Archive for November, 2009

Nov 29 2009

Read The Classics!

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There is a shelf talker that I float around the store which says “Time to read this again”. I am a huge fan of the classics and I usually put this by some of the classics that I have read and re-read over the years, and every time I find something new in them that […]

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Nov 29 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Have you ever read a book written entirely in letters? If not, you ought to pick this book up. It is definitely “Christmas Reading Light.” It is a sweet, feel good book with a perfect ending so it makes for a great holiday gift. When they say to cuddle up with a book near the […]

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Nov 29 2009

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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People often ask, “What’s the best book you’ve read this year?” For me this is always a difficult question to answer, because I always have more than one. But if someone asked me that question this year, the answer, unequivocally, would be The Elegance of the Hedgehog. It is intelligent, witty and the prose is […]

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Nov 27 2009

Say “Yo, Joe” to Our New Guy — Named, Coincidentally, Joe

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We’d like to welcome Jumpin’ Joe Betz to our staff. Joe is a native of Indiana, which makes him the second honorary Hoosier State staffer to draw pay here (the first, of course, was the Indiana Incinerator himself, Jason “Jazzy Jam-on-It” Bernth). Joe is a good guy and he especially likes poetry and beer. I […]

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Nov 27 2009

Word Up, Shadrack

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We’ve received news from Shadrack X. Gomez, our roving correspondent stationed abroad at the moment. Shadrack is in the UK right now, outside London (is that correct, sire?). Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Subby Books, Shadrack.

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Nov 24 2009

Holiday Hours

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Closed Thanksgiving Thursday Nov 26 OPEN LATE Friday Nov 27: 10-10 OPEN LATE Saturday Nov 28: 10-10

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Nov 23 2009

Twain-tastic

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Fans of perhaps Missouri’s greatest-ever artistic export should note two new editions of Mark Twain out now. The first, Mark Twain’s Book of Animals (University of California Press, $29.95), is a lavish hardcover collection of the master’s writings, both fiction and nonfiction, on animals. Twain loved animals of all kinds and had enlightened views regarding […]

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Nov 11 2009

Ron Currie, Jr is Really Coming This Time

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**RESCHEDULED** Tuesday November 17 Reading/Signing with Ron Currie, Jr for Everything Matters!, 7pm , Pudd’nHead Books, Free   Nikki at Pudd’nhead Books deserves all the credit for convincing Currie’s publisher to send him to St. Louis (they didn’t think we were worth a stop– Hmpf).  Four local bookstores (Subterranean, Pudd’nhead, Left Bank & Main Street Books) have […]

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Nov 06 2009

Our Newest Release

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*Update:  Thanks everybody.  Henry’s perfect and we’re doing swimmingly. –Kelly You heard it here first: today marks the auspicious entrance of Henry into the world. Henry is the brand-new son of Kelly and Brad! Congratulations to them, and hello to Hank. Before you know it, he’ll be tall enough to upstock the top shelves in the Theory […]

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Nov 05 2009

Reading the Dinosaur

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  This book is on display directly in front of the counter and I’ve been hearing about Chuck Klosterman for awhile so I decided to read it. I guess I kind of didn’t want to be part of the Kult of Klosterman, but he is an enjoyable, sincere and witty writer. Under the guise of […]

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