Bookstores Celebrate National Poetry Month With Social Media Posts

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April marks National Poetry Month, and booksellers across the country are sharing their favorite books and poems and promoting in-store poetry events on social media. Here are just a few of the posts shared by booksellers:

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Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, wrote on Facebook: “April is National Poetry Month! Fun fact: Poetry is one of our bestselling sections (!) Several of our staffers are poets who help curate this section. This town is so supportive of and interested in poetry.”

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Fabled Bookshop and Café in Waco, Texas, wrote on Facebook: “It’s no joke that we’re serious about poetry for National Poetry Month! And as we ramp up our to-do list in the coming weeks, we’re going to let this quote from Tennyson’s Ulysses set the tone for the work ahead: ‘To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.’ What’s your favorite go-to poetry book?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico, posted on Facebook: “Do we have a month for you! April is National Poetry Month and we have a month jam-packed with over 30 poets reading at 14 events! Join us for at least one, but we hope more!”

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Run for Cover Bookstore in San Diego, California, wrote on Facebook: “April is National Poetry Month! We have poetry books to please everyone. Come check it out for yourself. @nifmuhammad and @rudyfrancisco I am still hoping to get you both in our store. An event together?!”

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The Little Boho Bookshop in Bayonne, New Jersey, posted on Facebook: “NATIONAL POETRY MONTH - STUDENT CONTEST. In celebration of National Poetry Month, as well as Bayonne’s 150th Anniversary, we are announcing The Little Boho Bookshop’s STUDENT POETRY CONTEST. THEME: Bayonne: Life On The Peninsula......what does it mean to you?”


DIESEL, A Bookstore in Santa Monica, California, wrote on Twitter: “April is National Poetry Month, and boy do we have a selection for you!”

Open Door pm

Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady, New York, wrote on Twitter: “It’s National Poetry Month and I need to share my favorite poem of all time ... More information can be found here: …”

Foggy Pine pm

Foggy Pine Books in Boone, North Carolina, posted on Twitter: “April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by dropping by the store to browse our poetry selection or join us on April 18th for our Poetry Month Celebration! You can sign up to read your own poetry or a poem that you love (must sign up in advance!) or you… 

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Hartfield Book Company in Monticello, Illinois, wrote on Twitter: “We're capping off Independent Bookstore Day and National Poetry Month with a literary open mic! More info about this event and the other cool stuff we have planned for #bookstoreday at” 

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A New Chapter Bookstore in Lewisburg, West Virginia, posted on Instagram: “It’s National Poetry Month! Pick up a poetry book from your local bookstore today to start the celebration.”