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Poisoned Pen Bookstore

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Sponsor 2020
Meet Your Literary Community Exhibitor 2019

About Poisoned Pen Bookstore

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.

Find Conference Sessions with Poisoned Pen Bookstore

There are currently no sessions to display. The schedule for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference will be announced soon.

In the meantime, you can view past schedules, register for this year's conference, or sign up for our mailing list.