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Book Shop is a retailer of books and other goods. Its stock includes new fiction and nonfiction books, writing and print supplies, games, apparel, badminton accessories and Venus flytraps. A print lab is located at the front of the Shop, where handmade books and stationery are manufactured and sold. The property is also an artificial bird sanctuary, and contains an exhibition on the history of language, literacy, and publishing. 

Codex is a writers’ studio dedicated to education, production and publishing. Authors, artists and craftsman of all ages assemble to participate and collaborate through workshops, seminars and clubs to create original books, films, recordings, and works of art. Field trips and classes are offered free of charge to Las Vegas students.

The Book Machine is the only one of its kind in Nevada; it prints, binds and trims a perfect-bound paperback book in five minutes. Millions of titles are available for printing at an affordable cost. Capable of small or large print runs, the Book Machine is also a unique and quick tool for for self-publishers.

The Writer’s Block’s Event Calendar features local and visiting authors, artists, performers, and entertainers. Readings, signings and other performances take place regularly on and off-site.


Located at 1020 Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, Book Shop stocks an array of both new and classic books, with an emphasis on contemporary fiction, art and design, current affairs, and children's literature. Other inventory includes imported stationery and notebooks, craft and office supplies, games, kites, carnivorous plants, and other items made exclusively for The Writer’s Block. Qualified patrons may also adopt bluebirds, pheasants, cardinals, blue jays, parrots, crows and other species of artificial bird.

The Shop is also a print and craft lab. Staff and visiting artists use both traditional methods and the latest printmaking technology to produce books, art, and other objects. A meticulously researched exhibition called Linguistica is on display throughout the store, and chronicles the history of literary and linguistic experimentation. 

Book Shop is open seven days a week. Operating hours are available here. Information about our consignment program is available on our info page.


Codex is The Writer’s Block’s production and publishing facility, where writers and artists gather to produce original stories and one-of-a-kind objects—books, prints, recordings, films, and other works of art.

Authors of all ages and ability are invited to participate in workshops and labs where they can write, design and construct new novels, magazines, screenplays, short films, animations, documentaries,  audio recordings and more. Free classes for students ages 5–18 are scheduled regularly on evenings and weekends, and a selection of unique bookmaking field trips are available exclusively for teachers and students of the Clark County School District.

For a schedule of student and adult programs, please visit the Codex Workshops Calendar. Teachers interested in bringing their classes for a Codex field trip can email for more information here.


The Espresso Book Machine is an innovative, all-in-one bookmaking device: it prints, binds and cuts a library-quality softcover book within minutes. The Machine’s library consists of an ever-expanding catalogue of over seven million public domain and in-copyright titles, many of which are rare or otherwise out of print. The Book Machine is also an exceptional vehicle for self-publishing—whether you're looking to print just a single book for yourself, or dozens of copies to distribute and sell.

Appointments are required. For more information, please visit our Book Machine page.


The Writer’s Block’s Event Calendar features literary themed performances: author readings, book signings, conversations, interviews and other events, hosting both local and visiting writers and entertainers. Most events take place at Book Shop or Codex, but others are curated by The Writer’s Block at neighboring downtown venues.

For a schedule of events, including times and location, please visit the Event Calendar If you are a local or visiting author interested in participating in an event at The Writer’s Block, please contact info@thewritersblock.org for more information.


The Writer’s Block Book Shop and Codex are located at 1020 Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Events take place on and off-site; please visit the Event Calendar for detailed information about each event.


The Writer’s Block
1020 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 819101


Monday–Sat: 10-8
Sunday: 11–6

For parking, please refer to this Parking Map.


By appointment only
Please contact: bookmachine@thewritersblock.org

For the hours of Codex Workshops, please visit the Codex Calendar.