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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
Jan 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
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The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged 1:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged
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 fun … Continue reading
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The Boomertime Book Club 6:30 pm
The Boomertime Book Club
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Boomertime Book Club
Join us for a meeting of the Boomertime Book Club! The Boomertime Book Club aims to read all types of books, fiction and nonfiction. We select the book to be read at a meeting and then discuss it at the … Continue reading
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Novel Night with Rob Reynolds & REYoung 7:00 pm
Novel Night with Rob Reynolds & REYoung
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Novel Night with Rob Reynolds & REYoung
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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Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice 7:00 pm
Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice
In the interview series Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice, emerging and established writers talk with host Chaitali Sen about the power of words and the role of art in reflecting and changing our world. This month’s guest is poet, playwright, and … Continue reading
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B & C Book Club 1:30 pm
B & C Book Club
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 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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Finnegans Wake Reading Group 7:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
Jan 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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Borderlands: Issue 47 Launch Party 4:00 pm
Borderlands: Issue 47 Launch Party
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Borderlands: Issue 47 Launch Party
Join us for a reading to celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review! Readers will include E. Kristin Anderson, J. Scott Brownlee, Nick Courtright, Jonathan Moody, and Sasha West. Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is a literary journal … Continue reading
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An Evening of Queer Poets 7:00 pm
An Evening of Queer Poets
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening of Queer Poets
Join us for an evening with poets Jenny Johnson, Shangyang Fang, and Travis Tate. Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet, published by Sarabande Books in 2017. Her honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship … Continue reading
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I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic 7:00 pm
I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 & Schandra Madha and featuring women-identified writers from the Austin community (and beyond). Our January I Screamers are … Continue reading
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Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club 1:00 pm
Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club
Jan 27 @ 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 brand-new reading group for those of you interested in exploring works from our expansive poetry section. For our inaugural meeting, we’ll be … Continue reading
We Are ALL America! Open Mic Night 7:00 pm
We Are ALL America! Open Mic Night
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We Are ALL America! Open Mic Night
WHAT: An Open Mic Night to celebrate “We Are ALL America!” This event is open to the public! We invite the Austin community to tell their stories, read poems, make a brief statement or share their ideas on our theme … Continue reading
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Kallisto Gaia Press presents The Ocotillo Review Volume 2.1 4:00 pm
Kallisto Gaia Press presents The Ocotillo Review Volume 2.1
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kallisto Gaia Press presents <i>The Ocotillo Review Volume 2.1</i>
Join us in celebrating the launch of the second issue of Kallisto Gaia Press’ literary journal, The Ocotillo Review, which features over 100 pages of literary genius by award-winning writers from around the world and superb new pieces by writers from underserved communities. Numerous poets and writers … Continue reading
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