Free Audiobooks for Independent Bookstore Day!

Last year, CHB partnered with to bring you all of your favorite reads as audiobooks. We are all loving and hope that you will too! The app is easy to use, there are over 90,000 titles to choose from, if you chose the monthly membership option your credits never expire, ensures a fair price is paid to publishers and authors for their work, and with every purchase you are supporting Cavalier House Books!

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Beach!

For Women’s History Month, I’ve chosen to celebrate American expatriate publisher and bookstore owner, Sylvia Beach. In the fall of 1919, Beach opened Shakespeare & Co., the most (in)famous bookstore east of the Atlantic. Beach was a key part in the financial support & publishing of many modernist writers in the 1920s, including James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway.

Zora Neale Hurston: An Appreciation

One of the writers most dear to my heart is Zora Neale Hurston. As a black woman living in the early 1920s, Hurston was a powerful force; fighting against the grain of a dominantly sexist and racist society. This year for Black History Month, I wanted to share what Hurston means to me and why her work is essential to the American experience.

Celebrating Black Art!

This Black History Month, I wanted to take the time to celebrate the legendary, in his own words, Jean-Michael Basquiat. August 12th will mark the 30th anniversary of his untimely death. All February long Cavalier House Books will be featuring books on Basquiat in remembrance of his work and role in the critical and commercial rise of black American artists. For me, Basquiat is where many white Americans began to appreciate black expression without trying to exploit it. Elvis stole from Chuck Berry but no one's stolen from Basquiat, maybe no one can.


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