Menil Community Arts and Houston Indie Book Festival

Saturday May 3 @ Menil Park

Come join Kaboom Books and lots of others for a romp in the park with retail and art.

Reading at Kaboom Books

Thursday, May 8 7 pm @ Kaboom Books 3116 Houston Ave

Nicole Callihan, James Tolan and Lorraine Doran are Brooklyn, NY-based poets who have just released new collections.

Lorraine Doran's debut collection of poems, Phrasebook for the Pleiades, won the 2012 Cider Press Review book award. Eamon Grennan calls the book "a world of wideawake awareness and visionary edges, with its own kind of understated rapture." Her recent poems and essays can be found in Gulf Coast, FIELD, Barn Owl Review, and American Poetry Journal. She is a Senior Lecturer at New York University.

Nicole Callihan writes poems, stories and essays. Her work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, forklift, ohio, Cream City Review and Washington Square. Co-author of the nonfiction book Henry River Mill Village, her first collection of poems, Superloop, is now available at

James Tolan is author of Mass of the Forgotten (Autumn House Press) and the chapbooks Red Walls (Dos Madres Press) and Fresh Fruit and Gravity (Far Gone Books). He is co-editor with Holly Messitt of New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society, and his poems appear in such journals as American Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Connecticut Review, Fairy Tale Review, Gargoyle, Indiana Review, Linebreak, and Ploughshares, as well as a number of anthologies, including the Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. His work has received fellowships and awards from such places as the Associated Writing Programs, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, and RopeWalk. Originally from Chicago, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, worked for years as a poet in the schools with Teachers and Writers Collaborative and is now an associate professor at the City University of New York/BMCC.

Customers at Kaboom Books

Our expansion to a larger KABOOM on Houston Avenue

Dear Customers,

We are no longer at 733 Studewood.

We've reconciled with the letter P. My wife, myself, the dog and the entire alphabet are together again, now ensconced in luxurious 3000 square foot quarters at and adjoining the shop at 3116 Houston Avenue.

Come see. Open Daily.

Kaboom Books