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BlogMalvern Books is a bookstore and community space in Austin, Texas. We specialize in visionary literature and poetry from independent publishers, with a focus on lesser-known and emerging voices. We also host numerous readings, book clubs, and other events—check out our calendar to see what’s happening this month at Malvern!

* EVENT CANCELLATION * We regret we’ve had to cancel tomorrow afternoon’s Eduardo Lalo reading, as Eduardo has been unable to leave Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. We send him all our best wishes and look forward to hosting him in the future.

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Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books 1:30 pm
Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books
Sep 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books
Welcome to Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books, hosted (on most occasions) by Malvern’s own curmudgeon-in-chief, Dr. Joe. Everyone is invited to join us for what we’re sure will be a series of irreverent and insightful conversations. Our … Continue reading
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Meghan Lamb Book Launch 7:00 pm
Meghan Lamb Book Launch
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meghan Lamb Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Meghan Lamb’s novel Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace). With readings from Meghan, J.Scott Brownlee, and Bridget Brewer (left to right, below). Meghan’s portion of the reading will incorporate visuals by Jason Pappariella. A hybrid of … Continue reading
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B & C Book Club 1:30 pm
B & C Book Club
Sep 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
B & C Book Club
“We read all types, we take all types. Aim to keep things light and fun.” Hosted by Jon Meador. Please visit Austin Book Club for more information. Share this post:EmailFacebookTwitter
Prudence Arceneaux Book Launch 7:00 pm
Prudence Arceneaux Book Launch
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Prudence Arceneaux Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Prudence Arceneaux’s new chapbook, Dirt. From the first word of this collection, “Listen,” to the last lines, “eyes begging me/ to act right just once this time,” Dirt compels by rendering what lingers and builds … Continue reading
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Austin Writers Roulette 4:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
Austin Writers Roulette is an uncensored, theme-inspired spoken word and storytelling event. It features a different monthly theme and line up of artists who perform their original written works such as poetry, essays, spoken word, singer-songwriting, or excerpts from novels … Continue reading
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Zachary Schomburg Book Launch 7:00 pm
Zachary Schomburg Book Launch
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zachary Schomburg Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of acclaimed poet Zachary Schomburg’s debut novel, Mammother. With readings from Zachary, Molly Schulman, and Josh Denslow. Praise for Mammother: “Like the younger sibling of Richard Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar, but boxier and more etched on the … Continue reading
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Novel Night with Amber Elby & K.P. Gresham 7:00 pm
Novel Night with Amber Elby & K.P. Gresham
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Novel Night with Amber Elby & K.P. Gresham
Join us for another installment of Novel Night, a monthly celebration of all things prose! Here’s how it works: published authors will read from their books and there’ll be an audience Q & A. And we’ll also have “Book Talk,” in … Continue reading
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Nancy Huang Book Launch 7:00 pm
Nancy Huang Book Launch
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nancy Huang Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Nancy Huang’s debut poetry collection, Favorite Daughter. With readings from Nancy and special guests Philip Olalo, Noor Wadi, and Jasmine Bell. Favorite Daughter is a poetry collection trying to uproot America from inside the body, … Continue reading
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The Other Book Club 1:00 pm
The Other Book Club
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Other Book Club
You’re already familiar with our NYRB Classics Bookclub, in which we read and discuss classic works of fiction… now we’d like to invite you to join The Other Book Club, a reading group for those of you interested in exploring … Continue reading
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged with Susan R. Nelson 7:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged with Susan R. Nelson
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged with Susan R. Nelson
In association with VSA Texas (The State Organization on Arts and Disability) and the Pen2Paper Creative Writing Contest (a project of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities), we’re delighted to present an inclusive (mic-less) open mic for writers and musicians. Join us for a … Continue reading
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Todd Hawkins Book Launch 1:00 pm
Todd Hawkins Book Launch
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Todd Hawkins Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Todd Hawkins’ chapbook Ten Counties Away (Finishing Line Press, 2017). With readings from Todd, Ken Fontenot, and Judy Jensen. Professional editor and amateur soccer coach Todd Hawkins writes and lives in Crowley, Texas. His poetry has … Continue reading
Dave Oliphant Book Launch 4:00 pm
Dave Oliphant Book Launch
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dave Oliphant Book Launch
Join us for an afternoon with writer Dave Oliphant, who will be reading from his new poetry collection, The Hero’s Fall I Fell For: Jazz Poems. (At the reading The Hero’s Fall and the accompanying CD will be available for free on a … Continue reading
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Finnegans Wake Reading Group 7:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
The Finnegans Wake Reading Group of Austin is a monthly get-together to dive into the depths of James Joyce’s greatest, weirdest, and most notorious masterpiece. The process is to take turns reading aloud from the text, which allows its musicality … Continue reading
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I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic 7:00 pm
I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic
Get your cones ready for another round of Malvern Books’ FREE reading series, I SCREAM SOCIAL, hosted by Malvern’s own Annar Veröld and Schandra Madha and featuring young women writers from the Austin community. This month’s I Screamers are Kimberly … Continue reading
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Christopher Carmona Book Launch 7:00 pm
Christopher Carmona Book Launch
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Christopher Carmona Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Christopher Carmona’s new poetry collection, 140: Twitter Poems (bilingual edition, translated by Gerald Padilla). This book is a collection of 140 poems written over 140 days, covering the space of December 1, 2015 to April … Continue reading
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Why There Are Words Austin 7:00 pm
Why There Are Words Austin
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Why There Are Words Austin
You’re invited to join us for the third Austin edition of the Why There Are Words reading series! This month’s readers are Lowell Mick White, Christine Granados, Michael Elwood, and Missy Roback (left to right, below). Founded in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, Why There … Continue reading
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Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia – Book Launch 7:00 pm
Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia – Book Launch
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
<i>Ask Baba Yaga</i> by Taisia Kitaiskaia – Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Taisia Kitaiskaia’s Ask Baba Yaga (Andrews McMeel Publishing), a collection of “otherworldly advice for everyday troubles.” In Slavic fairy tales, the witch Baba Yaga is sought out by those with a burning need for guidance. … Continue reading
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100 Thousand Poets for Change 3:00 pm
100 Thousand Poets for Change
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
100 Thousand Poets for Change
Do you want to join other poets, musicians, and artists around the world in a demonstration and celebration to promote peace, sustainability and justice, and to call for serious social, environmental and political change? On September 30, 2017, a global healing celebration will be … Continue reading
International Translation Day Celebration 7:00 pm
International Translation Day Celebration
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
International Translation Day Celebration
Join us in celebrating International Translation Day with a reading hosted byTony Beckwith and featuring renowned translators Marian Schwartz, Eduardo Aparicio, Antonella Del Fattore-Olson, and Michele Aynesworth (left to right, below). And we’re also offering 20% off all books in translation on International Translation Day! … Continue reading