Bay Street)


Sunday April 3 – New Jersey

02. Newark
- Little City Books (100 Bloomfield St)
- Symposia Community Book Store (510 Washington St)
- Free Public Library (254 5th St)
– Source of Knowledge Book Store (867 Broad St)
- Newark Public Library (5 Washington Street)
- Word Bookstores (29 MCWILLIAMS PL)

03. Trenton/Princeton
- Trenton Public Library (120 Academy Street, Trenton)
- Labyrinth Books (114-116 Nassau St, Princeton)

Monday, April 4 – Pennsylvania

04. Philadelphia

- Harriett’s Bookshop (258 E Girard Ave)
- Wooden Shoe Books (704 South Street)

- Neighborhood Books (1906 South Street)

- Book Corner (311 N 20th St)

- Free Public Library (1901 Vine Street)

- The Rosenbach Museum & Library (2010 Delancey Place)

- Shakespeare & Co (1632 Walnut St)

- Bindlestiff Books (4530 Baltimore Ave)

- The Last Word Bookshop (220 S 40th St)

- The Book Trader (7 N 2nd St)

- Moonstone Arts Center (110a S 13th St)

- Philadelphia Center for the Book (333 South Broad Street)

- Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (532 North Seventh Street)

- Harriett's Bookshop (258 E Girard Ave)

- Bookhaven (2202 Fairmount Ave)

- Hakim's book store (210 South 52nd Street)

- House of Our Own Books (3920 Spruce St)

- Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books (5445 Germantown Avenue)

- Big Blue Marble Bookstore (551 Carpenter Lane)

- Molly bookstore (1010 S 9th St)

- Head House Books (619 S 2nd St)

- Mostly Books (529 Bainbridge St)

- A Novel Idea on Passyunk (1726 E Passyunk Ave)

- Brickbat Books (709 S 4th St)

Monday, April 4 – Delaware

05. Wilmington

- North Wilmington Library (3400 N Market St)
- Books & Bagels (1139 W 7th St)
- Around Again & Again Books (1400 Philadelphia Pike)
- Between Books 2.0 (2115 Marsh Rd)

Tuesday, April 5 – Maryland

06. Baltimore

- Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse (3128 Greenmount Avenue)
- Pratt Library (400 Cathedral Street)

- Station North Books (34 E. Lanvale)

- DewMore Baltimore (1601 Guilford Avenue 2 South)

- Atomic Books (3620 Falls Road)

- Greedy Reads Remington (320 W 29th St)

- Normal's Book & Records (425 E 31st St)

- Book Thing of Baltimore Inc (3001 Vineyard Ln)

- Charm City Books (782 Washington Blvd)

- The Book Escape (925 S Charles St)

- Protean Books & Records (836 Leadenhall St)

- Fort McHenry National Monument (2400 East Fort Avenue)


Wednesday, April 6 – District of Columbia

07. Washington

– Lost City Books (2467 18th St NW)

- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G Street NW)

- Capitol Hill Books (657 C St SE)

- East City Bookshop (645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE)

- Folger Shakespeare Library (201 East Capitol Street SE)

- Bridge Street Books (2814 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)

- The Lantern (3241 P Street NW)

- Politics and prose (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW)

- Busboy and Poets (2021 14th Street NW)

– American Poetry Museum (716 Monroe St NE #25)

- Cedar Hill: Frederick Douglass' Home (1411 W Street SE)

- Kramers (1517 Connecticut Ave NW)

- Second Story Books (2000 P St NW)


Thursday, April 7 – Virginia

08. Alexandria

- Charles E. Beatley, Jr, Alexandria Library (5005 Duke St)
- Hooray for Books! (1555 King St)
- Old Town Books (130 S Royal St)

09. Manassas


- McKay Used Books (8345 Sudley Rd)

- Prince William Public Library (8601 Mathis Avenue)


10. Culpeper


- Culpeper County Library (271 Southgate Shopping Center)


Friday, April 8 – Virginia

11. Charlottesville


- Book Room (440 Twentyninth Pl Ct)

