Archive for September, 2006

Sep 30 2006

Created Behind the Counter by Subpar Employee

Published by under Current Read,Full of ideas

If you like lists, you’ll love Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans, a McSweeney’s compendium. Lots of tasty lists up in that joint. If you ever shop here and think that we’re behind the counter doing really smart things, the chances are about 80% that you’re right, unless I’m behind the counter, at which point […]

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Sep 30 2006

Muggle-licious

Published by under Full of ideas

Perhaps, one day, the bookstore can host book-themed soirees. If we were to do one for the release of Harry Potter 7, I’d like to see the following on the menu: Mudblood Pudding :: Jellied Scabbers :: Quaffle Drippings :: Snippets of Filch :: Nicolas Flambe :: Half-Blood Hummus :: Steak Karkaroff :: Padfoot Thai […]

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Sep 27 2006

Colors

Published by under Subby Love

Anybody who has spent some time in the store knows that one of the favorite topics of conversation around the front desk is photographer/filmmaker macabre Charlie White–both pro and con (a fun game to play would be to guess who of us falls into each camp). White was recently part of Adidas’ seven-week Adicolor podcast […]

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Sep 27 2006

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Published by under News

So our new slogan’s gonna be: Winner of The Best Book Store 6 Years in a Row! (except for THAT ONE year) UPDATE: You know I’m kidding, right?

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Sep 27 2006

Mr. Pop and Us

Published by under Subby Love,Subculture

This might get a little circuitous. Our friend Sandy turned me on to a blogger I’ve been reading regularly. In a recent post the blogger reprints a speech Ode to Independent Booksellers by a young adult author given at a recent book convention. Part of it reads: “Independents are the Iggy Pop of the book […]

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Sep 25 2006

Longer Hours and More Photos

Published by under News

We’ve finally bowed to the crushing pressure and extended our hours. Plus, with Jeremy on the team we actually have staff to cover them. Our new hours are: Monday through Thursday 11-8pm Friday and Saturday 11-10pm Sunday 12-6pm Ok, so it’s not such a big change, but really, we do much better with babysteps around […]

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Sep 22 2006

List-O-Rama, Part I

Published by under Current Read,Full of ideas

I think it started after I read somewhere that a person had kept a log of every book she’d read. And I started wondering, how many books have I read? And if I had to answer how many I had read in the previous year (which does come up in the book business) I could […]

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Sep 21 2006

September So Far

Published by under Bestsellers

1. Max Brooks : The Zombie Survival Guide 2. Alexander Roob : Alchemy & Mysticism   3. Milan Kundera : The Unbearable Lightness of Being   4. Mark Z. Danielewski : House of Leaves   5. George Orwell : Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Sep 20 2006

Cut and Paste Digital Culture

Published by under Current Read,Full of ideas

I don’t mean to be solipsistic here, but I found something today that was interesting. Actually, the phenomenon is well known, but it’s the first time it happened to me. So I’ve got a personal blog. It’s nothing special; I’m just keeping a digital record of my progress on reading all 100 works David Pringle […]

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Sep 20 2006

LOTR: Before Frodo There Was Bilbo

Published by under Subculture

And before Data there was Spock. And before Shatner’s “Rocketman” there was…

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