Remember Urban Rethink? Yeah, that place was awesome. Sigh.
closed in 2013, after two or three years of readings, film screenings, music, broomstick pony races, panels, pop-up dinners and whatever else its revolving band of creative staffers (including Darren McDaniel, Pat Greene, Brendan O'Connor, Shaina Anderson, Kim Britt, Dina Mack and many more we are no doubt forgetting) could pull off.
Today we hear that the space is returning to its roots. Before Urban Rethink, there was Urban Think, an independent bookstore, and now local publisher Burrow Press announces that they will host a pop-up BP store at 625 E. Central Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday in June and July. Huzzah!
The BP Pop-up Bookstore is held in the old Urban Think Bookstore/Urban ReThink space, featuring a small but mighty selection of books and local goods, such as:What we wanna know most: Is GoogliAnn, with her giant remote-control googly eyes, still up there on the wall?
Other local goods are coming soon, too. We'll keep you updated via posts on this event page.
- BP books, tote bags, postcards & koozies
- Books by authors who have read at our Functionally Literate reading series, including Jeff VanderMeer, Lindsay Hunter, Erica Dawson, Derrick Austin, Matthew Salesses, Phillippe Diederich, Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes, Jeff Parker and more!
- Books for children & young adults
UPDATE: Burrow Press editor Ryan Rivas let us know that Dutch author Thomas Olde Heuvelt, who was just in town for the American Library Association annual conference, dropped off some signed copies of his wildly popular new horror novel HEX, and they'll be available for sale at the BP shop.
We also heard from founding Urban Rethink director Darren McDaniel, who says he thinks GoogliAnn is still intact!