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Food for thought

Was enjoying lunch outside the bookstore on Crosby Street in Soho and got to talking with my benchmate, a middle-aged man holding a Housing Works shopping bag. 

He told me the books you buy represent your mind: you’re looking for answers to the questions you think. He told me that the 50-cent rack at Housing Works Bookstore is the most dangerous thing ever invented. 

Of the six books he had purchased, three were to do with babies and childbirth. One even titled, Preparing for an Easier Childbirth

"You have a baby?" I asked.

"No," he said. "But it was only fifty cents!

For a dollar fifty, now I’m prepared.” 

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This was a dreeeeeeeam event. Relive it or be jealous of what you missed with this little behind-the-scenes video featuring Lev Grossman, Lauren Beukes, and Jeff VanderMeer from our September 22 event with wordbookstores.

(Source: youtube.com)

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orbooks:

A look inside Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York, edited by John Freeman. Illustrations by mollycrabapple!

The book is now shipping. Get your copy here

And celebrate the book with contributors here on October 13!

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littleboyinabigcity said: Can't wait! I'm bringing one of my best friends, this will be so helpful for him. See you the 6th!

Hope to see some more of our Tumblr friends at our October 6 all ages party, National Coming Out Day: Storytelling with Tumblr and Everyone Is Gay!

A Brooklyn Literary Map: The Best Book for Each Brooklyn Neighborhood

A Brooklyn Literary Map: The Best Book for Each Brooklyn Neighborhood

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The Best American Essays 2014

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rachelfershleiser:

everyoneisgay:

books:

We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.
Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!
This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!

💥🌈💥

One week!

We are SO EXCITED. Hope to see you there!

rachelfershleiser:

everyoneisgay:

books:

We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.

Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!

This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!

💥🌈💥

One week!

We are SO EXCITED. Hope to see you there!

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Donate it to us!

Donate it to us!

(Source: pbsparents, via booksinthekitchen)

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bookriot:

That’s right — we have your comprehensive guide to the literary moments of The Golden Girls.

IT’S EVERYTHING I NEVER KNEW I EVER WANTED

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parlatorio:

vintagechampagnefever:

Albert Camus in shadow 

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Hello, Stranger!
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parlatorio:

vintagechampagnefever:

Albert Camus in shadow 

:*************

Hello, Stranger!

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