Archive for January, 2009

Jan 27 2009

Whimsicality in Life and Death

Published by under Current Read

    The Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: 91 Places Death Might Take You, by Augusta Moore and Elizabeth Ripley (Bloomsbury, $16)   First of all, without even reading a word, you can savor this little paperback for the high quality of its design and graphics work alone. (We Subby staffers are routinely knocked out by […]

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Jan 27 2009

Look at All Those Coats

Published by under Lou Life,Misc.,Subby Love

Sameem’s on South Grand.  Jan ’09. Brad, Kelly, Kaveh, Afsaneh, Jenni, Alex

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Jan 25 2009

Who Needs NY? St. Louis Writers Shine

Published by under Lou Life,News

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced and St. Louisan Devin Johnston is up for the poetry category.  St. Louis rocks again.  And, two of my faves for the year are finalists, 2666 and Home.   Fiction Roberto Bolaño, 2666, FSG Marilynne Robinson, Home, FSG Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project, Riverhead M. […]

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Jan 21 2009

Barackin’ & Rollin’ With Abe

Published by under Misc.

As we welcome our very first African-American president to office, it’s a perfect time to honor the memory of the man who made this historic event possible in the first place: Abraham Lincoln. Another reason to show mad Abe-love: the bicentennial of his birth is rolling up soon. Stay tuned to these pages for some recommendations on some (of the huge […]

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Jan 21 2009

Tony Renner in the Gallery

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Jan 17 2009

Ice, Ice, Baby

Published by under Lou Life,News,Subby Love

So cool (pun not intended).  Show Me St. Louis ran a piece on the ice sculpture guy and you can see our piece in it!  You should have heard me squeal. It’ll be in front of the store until it melts, so come on down and see it up close.  The Ice Carnival festivities run today […]

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Jan 16 2009

Course Books

Published by under Lou Life,Misc.

Books for the following Wash U classes are here: Amy Bailey, Fiction Writing Nolan Chessman, Poetry Writing I Chris Dennis, Fiction Writing I Amanda Goldblatt, Creative Non-Fiction I Gaye Lorbebaum, Sustainable Design Jay Thompson, Poetry Writing I The coursebooks are set aside at the front, under each professor’s name. (And thanks to all the professors […]

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Jan 15 2009


Published by under Events,Gallery

Join us tonight (Thursday) at the Schlafly branch of the StL Public Library for a reception and reading with St Louis poet Sally Van Doren.  Her book is Sex at Noon Taxes and it’s been selling like crazy through the store.  The free reception is at 6pm and the reading starts at 7pm.  We’ll have […]

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Jan 12 2009

Two New Programs

We added two new links at the top of the page: Buy Now Discussion Groups Buy Now is a way for you to buy books from us in your pajamas (or suit and tie and pantyhose).  There’s no shopping cart so it’s not like those fancy places (if anyone knows of an affordable way to solve […]

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Jan 09 2009

It’s the Scots by a hair

Published by under poll

Poll Results: Question: A benefactor gives you $500,000 in cash and a month-long Christmas break. Where would you go? Answers: 1. 27% Scotland 2. 26% the bank (boo, hiss) 3. 21% Thailand (my favorite) 4. 12% Bavaria 5. 11%  Brazil 6.  .9% Lafayette Square (what, no real estate moguls?)

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