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Literary Arts

The six-part Literary Arts Series presents talks and conversations with the leading fiction and non-fiction writers of our time. Subscription includes two books.

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Our four-part Encore Series showcases favorite past SAL authors back by popular demand. Subscription includes two books.

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J. Kenji López-Alt Presents

Our three-part Community Curated Series is directed this year by chef and food writer J. Kenji López-Alt, author of the "The Food Lab" and "The Wok."

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The four-part Poetry Series presents established and emerging poets for readings and talks. Subscription includes two books.

Subscriber Benefits

  • Waived handling fees (by phone only).
  • Early notification of added events.
  • Select “bring a friend” vouchers.
  • 10% discount on books at local independent bookstores.
  • Select books included with most subscriptions, shipped to the subscriber’s door:
    • Literary Arts Series subscribers receive a copy of Mary Beard’s Emperor of Rome and Steve Inskeep’s Differ We Must.
    • Encore Series subscriptions include a copy of Ann Patchett’s Tom Lake and Viet Thanh Nguyen’s A Man of Two Faces.
    • Poetry Series subscriptions include a copy of Jane Hirshfield’s The Asking and Roger Reeves’ Best Barbarian.
  • Dining deals at partner restaurants:


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