Welcome to Malvern Books!

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!

Holiday Special: From December 1st till December 24th, for every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a $10 gift card. (Please note, the gift card can not be used on the day of purchase.) 

Please note, due to our annual Staff Brunch, we’ll be opening at 2pm this Sunday, December 17th.

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Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamales Party 6:30 pm
Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamales Party
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamales 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! Performers include Siri, Ashley Nelcy García, … Continue reading
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Texas Poetry Calendar Reading 3:00 pm
Texas Poetry Calendar Reading
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Texas Poetry Calendar Reading
For twenty years, the Austin reading for the Texas Poetry Calendar has been the culmination of the fall calendar readings for Dos Gatos Press. This year’s reading will feature poets sharing Texas-related work, including their poems from the 2018 Texas Poetry … Continue reading
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An Afternoon with Conor Bracken, Michael Parker & Karen Davidson 4:00 pm
An Afternoon with Conor Bracken, Michael Parker & Karen Davidson
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
An Afternoon with Conor Bracken, Michael Parker & Karen Davidson
Join us for an afternoon with Conor Bracken, Michael Parker, and Karen Davidson. Conor Bracken’s poems appear or are forthcoming in the Adroit Journal, Forklift OH, Muzzle Magazine, Love’s Executive Order, The New Yorker, and Thrush Poetry Journal, among others. His chapbook, … 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
Dec 4 @ 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 John T. David, an Austin journalist and author, and Brent Douglass, an international businessman from Austin, collaborate with James R. … Continue reading
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ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party 7:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party
Join us in celebrating the release of the Fall 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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I Scream Social Ugly Sweater Party 7:00 pm
I Scream Social Ugly Sweater Party
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I Scream Social Ugly Sweater Party
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. This month is our special annual holiday edition! Ugly sweaters strongly encouraged! Featuring women-identified writers … Continue reading
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Ryan Sharp Book Launch 4:00 pm
Ryan Sharp Book Launch
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ryan Sharp Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Ryan Sharp’s new chabook, my imaginary old man: poems (Finishing Line Press). With readings from Ryan, Joe Brundidge, and Jennine “DOC” Wright. The poems in my imaginary old man: poems construct a world alive with the ordinary and … Continue reading
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Austin Writers Roulette 4:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
Dec 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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David Taylor Book Launch 7:00 pm
David Taylor Book Launch
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
David Taylor Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of David Taylor’s third collection of poetry, Palm Up, Palm Down (Wings Press). With readings from David, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, and Bryce Milligan. Palm Up, Palm Down draws on connections and commitments to home and place—human and nonhuman. Such … Continue reading
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Novel Night with Nancy Smith, Linda Hanna Lloyd & Christy Esmahan 7:00 pm
Novel Night with Nancy Smith, Linda Hanna Lloyd & Christy Esmahan
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Novel Night with Nancy Smith, Linda Hanna Lloyd & Christy Esmahan
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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An Evening with Anton Yakovlev, Heather Tone & James Arthur 7:00 pm
An Evening with Anton Yakovlev, Heather Tone & James Arthur
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Anton Yakovlev, Heather Tone & James Arthur
Join us for an evening with visiting poet Anton Yakovlev. With readings from Anton, plus special guests Heather Tone and James Arthur (left to right, below). Born in Moscow, Russia, Anton Yakovlev studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. His latest … Continue reading
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Earthly Signs Book Launch 7:00 pm
Earthly Signs Book Launch
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
<i>Earthly Signs</i> Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922 by Marina Tsvetaeva. This event will feature readings and discussion from the translator, Jamey Gambrell. Jamey Gambrell’s excellently translated edition with its well-researched and informative introduction graciously fulfils Tsvetaeva’s desire … Continue reading
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An Afternoon with Coco Picard & Friends 2:00 pm
An Afternoon with Coco Picard & Friends
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Afternoon with Coco Picard & Friends
Join us for an afternoon with Coco Picard, Devin King, Anthony Madrid, Nadya Pittendrigh, and Julia Hendrickson. We’ll be celebrating the release earlier this year of Coco’s graphic novel The Chronicles of Fortune. The Chronicles Of Fortune stands as a confirmation of the misfit’s … Continue reading
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Why There Are Words Austin 7:00 pm
Why There Are Words Austin
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Why There Are Words Austin
You’re invited to join us for the fourth Austin edition of the Why There Are Words reading series! This month’s readers are Peg Alford Pursell, Butch Hancock, Ken Waldman, and Justin Booth (left to right, below). Founded in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, Why There Are … Continue reading
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