Lawn Gnome Publishing

Phoenix, Arizona

The First Friday art walk may have launched Roosevelt Row, but it’s scrappy start-ups like Lawn Gnome Publishing that keep the neighborhood in orbit. This indie bookstore/zine-publishing outfit opened via a Kickstarter campaign and has rapidly built a following of loyal Phoenix bookniks. Located in a converted 1930s bungalow, the shop carries self-published titles by local writers and poets, and hosts live music, open-mic nights, and poetry slams in the backyard—an almost-nightly revue of free expression that can get predictably intense. “I’ve seen people cry, open up, scream, everything,” says clerk Ariel Monet.

Last Reviewed
July 2015


905 N. Fifth St.
Phoenix, AZ