Archive for April, 2007

Apr 30 2007

Get Your Pen Guns Ready

Published by under Gallery,News

We heart Matt Kindt.  The greater comics world apparently does, too.  He just received his FOURTH Eisner Nomination. This one is  for designing (with Brett Warnock) the controversial and kind of creepy Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie. If you, too, are a fan of Matt and his SuperSecret Spy, here’s a head’s […]

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Apr 19 2007

Oops! I did it again

Published by under Bestsellers

I forgot to post the bestsellers of March! –List Master Jason 1.   Eric Brende : Better Off 2.   Banksy : Wall and Piece 3.   Elizabeth Gilbert : Eat, Pray, Love 4.   Kate Atkinson : Case Histories 5.   SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy from a Plane 6.   Missy Suicide : SuicideGirls 7.   George Orwell : […]

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Apr 19 2007

Six Degrees of Jackie Robinson

Published by under Lou Life,Subby Love

Major League Baseball reverentially celebrated Jackie Robinson this past weekend. Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball 60 years ago on April 15, 1947, at a time before the Civil Rights Movement was even a blip on Middle America’s radar screen. Robinson was helped in his crusade by an innovator in baseball with a St. […]

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Apr 14 2007

Will we ever be 27th again?

Published by under Misc.

 Just arrived, complete with distressingly easy to thieve  CD.  If I don’t have an ulcer before I turn 40 it’ll be a miracle. Another St. Louis note: Patrick at Meshuggah had this truly great Tshirt on today, Brave enough to live in  America’s Most Dangerous City –or something like that. —Kelly, who never used to […]

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Apr 14 2007

*Super Cool*

Published by under Full of ideas,Misc.,News

April is National Poetry Month.  There are others who can write far more eloquently on why poetry is beautiful and what writers you really ought to have read.  I’m just going to post some pictures.  For all of our readers who live out of town (and, surprisingly, there are a ton of you), here’s our front window […]

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Apr 13 2007

Bookseller Subsidies? Hmm…

Published by under Full of ideas,News,Subby Love

There’s an editorial in the SF Chronicle that is 2 parts depressing, 1 part whimsical, 1 part genius and 4 parts right-on.  Here’s the truth that I find absolutely the most irritating and have to restrain myself from inflicting bodily harm when I watch people do it in our store: People eyeball the books in stores before […]

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Apr 13 2007

So It Goes

Published by under Subby Love,Subculture

I woke yesterday to news I’d been dreading, but expecting, for fifteen years. Kurt Vonnegut is dead. Vonnegut had been telling friends for at least that long that he smoked to commit a slow, dignified suicide. In his last book, Man Without a Country, he even claimed he wanted to sue cigarette makers for false advertising. It […]

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Apr 12 2007

R.I.P.

Published by under News

Kurt Vonnegut     .        –Kelly

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Apr 07 2007

Chocolate! Is what gets us through the days

Published by under Misc.

We will be open this Sunday (Easter) from 12-6 and Jason and I will be accepting donations of chocolate bunnies–both hollow and solid.   We will not, however, under any circumstances, be accepting any Peeps, no matter the color. —Kelly

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Apr 05 2007

Robots! Robots!

Published by under Gallery

We have an art opening this Friday (April 6, 7-9pm) and it’s an all-robot show.  Jeffrey Sass is presenting My Robot’s Vacation wherein he displays large-format painted photographs documenting the travels of a small toy robot.  Said robot found itself in many vacation shots that bare a striking resemblance to those our parents have stashed […]

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