Anonymous asked: are you open on sunday May 26, 2013?
Yup! And Monday, May 27 we are also open AND the entire store will be 30% off.
"Join Bookrageous, “a podcast about books and why they’re awesome” for a party featuring some of our favorite authors — hijinks guaranteed to ensue. First 250 drinks courtesy of Book Expo American and Bookriot; after that, many, many free drinks while they last courtesy of sponsor Kobo, who is sponsoring an extra hour of party time; that’s right, we’re staying open until 10PM to be Bookrageous that much longer."
You might recognize this lady, Amy Virginia Buchanan, as our cafe manager, the ukulele-strumming storytime lady, the woman behind Spring Street Social Society Camp Cabaret, an Americana Jamboree regular, and more. Support her indiegogo campaign for her new play, because she is a kickass lady and it sounds really cool. It’s about fonts, so it’s literary, so this is a totally non-partisan endorsement. (via On Fonts | Indiegogo)
“Who among us has not sat at the steering wheel of a vehicle staring into nothing, or stood vacantly on a lawn or a grassless patch of dirt staring at something no one else could see? Or, for that matter, staggered. Herein lies one strength of Sims’ novel — we are as likely at certain moments to identify with the undead as with the living: to see ourselves too easily as stunted, ravaged, hardly human.”
(via The Millions : At the Frontiers of the Unsayable: Bennett Sims’s A Questionable Shape which “A Questionable Shape combines a quest, a romance, humor, and an epidemic of zombies, with philosophy, footnotes, history, science, the arts, half of Daniel Webster, cascades of lyricism and truckloads of realism”)
Bennett Sims is HERE, TONIGHT, with Fiona Maazel and Benjamin Hale. Don’t miss it!
I made some more fan art, this one from my favorite line in Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. I loved Edie, and even though food was ultimately her downfall, there was something beautiful about her hearty enjoyment of it, which this line sums up perfectly.
(I know the pub date for The Middlesteins isn’t until the end of October, but this was too good not to share immediately.)
Just a reminder that Ami + Jami = Bliss
Extra reminder, and come to The MIddlesteins paperback launch here, June 6!
If you thought classical music only belonged in hotel lobbies and symphony halls, hold on—you’re in for a shock. The Art of Giving Back, led by award-winning artist Nicholas King, brings a classical concert unlike any you’ve ever seen. ”Bad Boys of Classical Music” is an interactive, multimedia mixture of music, storytelling, and drama that will delight the music lover and the gossip fiend in all of us.
Occupying your city’s most unlikely venues–bookstores, dance clubs, and coffeehouses—Nicholas King presents three of classical music’s most notorious figures—Beethoven, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff—as they were known to their contemporary culture:
High rollers. Tempestuous lovers. Unpredictable public ﬁgures. Bad to the bone.
Scandalous stories of these composers’ personal lives are framed by impeccable performances by an world renowned pianist, and punctuated with audience participation, multimedia elements, and plenty of surprises that you’ll just have to be there to see. “Bad Boys of Classical Music” is a show guaranteed to shatter all your assumptions that classical music is a thing of the past. It proves that don’t have to play an electric guitar or wear sunglasses constantly to be a rock star. All you have to do is write music that changes the world…and a little attitude never hurts, either.
"The summer following the winter that my mother took off into something called Women’s Land for what I could only guess would be all eternity, my father decided that there was no choice but for him to quit his despised job and take me and my brother to the beach for at least the entire summer and possibly longer."
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