Thanks to hyperboleandahalf, your 2015 just got a whole lot brighter.

Thanks to hyperboleandahalf, your 2015 just got a whole lot brighter.

Out of the vaults & into your hands, V.1: part of the fun of our ongoing Sidewalk Sale is digging through boxes and stumbling upon treasures, oddities, and everything in between. We’ll be posting some of our favorites and would welcome your participation, too, so send us a picture of your best (or strangest) find and we’ll add it to the mix. For now, a quick reminder that all Sidewalk Sale books are $10/hardcover & $5/paperback, with prices dropping to $8 and $4 respectively this Saturday. And, without further ado: a cover that conflates business success with physical strength, plus a book that everyone with a full spam folder wishes they’d thought to write.

Out of the vaults & into your hands, V.1: part of the fun of our ongoing Sidewalk Sale is digging through boxes and stumbling upon treasures, oddities, and everything in between. We’ll be posting some of our favorites and would welcome your participation, too, so send us a picture of your best (or strangest) find and we’ll add it to the mix. For now, a quick reminder that all Sidewalk Sale books are $10/hardcover & $5/paperback, with prices dropping to $8 and $4 respectively this Saturday. And, without further ado: a cover that conflates business success with physical strength, plus a book that everyone with a full spam folder wishes they’d thought to write.

Yo Stoner fans, looky what’s about to drop from nyrbclassics!
Order yours here.

Yo Stoner fans, looky what’s about to drop from nyrbclassics!

Order yours here.

jasmined:

57thstreetbooks it’s been too long

We offer much better vacation deals than Kayak.

jasmined:

57thstreetbooks it’s been too long

We offer much better vacation deals than Kayak.

It’s happening, folks. Tell your mothers, your brothers, your Levinasian Other (whatever that means). Saturday, August 16th through ??, we’ll be running a massive sidewalk sale at both locations. Prices will drop week by week, the selection of books will change hour by hour, so come early, come often, and get booky with it.

It’s happening, folks. Tell your mothers, your brothers, your Levinasian Other (whatever that means). Saturday, August 16th through ??, we’ll be running a massive sidewalk sale at both locations. Prices will drop week by week, the selection of books will change hour by hour, so come early, come often, and get booky with it.

Wondering what’s new in book world? Well, some guy named Murakami put out a new book, kind of under the radar. Jean Baudrillard, aka the Tupac of critical theory, posthumously dropped another book. Karin Fossum continues to thrill. And twodollarradio keeps being too loud to ignore. Checkitout.

RIP, Captain.

We’re looking pretty fierce these days, if we do say so ourselves.
Complete list/ordering info here.

We’re looking pretty fierce these days, if we do say so ourselves.

Complete list/ordering info here.

…better late than never? Here’s what came out the week of August 4th, including: a new bio of former Co-Op member Susan Sontag, Roxane Gay’s highly anticipated essay collection, Lev Grossman’s latest installment to the Magicians series, and National Book Award-winner The Good Lord Bird in paperback at last!

"Gathering is peculiar, because you see nothing but what you’re looking for. If you’re picking raspberries, you see only what’s red, and if you’re looking for bones you see only the white. No matter where you go, the only thing you see is bones."

Tove Jansson in The Summer Book

The Moomin creator would’ve been 100 years old today. Hyvää syntymäpäivää!

"Slippers are designed to be slipped into without help from the hand. They are monuments to the hatred of bending down."

from Minima Moralia by Theodor W. Adorno, who died 45 years ago today. Miss ya, Teddy!

Happy birthday to Seminary Co-Op member President Barack Obama! Here’s a photo from back in ‘06 when he dropped by 57th Street, signed some books, and was quoted by The Chicago Maroon as saying “I have to be loyal to my bookstore.” Cheers!

Happy birthday to Seminary Co-Op member President Barack Obama! Here’s a photo from back in ‘06 when he dropped by 57th Street, signed some books, and was quoted by The Chicago Maroon as saying “I have to be loyal to my bookstore.” Cheers!

"Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death—ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return."

from The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, who was born 90 years ago today.

Out now: our weekly lists of the 10 ten books at each of our stores!