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A new episode of On Stage at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is up today! It features readings by D. Foy and Andy Ross, as well as a conversation between Lauren Beukes, Lev Grossman, and Jeff VanderMeer. Check it out on SoundCloud now!

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powells:

Good choices! #Repost from @lenadunham —- Tour it up indie press style at Powell’s #suitcasefullofbooks

Nice haul!

powells:

Good choices! #Repost from @lenadunham —- Tour it up indie press style at Powell’s #suitcasefullofbooks

Nice haul!

"Life’s a party, rock your body."

Marcel the Shell is back in a new video, and you can hear co-creators Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate do Marcel voice IRL, HERE, TOMORROW, for FREE, at 7PM: info.

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It’s another heart-pounding week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: 

Monday we’re discussing the history and influence of legendary musician Arthur Russell with some people who would know. Free! 7pm.

Tuesday we’re pleased to welcome JENNY SLATE and DEAN FLEISCHER-CAMP to celebrate a brand-new Marcel the Shell story! The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been sees our favorite anxious shell on a fresh adventure. This one’s free too!

Wednesday the celebrations continue with Tavi Gevinson and Janet Mock in conversation to mark the release of rookiemag Yearbook Three. (!!!!!!!!)

And this incredible week caps itself off on Thursday with The Moth StorySLAM, this time themed around confrontation.  Arrive early for best results.

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wordbookstores:

We call this one “An Unexpected Duo of Brown Eyed Optimistic Men” or “Brand New Besties.” Won’t you Cuomon over and browse our new hardcover non-fiction?”

"Cuomon over"? Oh, you.
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wordbookstores:

We call this one “An Unexpected Duo of Brown Eyed Optimistic Men” or “Brand New Besties.” Won’t you Cuomon over and browse our new hardcover non-fiction?”

"Cuomon over"? Oh, you.

AW

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THE STRUCTURE OF REALLY GOOD NOVELS

dukeofbookingham:

It’s just like:

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Please can Robert Downey Jr explain all of writing for us please?

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nprfreshair:

"I think there are two primary jobs that a jacket has to do: It has to represent a text and it has to sell it. In a way, a book jacket … is sort of like a title that an author comes up with. It’s one thing that has to speak to a big aggregate thing, which is the book itself. And it has to be compelling in some way such that you’re interested enough to pick it up — and perhaps buy it. … It’s like a billboard or an advertisement or a movie trailer or a teaser. …

I think of a book jacket as being sort of like a visual reminder of the book, but … it’s also a souvenir of the reading experience. Reading takes place in this nebulous kind of realm, and in a way, the jacket is part of the thing that you bring back from that experience. It’s the thing that you hold on to.”

- Peter Mendelsund, book jacket designer 

The Jacket Designer’s Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover

(via Sari Botton ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ To New York - Soundcheck)

Listen to Sari discuss the follow-up to Goodbye to All That, the anthology Never Can Say Goodbye and join Sari and contributors to celebrate the book here on November 18.

(via Sari Botton ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ To New York - Soundcheck)

Listen to Sari discuss the follow-up to Goodbye to All That, the anthology Never Can Say Goodbye and join Sari and contributors to celebrate the book here on November 18.

Jenny Slate Is Not Allowed to Use Her Marcel the Shell Voice During “Romantic Encounters” on Vanity Fair Video
She is definitely allowed to use it here on Tuesday, though! Join us to celebrate the new story, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been. More info.

Jenny Slate Is Not Allowed to Use Her Marcel the Shell Voice During “Romantic Encounters” on Vanity Fair Video

She is definitely allowed to use it here on Tuesday, though! Join us to celebrate the new story, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever BeenMore info.

(Source: player.cnevids.com)

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