- 2nd Act Books (214 E Main St)

- Blue Whale Books (115 W Main St)

- Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (201 E. Market St)

- New Dominion Bookshop: New Books & Gifts (404 E Main St)

- WriterHouse (508 Dale Avenue)

- Daedalus Bookshop (123 Heather Heyer Way)

- Heartwood Books (5 Elliewood Ave)


12. Staunton


- Know Knew Books (1104 Greenville Ave)

- Staunton Public Library (1 Churchville Ave)

The Book Dragon Shop (102 W Beverley St, Staunton – VA 24401)

- Furious Flower Poetry Center (500 Cardinal, Harrisonburg)


13. Clifton Forge


- Clifton Forge Public Library (535 Church St)


Saturday, April 9 – West Virginia

14. White Sulphur Springs

- White Sulphur Springs Library (344 W Main St)


15. Alderson


- Alderson's Store (203 S Monroe St)

16. Hinton

- Summers County Public Library (201 Temple Street)

17.
Prince / Beckley

- Raleigh County Public Library (221 N Kanawha St)

18. Thurmond / Oak Hill

- Oak Hill Public Library (611 Main St)

19.
Montgomery

- MONTGOMERY PUBLIC LIBRARY (507 Ferry Street)

20.
Charleston
- Kanawha County Public Library (123 Capitol St)
- Taylor Books (226 Capitol St)

Sunday, April 10 – West Virginia

21. Huntington
- Cabell County Public Library (455 9th St)
- The Inner Geek (30 Pullman Square)
- Cicada Books & Coffee (604 14th St W)
- West Huntington Library (901 14th Street)

Sunday, April 10 – Kentucky

22. Ashland

– Boyd County Public Library (1740 Central Ave)

23. Portsmouth, OH

– Portsmouth Public Library (1220 Gallia St)

24. Maysville

– Mason County Public Library (218 E Third St)

Sunday, April 10 – Ohio

25. Cincinnati

– The Book Rack (8315 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati – OH 45255)
- Joy and Matt's Books (1515 Vine St)
- Ohio Book Store (726 Main St)
- Smith & Hannon Bookstore (1405 Vine St)
- Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library (800 Vine Street)
- Joseph-Beth Booksellers (2692 Madison Rd)
- Duttenhofer's Books (214 W McMillan St)
- Downbound Books (4139 Apple St)
- The Bookshelf (7754 Camargo Rd # 5)

Sunday, April 10 – Indiana

26. Connersville

- Fayette County Public Library (828 N Grand Ave)

Monday, April 11 – Indiana

27. Indianapolis

- Indy Reads (1066 Virginia Ave)
– Kurt Vonnegut Museum + Library (340 N. Senate Avenue)
- Indianapolis Public Library (40 E St Clair St)
- Books on Sale (4200 S East St #20)

28. Crawfordsville

- Crawfordsville District Public Library (205 S Washington St &)
- Ben There Antiques (119 S Washington St)

29. Lafayette

- Tippecanoe County Library (208 W Columbia St)
- Main Street Books (426 Main St)
- Second Flight Books (2122 Scott St)
- Von's Book Shop (315 W State St)

30. Rensselaer

- Rensselaer Library (208 W Susan St)

31. Highland

- Miles Books (2819 Jewett Avenue)
- Lake County Public Library (2841 Jewett Ave)

Tuesday, April 12 – Illinois

32. Chicago

- American Writers Museum (180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 300)

- Chicago Public Library (400 S. State Street)

- Sandmeyer's Bookstore (714 S Dearborn St)

- Madison Street Books (1127 West Madison Street)

- Pilsen Community Books (1102 W 18th St)

- Tangible Books (3324 S Halsted St)

- Volumes Bookstore (900 N Michigan Ave 5th floor)

- after-words bookstore (23 E Illinois St)

- Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., #222)

- Underground Bookstore (1727 E. 87th St.)

