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Five Questions with Gayle Shanks of Changing Hands Bookstore

We love ourselves a good independent bookseller. And when it comes to booksellers that will stop at nothing to get you the most interesting, outside-the-box, see-the-world-a-different way books out there, Gayle Shanks is hard to beat. Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona has been going strong since 1974 and isn’t showing any signs of stopping. […]

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Libby O'Neill: 5 Top Short Story Writers

Libby O’Neill: 5 Top Short Story Writers

  1. Eudora Welty 2. O. Henry 3. Raymond Carver 4. Flannery O’Connor 5. Tim O’Brien

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Co-owners Carla Cohen (seated) and Barbara Meade (July 24, 1989), photo by Darrel Ellis, courtesy of Politics & Prose

Politics & Prose: A Favorite Neighbor

We know it seems obvious. We’re an indie press. We interview indie bookstores. D.C. is our backyard. So why haven’t we interviewed any of those indie-rific folks over at Politics & Prose? Well, we have. Mark LaFramboise, P&P’s book buyer with a very fancy last name, was gracious enough to take a break from finding […]

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One More Page: An Interview with Eileen McGervey

Isn’t there some song about finding what you’ve been looking for in your own backyard? Or something like that? Well, either way, as self-professed indie bookstore lovers we were thrilled to discover One More Page Books, a bright, cheery book shop just a short cruise around the beltway from us in Arlington, Va. As if […]

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When you're working for change, an eye-opening book and a little vino go a long way (at Robin's Books and Moonstone Arts Center).

Atticus Authors Take the Mid-Atlantic by Storm

Our authors are on a mission to get out there and spread the good word when it comes to their good works (of literature, that is). Last month, Alex Kudera (Fight for Your Long Day) and Eric D. Goodman (Tracks: A Novel in Stories) set out across Pennsylvania and our home state of Maryland, stopping in […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: March 2012

The first day of spring, early cherry blossoms, a warm reception to our newest novel, and another release in a matter of weeks–there are plenty of reasons we’re happy it’s March. And while our lineup for 2012 has only just begun, we can’t help but feel that we’re off to one hell of a start. […]

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Inside City Lights: An Interview (Part 1)

In our search for independent bookstores that have shaped literary culture as we know it, perhaps none is so influential as that Californian beacon of progressive thinking, City Lights. Founded by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin in 1953, the San Francisco store and small press has become a cultural landmark, making its mark far […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: February 2012

We know–February is the ugly middle child of the year, a generally unpleasant waiting period for spring, hardly improved by the pseudo-holidays Valentine’s Day and Leap Day. Luckily, it’s been anything but boring at Atticus, where we’re celebrating the February 29th release of Matt Mullin’s knockout story collection Three Ways of the Saw, hobnobbing with […]

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New Hope at Farley’s Bookshop

One of the most (justifiably) celebrated qualities of the independent bookshop is its unflagging devotion to enriching and supporting the literary culture in their community. Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA has gone above and beyond their community by fiercely supporting the excellent work produced by small, independent presses, introducing their titles to customers who […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: January

With an action-packed year behind us and loads of great literature ahead, 2012 is shaping up to be our best year yet (they just keep getting better). And even though our first release of the year won’t drop until February 29, our authors have been busy as ever, blowing up the web, the journals and […]

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