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Jump at the Sun: Community Read and Conversation

A virtual community discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's auto-biography, Dust Tracks on a Road, led by Storyteller in Residence Almeta Whitis, will celebrate the movement that forever changed the American literary canon. Delta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is our partner in showcasing the literature and art of the Harlem Renaissance.

Register here to join our admission-free conversation on August 21.

We are offering Dust Tracks on a Road at 15% off. Order now!

Pride Bookshelf: Breaking Genres & Binaries

15 Books from Trans and Gender Nonconforming Authors


30 Leaders in Asian American Literature

Ranging from South Asia to the Pacific Islands, the literary achievements of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants, as with the very experiences they chronicle, are varied, rich, and indispensable to the American literary canon. You’re invited to browse some of our favorites -- including the most recent releases from poet Victoria Chang, novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, and essayist Cathy Park Hong.

Browse the full list 30 Leaders in Asian American Literature 

LOCAL SPOTLIGHTJaw: Poems, by Albert Abonado

Albert Abonado is a poet and essayist based in Rochester, NY. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. He has received fellowships for poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he was a finalist for the Kundiman prize. Albert currently teaches creative writing at SUNY Geneseo and the Rochester Institute for Technology.


This is One Way to Dance: Essays, by Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah's stories and essays have appeared  in The GuardianBrevity, Conjunctions, Guernica, the Kenyon Review Online, Literary Hub, Longreads, and The Rumpus. The recipient of a 2018 NYFA fellowship in fiction, Sejal recently completed a story collection and is at work on a memoir about mental health. She lives in Rochester, New York.


Browse the full list 30 Leaders in Asian American Literature


On How to Love Our Earth

This Month's Indie Next Picks

Now in Paperback

Black Lives Matter Reading List

5% of sales generated by Ampersand’s Essential Reading: Black Lives Matter is helping build the Readings on Justice collection at Rochester’s Arnett Branch Library. To date, over $200 has been raised. You are encouraged to donate and help grow the fund (select “Other” and write “Arnett Library” in the tribute field). 

Browse our Black Lives Matter reading list


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