EVENTS

Here are some Atomic-y events to keep an eye out for!

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Call Of Cthulhu & Other Werid Stories

Atomic Book Club's March Meeting:
H.P. Lovecraft's CALL OF CTHULHU & OTHER WEIRD STORIES

Tuesday, March 31, 7-9PM.
Atomic Books' Eightbar.
Hampden, Baltimore.

We'll be meeting to discuss:
H.P. Lovecraft's CALL OF CTHULHU & OTHER WEIRD STORIES

Eightbar will be open, serving beer and wine at happy hour prices.

Our theme this year is Gothic Horror.

Reading Club always meets the last Tues. of the month.

You can find this year's complete list of books here.

For news, info and updates, join the Facebook group.

RSVP to this event (not required)

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Union / Big Little Art

Union Craft x Atomic Books Collaboration Release:
ATOMIC MUTATION SAISON
Eightbar Show: 
BIG LITTLE ART SHOW

Friday, April 3. 7-10PM
Art show runs through the end of May.
Atomic Books' Eightbar.
Hampden, Baltimore.

We are very excited to announce Union Craft Brewing's collaboration with Atomic Books: ATOMIC MUTATION DRY-HOPPED SAISON.

Two years ago, when we opened Eightbar and started stocking local and craft beer, one of the first breweries we stocked was Union Craft. We love their line of beers and are ridiculously excited to have one of Baltimore's finest breweries make a beer for us.

So join us for the exclusive release of:
ATOMIC MUTATION DRY-HOPPED SAISON
A 6.7% Belgian-style farmhouse ale dry-hopped with citra & Nelson Sauvin hops. This beautiful brew showcases a wonderful Belgian yeast strain with notes of apple, pear, & apricot and then finishes dry with an almost white wine grape character.

This is the 2nd release in Union's ongoing Liquid Local Legends Series. Liquid Local Legends beers are small-batch, draft only releases and will be available for a limited time in Union's tap-room and around Baltimore. And in the case of Atomic Mutation, also available at Atomic Books' Eightbar.

Artwork created by the awesome Andrea Kalfas.

BIG LITTLE ART SHOW OPENING
A community art exhibit featuring pieces that are 5 x 7 inches or smaller.

This show will run through the month of May.

Light fare for vegans and non-vegans alike from the Golden West Cafe will be served.

Also, it's First Fridays in Hampden!

RSVP (optional)

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King Dork Approximately

FRANK PORTMAN: KING DORK APPROXIMATELY

Saturday, April 4, 5-7PM.
Atomic Books' Eightbar.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Frank Portman, author and musician (Mr. T Experience) will be at Eightbar to discuss, read from, and sign copies of his new book, King Dork Approximately (his sequel to the acclaimed King Dork).

RSVP to this event (not required)

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Record Store Day 2015

RECORD STORE DAY 2015 AT CELEBRATED SUMMER RECORDS

Saturday, April 18. All day.
Celebrated Summer Records.
Hampden, Baltimore.

More TBA.

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Writers Under The Influence - Apr: 2015

Writers Under The Influence presents:
AARON BELZ & PIOTR GWIAZDA

Thursday, April 23, 7-9PM.
Atomic Books' Eightbar.
Hampden, Baltimore.

In WRITERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE, poets share their recent poems and talk about the forces -- other writers, works of art, music, movies, politics, pop culture -- that influence their work and process.

AARON BELZ’s poetry has been published in journals coast to coast, from Fence and Boston Review to Eleven Eleven and Zócalo Public Square, and he has given live readings in numerous venues ranging from literary salons and warm, inviting books stores to classrooms, improv workshops and comedy festivals. He’s released two chapbooks and three full - length books of poems, the most recent two from Persea Books. He’s the former editor of The Curator and a contributing editor to Capital Commentary. He is poet laureate of Hillsborough, North Carolina, where he also lives.

PIOTR GWIAZDA is a poet, critic, and translator. He has published two books of poetry, Messages: Poems & Interview (Pond Road Press, 2012) and Gagarin Street (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2005). His poems have been featured in anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, Poetic Voices Without Borders, and Two Weeks: A Digital Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, among others. His poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including AGNI, Barrow Street, Chicago Review, Contemporary Literature, Denver Quarterly, Jacket, The Nation, PN Review, Postmodern Culture, The Seattle Review, The Southern Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics.

And hosted by
ELIZABETH HAZEN - a poet and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2013, The Normal School, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, and other journals. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore.

