The Poisoned Pen Mystery Bookstore


Established in 1989, The Poisoned Pen is an independent bookstore specializing in fiction, with a particular emphasis on mystery and crime fiction. Other categories include historical fiction, science fiction and horror, southwestern literature and history and more. We also carry and idiosyncratic collection of sidelines and gift items. 

The Poisoned Pen hosts over 100 author events/signings each year and we maintain an extensive collection of autographed first edition books.  We also conduct frequent writers workshops as well as four different monthly book discussion groups.



4014 North Goldwater Blvd, #101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

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Sun 12pm - 5pm Mon 10am-7pm Tue 10am-7pm Wed 10am-7pm Thu 10am-7pm Fri 10am-7pm Sat 10am-6pm