Archive for October, 2009

Oct 26 2009

Bumper Crop This Season

Published by under Current Read

But Who Will Bell the Cats? by Cynthia von Buhler (Houghton Mifflin, 16.00, ages 4-6 picture book) Wow, is this cool.  Seriously, the images and the message are really great.  Let’s start with the images.  You can see the richness of the colors on the cover and that richness is carried throughout.  Lush is a […]

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Oct 24 2009

Well Said, Emily

Published by under Misc.

Emily Pullen of Skylight Books in Los Angeles posted this recently on the store’s blog. “As the Wal-Mart/Amazon price-gouging war that commenced late this week suggests, the corporate (and cultural) obsession with discounting has gotten way out of control. . .  I realize that we will never reach as many people as Amazon does. And […]

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Oct 23 2009

Bon Voyage, Monsieur Kaveh Jo McKavehistan

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And now it is with sadness that we say farewell to our buddy Kaveh Jo McKavehistan (an alias to protect his real identity). Mr. McKavehistan has been a central pillar of the sound temple that is our little bookstore family, and we will miss his cheery and knowledgeable presence. We wish him all the best […]

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Oct 22 2009

Tonight!

Published by under Events

Thursday October 22 Reading/Signing with Richard Newman (of River Styx) for Domestic Fugues, 7:30 at Dressels, Free The event will feature heartwarming stew & chips, music by Pierce Crask, a cash bar, and a reading and signing by the author.  Richard Newman’s readings tend to go down as the absolute funnest poetry readings you could […]

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Oct 21 2009

Ron Currie Event CANCELED

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Mr. Currie got sick and canceled the throw-down at the Cabin at City Museum tonight.  We should be getting it re-scheduled, though, with all us indies back on board.

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Oct 19 2009

Zombies!

Published by under Subby Love,Subculture

From NPR’s Weekend Edition.  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113862140 My Rotten Life by David Lubar Breathers by S.G. Brown World War Z by Max Brooks These are all in stock at Sub and we’d be happy to set aside a copy for you.  In a matter of weeks (cross your fingers) we’ll also have a simple link to our […]

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Oct 15 2009

Still Time to Weigh In

Published by under News,Subby Love

The National Book Awards have thrown the voting open to the public to choose The Best of the National Book Awards Fiction.  The following six finalists were selected by 140 writers from across the country.  Curious that there’s so many short story volumes.  The Stories of John Cheever  Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison  The Collected Stories […]

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Oct 12 2009

And 4 More

Published by under Current Read,Misc.

Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty (Henry Holt, $16.99, picture book) Jeremy is a recluse.  He lives on the top floor of a three-story building and never goes outside.  One day he decides to draw a monster and it’s quite dazzling.  It’s huge and blue, has pointy teeth, a spiked tail, and horns growing […]

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Oct 12 2009

Two Really Great Kids’ Books

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Let’s Do Nothing by Tony Fucile (Candlewick, $16.99) Is it possible for 6 year olds to ever do absolutely nothing?  Or 8 year olds?  Or 10 year olds?  That’s the plan hatched by Frankie and Sal.  They’ve played every board game, they’ve read every comic book, they’ve painted a zillion pictures.  When it seems like […]

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Oct 11 2009

String ‘Em Up

Published by under Misc.

Our site went down and it’s not completely up, yet.  Most of the old site is here but we’re missing a contact page so instead, just email us at subbooks at subbooks dot com and we’ll still get it.

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