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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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An Evening with Manuel Gonzales & Owen Egerton 7:00 pm
An Evening with Manuel Gonzales & Owen Egerton
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Manuel Gonzales & Owen Egerton
Join us for an evening with Manuel Gonzales and Owen Egerton. Manuel will read from his debut novel, The Regional Office is Under Attack! Weaving in a brilliantly conceived mythology, fantastical magical powers, teenage crushes, and kinetic fight scenes, The Regional Office Is … Continue reading
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Kathleen Peirce Book Launch 7:00 pm
Kathleen Peirce Book Launch
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kathleen Peirce Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Kathleen Peirce’s Vault. With readings from Kathleen and Lisa Olstein, and hosted by Cecily Parks. Find here: poetry’s virtues/pleasures. Gorgeous witness. Silence muscled with qualities. Net of attentiveness rippling outward from the meeting of the seer … 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
Nov 4 @ 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 November selection … Continue reading
An Evening with Bruce Bond, Yahia Lababidi & Kurt Heinzelman 7:00 pm
An Evening with Bruce Bond, Yahia Lababidi & Kurt Heinzelman
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Bruce Bond, Yahia Lababidi & Kurt Heinzelman
Join us for an evening with poets Bruce Bond, Yahia Lababidi, and Kurt Heinzelman. Bruce will be reading from his recently released collection, Sacrum. Of Sacrum Rick Barot writes: “‘The poet writes the history of his body,’ Thoreau once noted, … Continue reading
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Lyman Grant Book Launch 4:00 pm
Lyman Grant Book Launch
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lyman Grant Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Lyman Grant’s new poetry collection, Old Men on Tuesday Mornings (Alamo Bay Press). The book is dedicated to four other Austin men—John Lee, Bill Jeffers, David Jewell, and John McElhenney—and they will also be reading … Continue reading
An Evening with Mahogany Browne, Sam Sax & Saretta Morgan 6:30 pm
An Evening with Mahogany Browne, Sam Sax & Saretta Morgan
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Mahogany Browne, Sam Sax & Saretta Morgan
Join us for an after-hours reading featuring poets Mahogany Browne, Sam Sax, and Saretta Morgan, hosted by Carrie Fountain. Cave Canem, Poets House, and Serenbe Focus alum Mahogany Browne (above left) is the author of several books including Redbone (nominated for … 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
Nov 6 @ 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. Featured reader W. Joe Hoppe is a poet, mechanic, and professor of English and Creative Writing at Austin Community College. He is … Continue reading
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Boyd Taylor & William Darling Book Launches 7:00 pm
Boyd Taylor & William Darling Book Launches
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boyd Taylor & William Darling Book Launches
Join us in celebrating the launch of two new books: Boyd Taylor’s Necessities, the fourth novel in the Donnie Ray Cuinn Series, and William Darling’s Anahuac, the second book in the Jim Ward series. Boyd Taylor (above) is the author of four novels in the … Continue reading
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Deb Olin Unferth & Elizabeth Haidle Book Launch 8:00 pm
Deb Olin Unferth & Elizabeth Haidle Book Launch
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Deb Olin Unferth & Elizabeth Haidle Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of the graphic novel I, Parrot, by acclaimed author Deb Olin Unferth and with stunning illustrations by artist Elizabeth Haidle. Deb and Elizabeth will be interviewed by award-winning writer Mary Helen Specht. When Daphne loses … Continue reading
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Meg Freitag Book Launch 7:00 pm
Meg Freitag Book Launch
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meg Freitag Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Meg Freitag’s debut poetry collection, Edith. Meg will be joined by Taisia Kitaiskaia and Blake Lee Pate. In a time when so much of our poetry seems ironic and detached, its language overwrought or … Continue reading
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B & C Book Club 1:30 pm
B & C Book Club
Nov 11 @ 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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Austin Writers Roulette 4:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 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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Rob Jackson Book Launch 7:00 pm
Rob Jackson Book Launch
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rob Jackson Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Rob Jackson’s The Witness, a collection of meditations in the form of poems, stories, and straight talk on spirituality. The Witness is a modern take on a classic genre of spiritual works pioneered by … Continue reading
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The Other Book Club 1:00 pm
The Other Book Club
Nov 18 @ 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 7:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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
Nov 28 @ 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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