RSVP to this event (not required)

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Indepdendent Bookstore Day

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY 2015

Saturday,  May 2. 11AM - 9PM.
Atomic Books. 3620 Falls Rd.
Hampden, Baltimore.

We'll have limited quantities of the following IBD items available:
Building Stories Chris Ware Signed Print
Books About Books Tin Boxed Set
Roxane Gay Signed Chapbook
Finders Keepers Broadside by Stephen King
Hyperbole & A Half Signed Broadside by Allie Brosh
Signed Captain Underpants Print by Dav Pilkey
Huck Finn Literary Map
The “Bad Citizen” Stencil by Margaret Atwood
Funny Ha Ha Joke Book by various

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

More details TBA.

More about Independent Bookstore Day.

RSVP (not required)

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Free Comic Book Day 2015

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015

Saturday,  May 2. 11AM - 9PM.
Atomic Books. 3620 Falls Rd.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Free Comic Book Day is a national event where participating stores give away special free comics made just for that day. We'll be giving away over 50 titles (one of each title per person) while supplies last.

We'll also be debuting MUTANT #6 - our 7th annual free anthology - available exclusively at Atomic Books.

You can also choose one each of any of the following (while supplies last):
2000 AD Special (2000AD)
Avengers #1 (Marvel)
And Then Emily Was Gone (ComixTribe)
Avatar / Plants Vs. Zomibes / Bandette (Dark Horse)
Bob's Burgers (Dynamite Entertainment)
Bodie Troll & Friends (Red 5)
Bongo Comics Free For All (Bongo)
Boom Studios 10th Anniversary Special (Boom Studios)
Captain Canuck (Chapter House)
CBLDF Defend Comics (CBLDF)
Chakra The Invincible (Graphic India)
Cleopatra In Space (Graphix)
Comics Festival (Comics Festival)
Dark Circle Comics #1 (Dark Circle)
Divergence (DC Comics)
Doctor Who (Titan)
Fight Club/The Goon/The Strain (Dark Horse)
Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland (Zenoscope)
Gronk And Friends (Action Lab)
Hatter M: Love Of Wonder (Automatic)
Hip Hop Family Tree 3 In 1 Featuring Cosplayers (Fantagraphics)
ICE Bayou Blackout (12 Guage Comics)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure/Yu Gi Oh (Viz)
Jurassic Strike Force 5 One-Shot (Zenoscope)
Kodansha Comics Sampler (Kodansha)
Lady Justice (Super Genius)
Legendary Comics Sampler (Legendary Comics)
March Grand Prix
Mercury Heat Debut (Avatar)
Motorcycle Samurai (Top Shelf)
Overstreet Comic Book Marketplace (Gemstone)
Phantom Speical (Hermes)
Pokemon (Perfect Square)
Rabbids (Papercutz)
Savage Dragon Legacy (Image)
Secret Wars #0 (Marvel)
Sonic The Hedgehog/Mega Man - Worlds Unite Prelude (Archie Comics)
Spongebob Freestyle Funnies (United Plankton Pictures)
Steampunk Goldilocks (Antarctic Press)
Street Fighter Super Combo Special (Udon)
Stuff Of Legend: Call To Arms (Th3rd World Studios)
SuperMutant Magic Academy Step Aside Pops (Drawn & Quarterly)
Tales Of Honor (Image)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Prelude to Vengeance (IDW)
Teen Titans Go/Scooby Do Team Up (DC Comics)
Terrible Lizard #1 (Oni Press)
The Tick (New England Comics)
Transformers: Robots In Disguise #0 (IDW)
Valiant 25th Anniversary Special (Valiant)
Worlds Of Aspen (Aspen)

Eightbar will be open at 11AM and we'll have mimosas.

RSVP (not required)

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Carsick John Waters Signing

CARSICK PAPERBACK RELEASE PARTY & SIGNING
WITH JOHN WATERS

Thursday,  May 28. 7-9PM.
Atomic Books. 3620 Falls Rd.
Hampden, Baltimore.

John Waters will be back at Atomic Books for the paperback release of Carsick, his latest book about his hitchhiking trip across America.

Meet John Waters and get your book signed!

RSVP (not required)

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Atomic Music Club

ATOMIC MUSIC CLUB

The 1st Tuesday of each month.
7:00PM - 10PM. 
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Check the Atomic Books Music Club Facebook Group for more information.

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Atomic Fiction Series