Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss and happy Read Across America Day to all! If the good Doctor were a musician, these drawings from his early days as an ad man would definitely be on the inevitable B-sides, rarities, & outtakes album. & if we were Pitchfork, we’d give it a 9.
This one should be interesting… how, for example, will the depiction of Lionel’s “Tourette’s brain” be translated to the screen? I GUESS WE’LL FIND OUT SOON(ISH)!
Alison Bechdel responded to the cutting of government funding to a South Carolina college that assigned her graphic memoir, Fun Home, calling the move sad and absurd.
Right on, Alison. Between our two stores, we’ve sold hundreds of copies of this book, and it is regularly assigned reading at the University of Chicago. And we’re damn proud.
Guys. Richard Hell, godfather of art punk, poet of the blank generation, genius contributor to Television, the Voidoids, & the Heartbreakers IS COMING TO 57TH STREET BOOKS. He kicked the music habit in ‘84, but he’s been writing ever since. Just call us CBGBooks.
We love Very Short Introductions! We hate Chicago-as-dirty-skating-rink! But the two fit together nicely in this one instance.
A list of dark, weird, and southern gothic books that every fan of HBO’s True Detective should read.
Before there was “Precious” there was “Push.” Before Daniel Day Lewis drank your milkshake, Upton Sinclair wrote a little book called “Oil!”. And before there was “The Wolf of Wall Street” there was… decency? And also Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same title. Anyway, behind a great film there’s often a great book. This is Oscar season, 57th Street style.
Black History Month at 57th Street Books! From quotations to Questlove, Chicago to Harlem, picture books to theory, the books in our display cover a huge range of topics related to African and African-American experiences and history. And there’s more where that came from: we’ve been expanding our African and African-American Studies sections, so come in and have a look!
A complete list of displayed book (and ordering info) can be found here: http://www.semcoop.com/black-history-month
Weâre celebrating the 38th anniversary of Carverâs first published short story collection by tallying the epic imbibing in his tales.
Well it’s Friday night, how ‘bout a drink?
Copies of the first three issues of TheNewerYork are in-store at 57th Street now. I mean, after that review you just have to want to pick it up, right? RIGHT???
Behold the Great 2014 Indie Press Preview, a compendium of some of the most exciting titles of this year and curated by more than a dozen indie press authorities.
shop independent AND ALSO read independent.
(AND local! Chicago’s own Curbside Splendor is all OVER this list.)
Look at those Melville House Neversink editions all lined up and ready to go home with you.
Look! A string of pearls from New Directions!