Archive for December, 2008

Dec 30 2008

Gallery info

Published by under Gallery

Because our customers are geniuses and make inspired suggestions, I added info at the bottom of the Gallery page listing upcoming shows.

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Dec 19 2008

Holiday Hours!

Published by under News,Subby Love


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Dec 14 2008

Maybe this is a sign that I need a nap

Published by under Events,Gallery,Subculture

Sheesh, it’s been weeks since the last show went up and I just now realized that I hadn’t updated the Gallery page to reflect that.  So, it’s up now.  Sorry Keith.  Sorry Eric. Also, the Henry Owings event was positively weeks ago (I’m still reading Harry P, it’s infecting my American)and I just realized there’s […]

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Dec 13 2008

All I Want For Christmas

Dear Santa,   All I want for Christmas is…books! Lots and lots of books!   We at Subterranean would love for you to come in and browse for hours, look at every single title and see what you can find in our beautiful store.  But, if you’re pressed for time, are a procrastinator, or the […]

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Dec 09 2008

Classical Polling

Published by under poll

Old Poll Results–Cello takes the win.  Are cellos more wintry? You’re a musical instrument.  Which one are you? Cello: 29% 1959 sunburst Les Paul: 22% 53-piece honkin’ Neil Peart drum kit: 14% Banjo: 14% Tenor saxophone: 10% Sampler: 9% –Image via

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Dec 08 2008

Raffle Winners

Published by under Subby Love

I drew the winners from last weekend’s raffle.  Thanks to everyone who bought something–all of those purchases had 10% of the amount earmarked for the Granite City APA. The winners are: Michael Adams $10 gift certificate Caitlin Evans $10 Gift Certificate Jamie Smith-Rickly $10 Gift Certificate Alice Floros $50 Gift Certificate The amounts have already been […]

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Dec 08 2008

NY Times 10 Best List

Published by under Bestsellers,News

If you haven’t seen it already, here it is: Fiction (the only title we haven’t been stocking is Netherland, but we’d be delighted to get it in for you): —Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (one of my favorite writers) —2666 by Roberto Bolano (sheer genius) —Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser —A Mercy by Toni Morrison […]

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Dec 06 2008

I’m Going to try Really Really Hard Not to Freak Out About This

Published by under Lou Life,Misc.

Just to screw with my holiday, MODOT is not only closing 40 between Kingshighway and 170 on Dec 15 but THEY ARE CLOSING MCCAUSLAND DEC 19-21 to tear down the overpass or some such nonsense.  Seriously, people, did this have to be done the weekend before Christmas?  Really? So.  To get here that weekend. Big […]

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Dec 03 2008

A Big Weekend Coming

Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subby Love

I. This Friday (12/5): Perfect for a winter’s night, Tom and Chris McClarren will be discussing/signing/storytelling their book Morsels of Mischief: Orphan Tales From My Childhood, which are the memoirs of Tom McClarren’s youth spent at St. Louis’ German St. Vincent Orphan Home.  He was dropped off at the home in 1945 (his parents were […]

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Dec 03 2008

Starry November

Published by under Bestsellers

Best Sellers: Fiction:      1. On the Road, Scroll Edition by Jack Kerouac 2. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 3. Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman 4. Home by Marilynne Robinson 5. Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link 6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury   Non-Fiction:           1. Carny by Virginia […]

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