- Roscoe books (2142 W Roscoe St)

- Ravenswood Used Books (2005 West Montrose Avenue)

- Myopic Books (1564 N Milwaukee Ave)

- Quimby's (1854 West North Avenue)

- 826CHI (1276 N Milwaukee Ave)
- Read/Write Library Chicago (914 North California Avenue)

- The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave)

- The Armadillo's Pillow (6753 North Sheridan Road)

- Powell's Bookstores Chicago (1501 East Fifty-Seventh Street)


Wednesday, April 13 – Illinois

- Women & Children First (5233 North Clark Street)

- Uncharted Books (5140 N Clark St)

- Bookie's - New and Used Books (10324 S Western Ave)
- City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd)

- The Gallery Bookstore (923 West Belmont Avenue)

- Unabridged Bookstore (3251 N Broadway)

- Heirloom Books (6239 N Clark St)

- Open Books (651 W Lake St)


Thursday, April 14 – Illinois

33. Naperville

- Anderson's Bookshop (123 W Jefferson Ave)

- Naperville Public Library (3015 Cedar Glade Rd)


34. Mendota

- Graves-Hume Public Library (1401 W Main St)


35. Princeton

- Princeton Public Library (698 E Peru St)


36. Galesburg

- Galesburg public library (40 E Simmons St)

- Wordsmith Bookshoppe (235 E Main St)

- Carl Sandburg State Historic Site (313 E 3rd St)


Thursday, April 14 – Iowa

37. Fort Madison

- Fort Madison Public Library (1920 Avenue E)

Thursday, April 14 – Missouri

38. La Plata

- La Plata Public Library (103 E Moore St)

Friday, April 15 – Missouri

39. Kansas City

- Kansas City Public Library (14 West 10th Street)
- BLK + BRWN. (104 1/2 W 39th St)
- Wise Blood Booksellers (4045 Broadway Blvd)
- Prospero's Books (1800 W 39th St)
- The Writers Place (31 W 31st ST)
– La Plata Public Library

Friday, April 15 – Kansas

40. Lawrence

- Lawrence Public Library (707 Vermont St)
The Raven Book Store (809 Massachusetts St)
-
Signs of Life (722 Massachusetts St)
- The Dusty Bookshelf (708 Massachusetts St)

41. Topeka


- Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (1515 SW 10th Ave)

- Round Table Bookstore (826 N Kansas Ave)

- Dean's 1/2 Price Books (1426 S Kansas Ave)

- Book Reviews (707 N Main St)


Saturday, April 16 – Kansas

42. Newton


- Newton Public Library (720 Oak St)


43. Hutchinson


- Bookends (123 N Main St)

- Crow & Co. (2 S Main St)

- Hutchinson Public Library (901 N Main St)


44. Dodge City


- DODGE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (1001 N 2nd Ave)


45. Garden City


- Finney County Public Library (801 Campus Dr)

– Lawrence Public Library

Sunday, April 17 – Colorado

46. Lamar

- Book Depot (214 S Main St)

- Lamar Public Library (102 E Parmenter St)


47. La Junta

– Woodruff Memorial Library (522 Colorado Ave)

48. Trinidad


- Books & More Bookstore (132 N Commercial St suite b)

- Carnegie Public Library (202 N Animas St)

- Mutiny Trinidad (135 E Main St)

– Amache Museum (Granada)

Monday, April 18 – New Mexico

49. Raton


- Raton City Library (244 Cook Ave)


50. Las Vegas

- Paper Trail.... (158 Bridge St)

- Las Vegas Carnegie Public Library (500 National Ave)

- Tome On The Range (116 Bridge St)


51. Santé Fe / Lamy


- Beastly Books (418 Montezuma Ave)

- Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse (202 Galisteo St)

– Gunstock Hill Books (239 Johnson St, Santa Fe)

– Santa Fe Public Library (145 Washington Ave)

- Big Star Books & Music (329 Garfield St)

- Ark Books (133 Romero St)

- op.cit. books (157 Paseo De Peralta)

- Books of Interest (1333 Cerrillos Rd)

