A Girls Guide to Joining the Resistance Book Review

30 March, 2018



Emma Gray’s tiny book of feminist resistance promises to be a guide to doing more and doing good in a world that seems to have turned against women all together. Read more in our newest review by Bookstore Supervisor Laura Lannan, and attend the event on 4/1/18.

15 Influential, Iconic, and Inspiring Women Writers Through History

17 March, 2018



Come into one of our Busboys and Poets bookshops and we can direct you to any number of wonderful books by women. From the high fantasy of N.K. Jemison to the sublime poetry of Joy Harjo to the intense investigations of Monique W. Morris we are proud to offer the work of so many amazing authors. We also want to make sure to acknowledge the incredible women writers of history. We believe that in order to make a brighter future we need to know the past, so let’s look back and demolish the myth that the writing woman is a new literary phenomenon.

Busboys and Poets Books Recommendations: Women’s History Month

9 March, 2018



It’s Women’s History Month and you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. After all, women have been around for a while and have been doing awesome things just as long - how can you figure out which awesome book to read next? Well have no fear, Busboys and Poets Books has you covered - just stop by one of our six bookstores for any one of these beautiful books to learn about some of the incredible women of human history.

Busboys and Poets Books Interview: E. Ethelbert Miller

2 March, 2018



February saw the release of If God Invented Baseball, the latest collection of poetry from DC legend and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. A devoted fan of the Washington Nationals, Ethelbert celebrates in the book the magic of baseball and its lessons for life.  In advance of the poet’s upcoming event at Busboys and Poets Takoma, bookstore supervisor Fran McCrae interviewed Ethelbert about his new collection and his literary perspectives on DC and beyond.