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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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Echo Literary Magazine Launch 7:00 pm
Echo Literary Magazine Launch
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us in celebrating the launch of a new issue of Echo Literary Magazine. Echo Literary Magazine is a publication of the University of Texas at Austin’s Liberal Arts Honors Program. It showcases the work of UT undergraduates from all majors … Continue reading
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ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party 7:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party
Join us in celebrating the release of the Spring 2017 edition of Austin Community College’s journal, The Rio Review, which showcases poetry, prose, and artworks by students. During the event, students featured in this issue will share their fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with … Continue reading
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Fantastical Fictions Presents: Book Discussion with Rebecca Schwarz 7:00 pm
Fantastical Fictions Presents: Book Discussion with Rebecca Schwarz
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fantastical Fictions Presents: Book Discussion with Rebecca Schwarz
Please join us at Malvern Books for Fantastical Fictions, an odd-monthly event focusing on the literary fantastic across genres and cultures. This month host Rebecca Schwarz will discuss the novel FARDWOR, RUSSIA! by Russian journalist and activist Oleg Kashin. Worth noting: … Continue reading
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Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamale Party 6:30 pm
Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamale Party
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamale Party
Join us for a celebration hosted by Pterodáctilo, the bilingual journal and blog run by graduate students in UT Austin’s department of Spanish and Portuguese. This bilingual event will feature poetry readings… and tamales! Readers include Ignacio Carvajal, Nicolas Emilfork, … Continue reading
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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
May 6 @ 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
An Evening with Charles Alexander, Ash Smith & Ken Jacobs 7:00 pm
An Evening with Charles Alexander, Ash Smith & Ken Jacobs
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Charles Alexander, Ash Smith & Ken Jacobs
Join us for a reading from poets Charles Alexander (Director of Chax Press), Ash Smith, and Ken Jacobs (left to right, below). Artist: Poet, Bookmaker, founder/director of Chax Press. Author of 5 full-length books of poetry and 11 brief chapbooks … Continue reading
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Analecta 43 Release Party 1:00 pm
Analecta 43 Release Party
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Analecta 43 Release Party
Come celebrate the release of Analecta 43! We’ll be distributing copies of the journal, chatting about literature and art, eating snacks, and listening to some of the contributors read their work. Share this post:EmailFacebookTwitter
Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party 4:00 pm
Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party
Join Hothouse Literary Journal for a reading from its spring publication. There will be copies of the free journal to pick up, a reading from some of the published writers, light refreshments, and conversation. Bring your friends! All are welcome. … Continue reading
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An Evening with Novelists Natalia Sylvester, David Hicks & Charlotte Gullick 7:00 pm
An Evening with Novelists Natalia Sylvester, David Hicks & Charlotte Gullick
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Novelists Natalia Sylvester, David Hicks & Charlotte Gullick
Join us for a reading from novelists Natalia Sylvester, David Hicks, and Charlotte Gullick (left to right, below). We’ll be celebrating the launch of David’s debut novel, White Plains. Natalia Sylvester was born in Lima, Peru, and came to the U.S. … Continue reading
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Novel Night with Glen Pourciau & Greg Levin 7:00 pm
Novel Night with Glen Pourciau & Greg Levin
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Novel Night with Glen Pourciau & Greg Levin
Join us for another installment of Novel Night, a monthly celebration of all things prose! Here’s how it works: two published authors will read from their books and there’ll be an audience Q & A. And we’ll also have “Book Talk,” … Continue reading
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Chen Chen Book Launch with Jennifer Whalen, Tomás Morin & Katelin Kelly 7:00 pm
Chen Chen Book Launch with Jennifer Whalen, Tomás Morin & Katelin Kelly
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chen Chen Book Launch with Jennifer Whalen, Tomás Morin & Katelin Kelly
Join us for the launch of Chen Chen’s debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. With readings from Chen Chen, Jennifer Whalen, Tomás Morin, and … Continue reading
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B & C Book Club 1:30 pm
B & C Book Club
May 13 @ 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
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Mother’s Day Reading with Revolution Writing Workshop 2:00 pm
Mother’s Day Reading with Revolution Writing Workshop
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mother's Day Reading with Revolution Writing Workshop
This all-women reading features writers from the Revolution Writing Workshop led by Abe Louise Young. Join us for poetry and prose about mothering, queer and straight parenting, being mothered and unmothered, sex, Mother Earth, and more! Readers include: Rebecca Whitehurst, Kandice … Continue reading
Austin Writers Roulette 4:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
May 14 @ 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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The Boomertime Book Club 6:30 pm
The Boomertime Book Club
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Boomertime Book Club
Join us for a meeting of the Boomertime Book Club! This month they will be reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The Boomertime Book Club aims to read all types of books, fiction and nonfiction. We select the … Continue reading
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Finnegans Wake Reading Group 7:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
May 18 @ 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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An Evening with Chloe Honum, Sasha West & Jennifer S. Cheng 7:00 pm
An Evening with Chloe Honum, Sasha West & Jennifer S. Cheng
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Chloe Honum, Sasha West & Jennifer S. Cheng
Join us for a reading from poets Chloe Honum, Sasha West, and Jennifer S. Cheng. We’ll be celebrating the launch of Chloe’s new chapbook, Then Winter. Chloe Honum’s first book, The Tulip-Flame (2014), was named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary … Continue reading
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The Other Book Club 12:00 pm
The Other Book Club
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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
Borderlands: Issue 46 Launch Party 3:00 pm
Borderlands: Issue 46 Launch Party
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Borderlands: Issue 46 Launch Party
Join us for a reading to celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review! This issue’s featured artist is Stephanie Rubiano, whose work is pictured below. The featured poet is Cindy St. John, and Cindy will be joined … Continue reading
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged with Joseph Huerta 7:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged with Joseph Huerta
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged with Joseph Huerta
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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Christia Madacsi Hoffman Book Launch 4:00 pm
Christia Madacsi Hoffman Book Launch
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Christia Madacsi Hoffman Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Intent (published by Hedgehog & Fox, an imprint of Warner Literary Group), the debut poetry collection from Austin-based actor and writer Christia Madacsi Hoffman. With readings from Christia, Erica Parfit, Joe Brundidge, and Margaret Burns. Inspired by a friend’s … Continue reading
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Malvern’s Multi-Verse with Joe Brundidge 7:00 pm
Malvern’s Multi-Verse with Joe Brundidge
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malvern's Multi-Verse with Joe Brundidge
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 poetic universe! Malvern’s Multi-Verse features readings from guest poets, plus a Q & A session. Space-time might be flat and … Continue reading
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I Scream Social 7:00 pm
I Scream Social
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I Scream Social
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. May’s readers are Molly Schulman, Lara Prescott, … Continue reading
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Jessica Reisman Book Launch 7:00 pm
Jessica Reisman Book Launch
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jessica Reisman Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Jessica Reisman’s new novel, Substrate Phantoms. Substrate Phantoms presents immemorial human acts in variations as strange as any 21st-century reader could imagine, but always in contexts emotionally resonant. I think it an out-and-out breakthrough, with … Continue reading
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Naomi Buck Palagi Book Launch 1:00 pm
Naomi Buck Palagi Book Launch
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Naomi Buck Palagi Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Naomi Buck Palagi’s first poetry collection, Stone. With readings from Naomi Buck Palagi, Jean Sotos, and Elizabeth Mason. Naomi Buck Palagi’s first book, Stone, reads as a series of glorious poetic projections, in which the … Continue reading
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