Derivation of a hipster, with particular interest in literature. Litsters are involved in writing poetry, fiction, or non-fiction memoirs. Litsters regularly read books published by McSweeney's, but swear off New York Times bestsellers unless it is, by chance, a McSweeney's publication (e.g. Dave Eggers' works). Other litster favorites include Kerouac, Bukowski, Thompson, Vonnegut, Foer, Franzen, Zadie Smith, etc. Litsters will typically shop at independent booksellers (who carry McSweeney's items) over larger conglomerates. Typical litster apparel follows that of a hipster: black-framed glasses, ironic t-shirts, stripped ties, blazers. They invest in the newest accessories (e.g. iPods), yet their Chuck Taylors will always look filthy.
Powell's better stock up on latest Chabon or they'll have some angry litsters on their hands.
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