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Books & Literature


Loom Press
Established in 1978, Loom Press publishes books by emerging writers and artists from the New England area. In addition to poetry, Loom Press titles range from documentary photography to cultural studies.


Bootstrap Productions
Bootstrap Productions is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit publishing company that promotes the integration of multi-dimensional art forms and experiments into fine press publishing.

The organization seeks to introduce the general public to experimental and contemporary art and writing; to stimulate public interest in the work of new, struggling and relatively unknown artists; and to benefit the community generally by promoting the appreciation of contemporary art and writing.


Vyü Magazine: Music, Photography, Poetry, Art, Design
Vyü Magazine is an online journal that chronicles the art community in Lowell, Massachusetts and beyond


Shakespeare’s Monkeys
Shakespeare's Monkey Revue is an international literary journal dedicated to excellence. Submissions of all genres (under 3000 words) will be considered, however their primary focus is creative writing with emphasis on poetry and short prose.


The Bridge Review
The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture is an on-line journal about the culture of the Greater Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The journal explores the interwoven concepts of place, nature, culture, and society. Based at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the journal includes writing, visual art, music, video clips, and other creative and scholarly works relevant to our bio-region.


Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus

61 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Brew’d Awakening hosts a Reader’s Series, a Music Night and Poetry Open Mic and Slam on a regular basis. Check their Calendar for event times and listings.



Eggroll Café

110 University Avenue
Lowell, MA. 01854
The Eggroll Cafe hosts an Open Mic at their venue and encourages all artists to participate in the Open Mic - musicians, songwriters, acoustic artists, poets, comedians, and more. Please check their Calendar for the scheduled Open Mic Nights and other events.


The Lowell Poetry Network


Massachusetts Poetry Festival

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, founded in conjunction with the Massachusetts Poetry Outreach Project, is an annual festival established to celebrate the array of literary talent throughout the Commonwealth. By bringing together poetry groups from across the state, they aim to present an enriching festival that reflects the spectrum of writing in Massachusetts.


King Printing Company, Inc.

181 Industrial Avenue EastLowell, MA 01852




My Printing Connection

1550 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA 01851


Anthony Edwards Printing

117 Perry Street
Lowell, MA 01854


DS Graphics, Inc.

120 Stedman Street
Lowell, MA 01851


Minuteman Press

1270 Westford Street
Lowell, MA 01851


Bellview Printing

31 Groton Street
Lowell, MA 01852


Sir Speedy Printing Center

287 Appleton Street
Lowell, MA 01852


Owl Stamp Company and Printing, Inc

142 Middle Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Stamps, Signage, Engraving, Printing.