Organized by a group of community and literary-minded Arlington residents and employees, the Salon hosts free quarterly literary events on a specific, varying theme, on each of the 4 Thursday evenings at Kickstand Café. Each event features three distinct local authors (from Arlington and surrounding towns) who read from and discuss their work, and provide Q&A with the audience (usually 70-100 people). Their books are available for purchase on site from local vendor The Book Rack. For a fuller artistic experience, each presentation includes an innovative use of props—slides, music, dance — to complement the work. Featured genres include fiction, non-fiction, poetry and journalism.