- Alla bookstore (102 W San Francisco St)


Tuesday, April 19 – New Mexico

52. Albuquerque


– Page 1 Books (5850 Eubank Blvd NE Suite B-41, Albuquerque)
– Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque)
-
ABQ-BERNCO Library (501 Copper Ave NW)
- TITLE WAVE BOOKS REVISED (2318 Wisconsin St NE)
- Menaul Book Exchange (9409 Menaul Blvd NE)

53. Gallup

- Octavia Fellin Public Library (115 W Hill Ave)


Tuesday, April 19 – Arizona

54. Winslow


– Winslow Public Library (420 W Gilmore St)


55. Flagstaff


- Bright Side Bookshop (18 N San Francisco St)

- Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library (300 W Aspen Ave)


56. Kingman


– 5th Street Books (216 N 5th St)

- Mohave County Library (3269 N Burbank St) 56. Winslow

Wednesday, April 20 – Arizona

57. Kingman

– Mohave County Library

58. Needles

- Needles Branch Library (1111 Bailey ave)
Donya’s Buy the Book (5630 AZ-95 Ste 4)
-
Paperback Book Exchange (1960 AZ-95 #2)

Thursday, April 21 – California

59. Barstow

- Jeff Stark Books (25519 Eaton St)
- Barstow Branch Library (304 E. Buena Vista St.)

60. Victorville

- Victorville City Library (15011 Circle Dr)

61. San Bernardino

- San Bernardino Public Library (555 West 6th Street)

62. Riverside

- Downtowne Book Store (3582 Main St)
- Riverside Public Library (3900 Mission Inn Avenue)
- Renaissance Book Shop (3772 Elizabeth St)
- Cellar Door Bookstore (5225 Canyon Crest Dr #30a)

63. Fullerton

- FULLERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (353 W Commonwealth Ave)
- Half Off Books Records Films (141 W Wilshire Ave Ste A)

Friday, April 22 California

64. Los Angeles

- Chevalier's Books (133 N Larchmont Blvd)
- Tomorrow Today (937 Sun Mun Way)
- The Last Bookstore (453 South Spring Street Ground Floor)
- Skylight Books (1818 NORTH VERMONT AVE)
- Counterpoint Records & Books (5911 Franklin Ave)
- Other Books LA (2006 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue)
- Alias Books East (3163 Glendale Boulevard)
- Read Books (4972 N Eagle Rock Blvd)
- Arcana: Books on the Arts (8675 Washington Blvd)
- Book Again (5039 Torrance Blvd)
- Planet Books (1855 Freeman Ave)
- Vroman’s Bookstore (695 East Colorado Boulevard)
- Libros Schmibros (1711 Mariachi Plaza)
- Los Angeles Public Library (630 W 5th St)

Saturday, April 23 California

- Beverly Hills Public Library (444 N Rexford Dr)
- Sims Poetry Library (2702 W. Florence Ave)
- The Huntington Library (1151 Oxford Road)
- Skirball Cultural Center (2701 N Sepulveda Blvd)
- Writers Bloc (2940 Mandeville Canyon Rd)
- 826LA (1714 West Sunset Boulevard)
- Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd.)

Los Angeles - Long Beach

- Gatsby Books (5535 E Spring St)
- Page Against the Machine (2714 E 4th St)
- Bel Canto Books (2122 E 4th St)

Los Angeles - Santa Monica

- Angel City Bookstore and Gallery (218 Pier Ave)
- Diesel bookstore (225 26th Street Suite 33)

Los Angeles - Venice

- Small World Books (1407 Ocean Front Walk)
- Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd.)

Los Angeles - Hollywood

- Larry Edmunds Bookshop (6644 Hollywood Blvd)
- & Pens Press (
1294 Sunset Blvd)
- Stories (1716 Sunset Blvd)
- Book Soup (8818 SUNSET BLVD)
- Mystery Pier Books (
8826 Sunset Blvd)
- Iliad Bookshop (5400 Cahuenga Blvd)

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