Archive for November, 2010

Nov 30 2010

Good Tidings

Published by under Current Read

I’m one of those people who find it nearly impossible to focus. Why should this sad fact interest you? It shouldn’t — except insofar as my debility connects to the many, many books I try to juggle at once. In juggling, one drops a ball now and then. Same thing happens when you try to read […]

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Nov 29 2010

I Was Holding My Breath

Published by under Subby Love

Seriously, I get knots in my stomach when the Best-Of lists come out.  Do we have them in stock?  Did we guess right from the tiny catalog blurbs (’cause newsflash: we are waaay behind in the actual reading of everything that comes out)?  Have I heard of them? Flavorwire has a list of the Best […]

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Nov 25 2010

Holiday Hours

Published by under Lou Life,Misc.

  (the website is open 24/7 in case of snow storms and midnight inspiration)   HOLIDAY HOURS: Closed Thanksgiving Day Fri 11/26: 10-10  Sat 11/27: 10-10   Sat 12/11: 10-10 Sat 12/18: 10-10 Sun 12/19: 11-7 Mon 12/20: 11-9 Tues 12/21: 11-9 Wed 12/22: 11-9 Thurs 12/23: 10-10 Fri 12/24: 10-6 Closed Christmas Day   […]

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Nov 17 2010

W.W. Norton: Me Likey

Published by under Current Read

Good old W.W. Norton & Company might be my favorite major American publisher. Why? They seem to never put a foot wrong. Their list is always full of top-quality stuff, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. (Especially poetry.) Even their packing methods are strictly pro all the way. Do we ever receive a damaged […]

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Nov 15 2010

This is So Cool

Published by under Crafty,Subby Love

It’s titled Tree of Codes and we have a ton of these on order.  They’re from this crazy British publisher Visual Editions and I can’t wait to see what they look like in real life. Author Jonathan Safran Foer used the old die-cutting method on a book’s pages, to create a whole new book. Working […]

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Nov 12 2010

Speaking of New York Trilogy

Who is this Flavorwire?  I am loving them.  Need to investigate. Tip-off curtesy of Shelf Awareness to the 10 Essential Books From the Last 25 Years.  The Guardian recently ran an article in which Rick Gekoski remarked on the disappearance of essential cultural books. He argued that a few decades ago, “there was a canon, […]

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Nov 12 2010

Paul Auster

Published by under Misc.,Subby Love

Have you read New York Trilogy?  You must.  Read it right now.  It’s brilliant.  Paul Auster is the author of Invisible, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, Oracle Night and the New York Trilogy. He also edited I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology. His work has been translated […]

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Nov 11 2010

Brothers From Another Mother

Published by under Subby Love,Subculture

    In many ways the last 10 years of Soft Skull Press have mirrored the 10 years of Subterranean (except the major cash infusion they got a couple of years ago–we could use that).  And the closing of their NY offices and dismissal of the NY staff saddens and frightens me.  This article lays out […]

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Nov 10 2010

Zombies are Poppin’ In This Friday

Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subculture

  Because the coming zombie invasion is real, we’re having a reading/signing in November so that folks don’t get distracted by those fake ones in costume in October. J. Travis Grundon is taking over Subterranean with his newly released volume of short stories Eclectic Collection.  He’ll be in to read and sign at 7pm this […]

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Nov 09 2010

May Day Orchestra Release Party Tickets

Published by under Events,Lou Life

This Wed is the last day you can get ’em.  And we’ve got a few left.

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