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literatibookstore:

Last year, Hilary, owner and Book Ninja here at Literati, proved she is an actual ninja when she witnessed an unarmed robbery and then aided in the apprehension of the suspect. This morning, she was awarded the Chief’s Civilian Award by the Ann Arbor Police Department in recognition of her assistance.
That’s right, folks. Bookstore people are also badass.

Bookstore people: what CAN’T they do? Congratulations Hilary!
AW

literatibookstore:

Last year, Hilary, owner and Book Ninja here at Literati, proved she is an actual ninja when she witnessed an unarmed robbery and then aided in the apprehension of the suspect. This morning, she was awarded the Chief’s Civilian Award by the Ann Arbor Police Department in recognition of her assistance.

That’s right, folks. Bookstore people are also badass.

Bookstore people: what CAN’T they do? Congratulations Hilary!

AW

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Three cheers for Pig Pen Sedaris!

jkottke:

Pig Pen Sedaris

It makes for a charmingly local headline: Area Man Picks Up So Much Roadside Litter, District Council Names Garbage Truck After Him. Except in this case, the Area Man is the famous author and humorist, David Sedaris, whose fame is apparently (and even more charmingly)…

Well this just made my day.

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countingbooks:

"Why do we write fiction?"
To disappear

countingbooks:

"Why do we write fiction?"

To disappear

(via powells)

“If you do drive a bug, you have to be pretty easy-going, because you’re only going to get to go where the bug wants to go.”

Hear more about what’s new with Marcel with his new book, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been, here on Tuesday with authors Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp! More info.

(Source: youtube.com)

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"This was a book event, but it felt like a queer communion."
It did! It was so great. Learn more about everyoneisgay and relive the amazing event last week at Newsweek: A Book for Parents of Gay Kids Aims to Fill a Void

"This was a book event, but it felt like a queer communion."

It did! It was so great. Learn more about everyoneisgay and relive the amazing event last week at Newsweek: A Book for Parents of Gay Kids Aims to Fill a Void

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"Sometimes I feel so liminal I think I’m going to explode. All art is a lie, but so are a lot of things. Mirrors. The Internet. Free Will. Real Love. It’s nothing but words, words, words. Hamlet said that."

"Arthur Russell can be a vexing subject for tribute, for all the many reasons he was peculiar and unique. Few other expressive cellists have proven to be especially good with disco, as he was, and the same applies even more the other way around. Add his capacity — from the 1970s until his death in 1992 — for expressive synth-pop, free-flowing folk and even airs of country music, and the makings of a truly inimitable character are born."(via First Listen: ‘Master Mix: Red Hot Arthur Russell’ - WNYC)
We are very proud to be hosting a discussion of Arthur Russell next Monday. Hope to see you there.

"Arthur Russell can be a vexing subject for tribute, for all the many reasons he was peculiar and unique. Few other expressive cellists have proven to be especially good with disco, as he was, and the same applies even more the other way around. Add his capacity — from the 1970s until his death in 1992 — for expressive synth-pop, free-flowing folk and even airs of country music, and the makings of a truly inimitable character are born."(via First Listen: ‘Master Mix: Red Hot Arthur Russell’ - WNYC)

We are very proud to be hosting a discussion of Arthur Russell next Monday. Hope to see you there.

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coverspy:

Gentlemen seeking literary ladies!
Today is the final day to buy tickets for I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe taking place this Thursday! So buy your ticket right now, and then start planning your super sweet speed dating outfit. (Ladies, if you’re sad this is sold out, sign up for the waiting list to get first access to the next time we do this event.) 
Spy you there, this Thursday at 7pm! 

CoverSpy has been really on their gif game lately.

coverspy:

Gentlemen seeking literary ladies!

Today is the final day to buy tickets for I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe taking place this Thursday! So buy your ticket right now, and then start planning your super sweet speed dating outfit. (Ladies, if you’re sad this is sold out, sign up for the waiting list to get first access to the next time we do this event.) 

Spy you there, this Thursday at 7pm! 

CoverSpy has been really on their gif game lately.

We are very excited to welcome authors Dean Fleisher-Camp and Jenny Slate next week to celebrate their new book! Free and open to the public, seating is first-come first-served: Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been with Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate. Hope to see you there!

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"[Barry] Hannah, on the other hand, hadn’t gotten the memo about the folksy-soft-glow south; instead he drove full throttle into the taboos of the messed up region, taking on the Jesus-obsessed nuts, the macho lunatics still hurting from the loss of the Civil War, the racial friction, and the lush almost mystical landscape."

Darcey Steinke, who will be here tomorrow to discuss her new novel Sister Golden Hair with Rob Sheffield, The Millions : Barry Hannah and I

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