Archive for May, 2009

May 31 2009

THIS Mon, June 1 6pm

Published by under Events,Lou Life

  Monday June 1 at the St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch, 6pm, Seating begins at 5:15 Laurell K. Hamilton will discuss and sign copies of Skin Trade, the new installment in the Anita Blake series. Wow.  This is gigantic.  The library has snagged her the day before the formal release date, the release date being the day on […]

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May 29 2009

Night O’ Noir

Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subby Love

Jed Ayres, Scott Phillips, Anthony Neil Smith, Frank Bill Noir writing gives me nightmares.  All that blood, guts, firearms,  mutilations, burning alive…

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May 27 2009

This Week

Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subby Love

     The inaugural gathering of Noir at the Bar.  What goes better with violence, fowl language, unemployment and crime than drinks? St. Louis’ Scott Phillips (of Cottonwood, Ice Harvest) and Jed Ayres (screenwriter for Mosquito Kingdom and a new story in Sex, Thugs and Rock& Roll) had a brilliant idea to combine fiction with drinks, […]

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May 22 2009

Holiday Hours

Published by under Misc.

We’re closed MONDAY MAY 25 for Memorial Day

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May 21 2009

New Mags

Just in: Bust (June/July with Kathy Griffin on the cover), Harper’s (June with Bill Gates on the cover), Wired (June “The New Economy”), Juxtapoz (Jun with News Stand on the cover) So far, our bestselling magazines are bitch (by far), Bust, dwell, Adbusters and ReadyMade. As a refresher, we also stock Wallpaper, Bomb, Metropolis, Mental […]

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May 20 2009

Pleasures of the Re-Read

Published by under Misc.

When I was a boy my first great author-love was John Steinbeck. I went through a period in which I absorbed everything of his I could; then, for years after that, I never read another word of Steinbeck. Now I’m re-reading (for the first time since I was 15) Of Mice and Men and I’m […]

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May 19 2009

This Week

Published by under Events,Gallery,Lou Life

Friday May 22 at Subterranean, 7 pm Tiffany Sutton in the Gallery.  Tiffany’s photography is deeply personal and incredibly emotionally revealing.  She’s very brave.  We’ll have a free opening reception at Subterranean this Friday, May 22 at 7pm. * Saturday May 23 at Regional Arts Commission, 11:30 am Principia College is hosting Susan Vreeland, author […]

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May 19 2009

New Partnership with City Academy

Published by under Lou Life,News,Subby Love

We’ve copied this program from our friends at Left Bank and their successful elementary school sponsorships.  We’re partnering with City Academy to find sponsors to help City Academy’s new junior kindergarten students (four year olds) improve their personal libraries.  By sponsoring a young reader, you would commit to purchasing one book each month for an academic semester […]

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May 15 2009

We Have Radio Rich Power

Published by under Misc.

Recently I had the great pleasure of meeting one of my favorite St. Louisans, the veteran rock & roll deejay Radio Rich Dalton. (Rich is one of the most knowledgeable people in radio and just a heck of a pleasure to listen to.) I told Rich how much I love his show in general and his excellent […]

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May 12 2009

More Newcomers

Published by under Bestsellers

Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95) Just released in paperback (we have 3 different covers, not sure how many were released), this graphic novel was a big seller in hardcover.  His clear, crisp drawings have a large following and Tomine is known for his non-comics illustrations as well.  Shortcomings is primarily about the […]

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