Delight a friend, family member, co-worker or maybe even yourself with a gift cards to Busboys and Poets! Our gift cards can be used to purchase food (mmm sweet potato pancakes), drinks (Langston Cooler, anyone?)books and any other items sold at our bookstore. This includes Busboys merch, notebooks, cards and other fun gifts.

Send a physical gift card by mail that takes 3-6 days to arrive.

Happy holidays, friends!

On Censorship by Salman Rushdie

On Censorship by Salman Rushdie

No writer ever really wants to talk about censorship. Writers want to talk about creation, and censorship is anti-creation, negative energy, uncreation, the bringing into being of non-being, or, to use Tom Stoppard’s description of death, “the absence of presence.” Censorship is the thing that stops you doing what you want to do, and what writers want to talk about is what they do, not what stops them doing it.

New Happy Hour Specials

New Happy Hour Specials

Now enjoy happy hour specials, like 1/2 off Small Plates from 4-7pm at all locations