Poets & Writers

The Bookshop Band

February, English singer-songwriters Beth Porter and Ben Please, who together form the Bookshop Band, traveled across the United States performing their book-inspired music in libraries and bookstores. With their two-year-old daughter, Molly, in tow—along with a cello, three ukuleles, a guitar, and several suitcases—the couple played gigs in New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Colorado. At each stop they met dozens of American authors, booksellers, and booklovers. “America is such a huge place, and when you look at it from afar without

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