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Avid Bookshop

Avid Bookshop is a community-focused independent seller of mostly new and some used books. Stop by for a new read plus special programming including book clubs, local author readings, poetry nights, national author book signings, and more! Located on Prince Avenue, between The Daily Co-op and the historic Fire Hall No. 2.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: closed 

New Town Revue

    From: October 23, 2014 - October 23, 2014
Avid Bookshop announces the October 2014 New Town Revue on THURSDAY, October 23, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring Jericho Brown and Alex ... View Details

Avid Poetry Series

    From: October 24, 2014 - October 24, 2014
The last October installment of the Avid Poetry Series will take place on October 24, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Avid Bookshop featuring Ann... View Details

Halloween Reading: Mark Z. Danielewski’s THE FIFTY YEAR SWORD as told by Nick Splendorr

    From: October 31, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Avid Bookshop presents a very special Halloween treat from one of their booksellers! As a lead-up to the downtown Wild Rumpus, Nick Splendorr will re... View Details