For those of you who still love the feel of an actual book in your hands, who enjoy the sound of turning pages, and use actual bookmarks; there is a haven Downtown for you. The Writers Block is the newest example of an independent neighborhood bookstore. With shelves and shelves of books from every genre, one could lose hours in this cozy shop. The children’s area boasts many new titles and authors as well as classics and favorites. There is also a large variety of wind-up toys to play with and/or purchase.
When you walk in the Writers Block, you will notice an antique printing press. The Writers Block is not just a bookstore, it is also a book manufacturer, publisher, and writers workshop. The Book Machine is the only one of its kind in Nevada. It can print, bind and trim a paperback book in less than 5 minutes! It is very affordable and there are millions of titles available. It is also a great tool for self-publishers. Contact the store for appointment scheduling for the book machine.
The Writers Block is also home to Codex which is a writers studio dedicated to education, production, and publishing. Free field trips and classes are offered to Las Vegas area students.
You can also visit the store to hear featured authors, poets, and artists. One of the most famous residents of the shop is The Baron. He is a rescue bunny from the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA). He is a large and in charge brown bunny with a white fluffy tail. He loves people and seems to enjoy visitors. He will, however, hop away and close his eyes when he’s done being social. Children love to pet him and watch him eat carrots.
The next time you venture Downtown, make sure to stop by and spend some time in the stacks at The Writer’s Block.
The Writer’s Block www.thewritersblock.org
1020 Fremont Street (Between 10th and 11th)