MOVING SALE! I am moving in March and I don’t own a couch. Or a dining room table. Or chairs. Or dishes. And I need to buy them. So I put a bunch of art, including the pieces above, up for sale in my Etsy shop. Take a look and see if there is anything you like.
Also, since I am done with Heart of Darkness now, I am available for commissions. Let me know if there is something you want me to draw for you.
I support all things Matt Kish. Get on this.
Hangin’ out at the first ever Moby Dick Marathon NYC.
The Moby Dick Marathon NYC was a whole lot of fun. You should all save the date for next year. I attended the whole thing this year and it was exhausting, but a great experience.
Here’s what’s coming up this week at The Bookstore:
Design Rebels Unite | TONIGHT 7pm | A panel of talented designers tackle the curious conundrum that design professionals face when attempting to make their work meaningful while still paying the rent.
The Moth StorySLAM: Wash | Tuesday, 7pm | One of the most well known and storied story telling events in the city. $8 at the door, and it always sells out, so come early.
First We Take Manhattan: Leonard Cohen | Wednesday, 7pm | Authors Syvlie Simmons and Alan Light along with musician Suzanne Vega and producer John Lissauer take on the legacy of the renowned songwriter.
Tumblr Prep!: The Books They Gave Me, Fake Science 101, I Love Charts, and My Daguerrotype Boyfriend | Thursday, 7pm | Let Tumblr educate you on the stuff you really need to know. And like any good educational experience, there’ll be free booze!
Festa Brasiliera: Celebrating Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists | Friday, 7pm | Join Granta and a slew of youthful Brazilian writers providing the best in their country’s unique brand of literature.
Moby Dick Marathon NYC | Saturday, 10am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm | Housing Works is proud to host to the first ever marathon reading of Herman Melville’s classic American epic, Moby Dick. The marathon starts at WORD in Brooklyn on Friday night and continues with us through the rest of the weekend. There will be merchandise from Out Of Print, chowder provided by Littleneck, original works from the artist Matt Kish, and beer from Sixpoint.
And don’t forget about:
Cookbook Sale | Nov. 12 - 21 | Housing Works Bookstore is the perfect place for all your cookbook needs. Like much of our selection, normally expensive cookbooks are much less expensive here. Add a 30% discount to that, and you can afford enough cookbooks to get you from this Thanksgiving to the next one.
“A sense of unspeakable security is in me this moment, on account of your having understood the book. I have written a wicked book, and feel spotless as the lamb. Ineffable socialities are in me. I would sit down and dine with you and all the gods in old Rome’s Pantheon.”
A letter from Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne, after Hawthorne praised Moby Dick, which was published 161 years ago. Melville would later dedicate the book to Hawthorne.
Google’s homepage doodle today honors the classic American novel.
Happy (UK) publication birthday to Moby-Dick!
P.S. The book was published in the U.S. on November 14, 1851, which is why we chose to do the marathon reading the weekend of November 16–18.
Hey y’all! I’m headed on vacation (at the MOBY DICK HOTEL no joke for part of it) this afternoon, so the Tumblr and such will be pretty quiet for the next two weeks. So I wanted to remind you about upcoming things here at Housing Works, because just because I’m not here doesn’t mean you can’t be.
- Wednesday, August 8, our favorite question and answer event, Ask Roulette, is back with Robert Krulwich, Dave Hill, Joe Garden, and Jenna Wortham. Free, 7PM.
- Friday, August 10, Happy Day happy hour is back all day on Friday! Drink buckets of beer from 10AM to 9PM. Crazy kids.
- Tuesday, August 14, The Moth StorySLAM will be telling stories “About Time.” Get there on time (which is usually by 6PM or so), Moth-ers line up early and this event always sells out. $8 at the door.
- And Friday, August 17, it’s another all-day Happy Day happy hour! We love you that much.
Of course, you can stop by all the time for great cold-brew coffee and discount books for a good cause. See you soon, we have a lot of exciting announcements about fall events in store. And I might not be able to resist posting photos from the Moby Dick Hotel, we’ll see.