BOOKSELLER, EDUCATOR, LITERARY TREASURY, AND ARTIFICIAL BIRD SANCTUARY
Book Shop is a retailer of books and other goods. Its stock includes new fiction and nonfiction books, writing supplies and stationery, games, apparel, badminton accessories and taxidermy forms. 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 ages 5–18 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 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, taxidermy forms, 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.
Codex is The Writer’s Block’s production and publishing facility, where writers and artists ages 5–18 gather to produce original stories and one-of-a-kind objects—books, prints, recordings, films, and other works of art.
Young authors of all ability levels 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.
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.
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 89101
BOOK SHOP HOURS
For parking, please refer to this Parking Map.
For the hours of Codex Workshops, please visit the Codex Calendar.