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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!

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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
Feb 3 @ 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 February … Continue reading
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged: 4th Birthday Edition 7:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged: 4th Birthday Edition
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged: 4th Birthday Edition
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. Come and celebrate our … Continue reading
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John Vanderslice Book Launch: The Last Days of Oscar Wilde 2:00 pm
John Vanderslice Book Launch: The Last Days of Oscar Wilde
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
John Vanderslice Book Launch: <i>The Last Days of Oscar Wilde</i>
Join us in celebrating the release of John Vanderslice’s historical novel, The Last Days of Oscar Wilde. With readings from John Vanderslice and Lucas Schaefer. Oscar Wilde is struggling through his final years in Paris. His reputation is ruined. His finances are in shambles. … Continue reading
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Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic 7:00 pm
Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic
Everyone is welcome to attend the Austin Community College Creative Writing Department’s Literary Coffeehouse, hosted by John Herndon. An open mic follows the featured reader, so bring poems, stories, scripts, rants, raves or midnight confessions to share, or just come … Continue reading
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B & C Book Club 1:30 pm
B & C Book Club
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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
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Austin Writers Roulette 4:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
Feb 11 @ 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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Finnegans Wake Reading Group 7:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
Feb 15 @ 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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Carl Phillips Reading & Book Launch 7:00 pm
Carl Phillips Reading & Book Launch
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carl Phillips Reading & Book Launch
Join us for an evening with acclaimed poet Carl Phillips. We’ll be celebrating the recent release of his new collection, Wild Is the Wind. This event is sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers. In Wild Is the Wind, Carl Phillips reflects … Continue reading
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ACC Creative Writing Department’s Balcones Prize Winners 7:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Department’s Balcones Prize Winners
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Department's Balcones Prize Winners
Join us for something rather special: Austin Community College’s Creative Writing Department will be introducing us to the two winners of their 2016 Balcones Prize: fiction winner Tara Laskowski (left, below) and poetry winner Jacqueline Allen Trimble (right, below). Tara Laskowski … Continue reading
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I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic: Galentine’s Edition 7:00 pm
I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic: Galentine’s Edition
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic: Galentine's Edition
Get your cones ready for a special Galentine’s Edition of Malvern Books’ FREE reading series, I SCREAM SOCIAL, hosted by Malvern’s own Annar Veröld & Schandra Madha. We’ll be celebrating the best kind of love there is: the love of … Continue reading
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Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club 1:00 pm
Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club
We’d like to invite you to join Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club! Hosted by Malvernian Julie Poole, this is a reading group for those of you interested in exploring works from our expansive poetry section. This month’s selection is The Black Unicorn by Audre … Continue reading
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Malvern’s Multi-Verse Meets I Scream Social 7:00 pm
Malvern’s Multi-Verse Meets I Scream Social
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malvern's Multi-Verse Meets I Scream Social
Join us for a FREE monthly reading series, Malvern’s Multi-Verse, in which we explore the infinite possible (multi)verses of Austin’s boundless literary universe! Space-time might be flat and stretch out infinitely, but Malvern’s Multi-Verse is well-rounded, lasts for about an hour, and … Continue reading
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