I returned in December 2011 from a five month stay in Scotland to find the bookstore running like a fine oiled machine thanks to the amazing energy and efforts of Debbie Reeves, Joan Kruger, Geoffery Neill, and Kevin Mims. Thanks to you all!
It’s now 2012 and I am still trying to find a way to [...]
I’m leaving on July 12th for an extended stay in Edinburgh. Last year mom received four cycles of chemotherapy and 31 days of radiotherapy to treat the cancer in her lungs. Last Tuesday she had a biopsy on her liver where they suspect the cancer has spread. Also planned, the removal of [...]
Drop by The Book Collector on Second Saturday between 6pm and 9pm and buy any small press publication and I’ll give you a copy of We Beg To Differ: An Anthology for Peace for free.
And I mean any. Buy a copy of Joyce Odam’s Brevities for a buck, you get [...]
The Spring 2011 edition of the Consumnes River Journal is now available at The Book Collector. Free. It’s well designed, elegant, and chock full of poetry and prose from poets and writers both new and established.
There’s rich visual elements too, including some impressive black and white photography.
Consumnes River Journal justs [...]
I am so fond of Joyce Odam’s Brevities. In June, she presented the 100th issue of this diminutive journal, what she calls “a mini-mag of minimalist poems.” We have them on sale at the bookstore for $1. And if you drop buy this Second Saturday you can buy back issues of the [...]
The bookstore, as always, will be open for Second Saturday. Poet Andrew Sullivan will be on hand tapping into the flux and flow of the evening to generate a community poem. Special sales and giveaways of poetry, small press and otherwise.
Below is Andrew’s note describing his plans for the community [...]
Behind the counter at Doug Webber’s bookstore on N Street (sadly, gone now) there used to be a little sign. Simple. Direct. Buy a book you bastards! For the past few years we’ve borrowed this offensive marketing strategy for a series of ads run in the Midtown Monthly. It’s better than [...]
For seven years, readings hosted by Rattlesnake Press every second Wednesday were a fixture at my little used bookstore in midtown, Sacramento. [...]
Another fine Second Wednesday reading from the Rattlesnake Press featuring the release of two chapbooks, Iris by Chris Olander and Still A Party by Todd Cirillo. 7:30pm at The Book Collector (Home of the Snake). 1008 24th Street, Sacramento.
J. Chris Olander is a poet and bio/educator who has been writing since [...]
There is room for everybody in the Sacramento Poetry Community. But two Richard Hansens? I’m sure many will agree, one is more than enough. How to differentiate the two? One is a poet. The other boosts poetry, hosts it occasionally, cradles it between tiny covers. The current edition of Primal [...]