Here are some Atomic-y events to keep an eye out for!
***Be sure to RSVP to our events on Facebook.


 Lucy & Jeff

Atomic Fiction Series Presents

Saturday, July 26.
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Authors Lucy Corin and Jeff Jackson will be here to discuss, read from and sign copies of their latest works.

Lucy Corin's collection of stories, One Hundred Apocalypses And Other Apocalypses (McSweeney's Books) is a series of short stories, many only a few lines, that illuminate moments of vexation and crisis, revelations and revolutions. An apocalypse might come in the form of the end of a relationship or the end of the world, but what it exposes is the tricky landscape of our longing for a clean slate.

Publishers Weekly calls the book, "An eye-opening, enlightening read," and the Review of Contemporary Fiction says the stories are "mordant, pitch-perfect apopularcalypses [that] mock our manic inflation of the ordinary, how emotional minutiae run rampant in the hyperthyroid imagination of post-modern, post-religious, post-literate Apocalyptamerica."

Jeff Jackson's Mira Corpora (Two Dollar Radio) is a coming-of-age story for people who hate coming-of-age stories, featuring a colony of outcast children, teenage oracles, amusement parks haunted by gibbons, mysterious cassette tapes, and a reclusive underground rockstar.

Shelf Awareness calls it "A gutter punk Catcher in the Rye," and Impose says Mira Corpora "has a very cinematic quality to it, like the dreamscapes of a Lynch, or, better, a strange, filmic mash-up of Lord of the Flies, Demian, and House of Leaves, as directed by Harmony Korine."

LUCY CORIN is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. Recent stories appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, and Tin House Magazine. She won the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize and usually lives in S American Francisco. She teaches at the University of California at Davis.

JEFF JACKSON holds an MFA from NYU and is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Five of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award-winning Collapsable Giraffe company in New York City.

Hosted by Kathy Flann & Benn Ray.



John Waters' CARSICK

Tuesday, July 30.
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.

This year our reading club has selected the theme of TRAVEL. On the last Tuesday of each month, we'll get together to discuss a different book.

This month's selection is John Waters' CARSICK

Check out our complete schedule for 2014 here.

For news and updates, join our Facebook group.


Johnny Riggs: Faced


Show runs through the end of July
Atomic Books' Eightbar.
Hampden, Baltimore.

From 1992-2000 Johnny Riggs worked as a DJ at Baltimore/Washington's leading alternative rock radio station, WHFS (and later on XM Radio from 2000-2002).

Being a popular DJ at a beloved area radio station gave him a lot of access to a wide range of "alternative" (#whateverthatmeans) artists, which he used to take portraits of with his Polaroid Captiva.

This show features a selection of those portraits.


 Maryland Legends

with Trevor Blank & David Puglia

Saturday, Aug. 2.
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Authors Trevor Blank and David Puglia will be here to celebrate their new book, Maryland Legends: Folklore From The Old Line State with a discussion of various Maryland legends - what they are, where they come from and what they mean.

Find out all about The Snallygaster, Black Aggie, Hell House, The Demon Car of Seven Hills Road, The Poe Toaster and more!


 Baltimore Baseball And Barbecue


Thursday, August 21
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Celebrating the release of the book Baltimore Baseball And Barbecue With Boog Powell, the legendary Orioles slugger Boog Powell and the always engaging writer Rob Kasper will be here to share stories, sign copies of the book and to eat some barbecue supplied by Hampden's own Blue Pit BBQ.


 Batlimore Time Travel 2


Saturday, August 23
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Celebrating the release of the 2nd Baltimore Time Travel Anthology!

More details TBA.


 SPXplosion 2014

SPXplosion 2014 Party

Friday, September 12
6:00PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Our annual kick-off party for the Small Press Expo in Bethesda.

Charles Burns will be signing from 6-7PM.

Comics readings at 8PM by:
Josh Bayer
Simon Hanselmann
Ed Piskor
Liz Prince
Noah Van Sciver

and more TBA!


Atomic Music Club


The 1st Tuesday of each month.
7:30PM - 10PM. 
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

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


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