Archive for February, 2011

Feb 25 2011

Omg, Omg, Omg

Published by under News,Subby Love

The official trailer has been released for Norwegian Wood, which opens in the U.K. March 11. Word & Film observed that “this lyrical trailer makes it all the more mystifying that Anh Hung Tran’s adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood has yet to score U.S. distribution…. We’re doubly anxious to get a look at the […]

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Feb 23 2011

How Does this Even Happen?

Published by under Lou Life,News

I don’t pretend to know even the slightest bit about how large university libraries work (surely some reader out there knows and will fill me in) but this just sounds amazing… The New York Timesreported that researchers from the Jefferson Library at Monticello discovered “a trove of books that were among the last ones that […]

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Feb 22 2011

Back in stock

Published by under Misc.

(Note: a miracle was performed to get them here and I was told only, “Don’t ask.”–Kelly) Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, Tree of Codes (Visual Editons, $40), is not your average cup of pages and words. No, it’s very different indeed — so different you should come in to take a look at it, which you […]

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Feb 22 2011

SUCH a Good Book

Published by under News

  And Borat, too. Paramount Pictures plans to release the 3D film Hugo Cabret, directed by Martin Scorsese, on November 23, the day before Thanksgiving. Deadline.com reported that the movie, adapted from Brian Selzick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law and […]

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Feb 21 2011

Kurt V. Was Always Good With the Words

Published by under Subby Love

(Coincidentally also my brother’s name–Kurt V.– but I am most definitely not talking about him.) From the Onion 15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will   “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” “This line from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater […]

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Feb 21 2011

2011 Best of.. Series Editors Announced

Published by under Bestsellers,Misc.,News,Subby Love

The Best American Short Stories: Geraldine Brooks The Best American Essays: Edwidge Danticat The Best American Comics: Alison Bechdel The Best American Nonrequired Reading: Dave Eggers, with an introduction by Guillermo del Toro The Best American Travel Writing: Sloane Crosley The Best American Science and Nature Writing: Mary Roach The Best American Sports Writing: Jane […]

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Feb 20 2011

Event Added!

Published by under Events,Subby Love

I am super stoked about this.  I really really liked Wingshooters. It had me all tensed up in parts.  And then worried.  And then, “What?  Why are they doing that?”  And then, “Grandpas are awesome.”  But mostly, “Geeze, I kinda thought Wisconsin was pretty cool.  Was it really like that?” Yes, Nina Revoyr is coming […]

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Feb 20 2011

Event Cancelled

Published by under Events

The Ben Weissenstein event has been cancelled but is set to be rescheduled.

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Feb 09 2011

Ryan Do You Have An Edit Button

Published by under Lou Life,News,Subby Love

UPDATE: We had technical difficulties so we’re RESCHEDULED for this Thursday, Feb 17, 8:30. So, I’ll be on Dirty Roots Radio this Thursday, 8:30pm, talking about our dire financial straights.  And yes they are still very much dire.  Aside from Saturday, nothing much has changed.  I put a short explanatory post up here, on our […]

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Feb 02 2011

Back in the Saddle

Published by under Bestsellers

We had to close yesterday due to the inclement weather. We’re open today though, and we have some brand-new-in-paperback titles to tempt you in. First, there’s a nonfiction title we did well with in hardcover last year: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Committed: A Love Story (Penguin, $16). This is the follow-up to Gilbert’s blockbuster Eat, Pray, Love, so if you […]

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