Social Saturday – The Poisoned Pen Bookstore


The Two Gay Geeks feature a local bookstore, The Poisoned Pen, located in the Old Town Scottsdale Art District. This is the place to go for a variety of author events and signings as well as go and find a new book to read. We have been to several release parties for books by Gini Koch, where there is always cake so, you know it is a fun time. 😉


The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

From the Poisoned Pen website:

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, founded in 1989 by Barbara G. Peters, is an independent bookstore specializing in fiction. Discover with us current and classic works of mystery, thrillers, historical and literary fiction, and literature of the American Southwest, much of it offered in Autographed First Editions and imports. Our Book Clubs bring exciting new work right to your door.
Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Art District, The Pen is celebrated for its schedule of author and literary events and its global outreach through webcasts and worldwide shipping. In 1997 Peters and her husband Robert Rosenwald founded Poisoned Pen Press, a separate corporation dedicated to publishing excellence in mystery. The Poisoned Pen hosted the Left Coast Crime Conference in 1995. and most years hosts a themed mystery conference of its own in Scottsdale.


The Two Gay Geeks encourage you to visit The Poisoned Pen Bookstore website. The website is filled with links for all of their events, policies, places to eat nearby, and of course their online store. Since the motto is, “Your local bookstore, no matter where you live.”
The banner of the website also says they are celebrating 25 years bu it is more like 29 with next year being 30. Hooray and congratulations.
The store itself is very inviting and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Here is the location and hours of operation:

4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101 – view map
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 USA
Phone:(480) 947-2974
Toll Free: (888) 560-9919
Monday – Friday 10AM-7PM
Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday 12PM-5PM

They can be found on:

Stop by in person or digitally, you never know what you might discover.

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