For the last week or so, our pie window display contained a note promising one of the cookbooks, free of charge, to anyone who would make bookseller Jeff W a pie. This magical thing happened as a result.

For the last week or so, our pie window display contained a note promising one of the cookbooks, free of charge, to anyone who would make bookseller Jeff W a pie. This magical thing happened as a result.

The Howard Zinn Collection from Haymarket Books just hit our shelves yesterday and Bookseller Annie couldn’t help but make a display. Click here for a full list of the books.

The Howard Zinn Collection from Haymarket Books just hit our shelves yesterday and Bookseller Annie couldn’t help but make a display. Click here for a full list of the books.

"The thing that makes our city awesome is it is Ours. It is like nowhere else… and it doesn’t need to be a shitty imitation of anywhere else. Let those places be those places and do what they do. Cities have tried to emulate the community we’ve fostered here. Folks always notice the coinciding incredible strength and Midwestern friendliness of our town. People have strained to explain the feeling. Chicago’s got a voice. Chicago’s got heart. Chicago has balls. Chicago is fucking CHICAGO. That is a gift."
Tara DeFrancisco, who is, like Chicago, second to none (via magpieandwhale)
tagged → #chicago
We love pie. So much. 
And we really love the Southside Pie Challenge happening this Saturday, 11/2 @ Ray School!
Pies, pies everywhere…now it’s time to eat.!

We love pie. So much.

And we really love the Southside Pie Challenge happening this Saturday, 11/2 @ Ray School!

Pies, pies everywhere…now it’s time to eat.!

Readux has arrived at 57th Street!

Readux has arrived at 57th Street!

This Magic Moment - Lou Reed

Hail and Farewell

tagged → #lou reed
So, we turned 30 earlier this week (on 10/22 to be precise). That’s old enough that some of the kids who started shopping here when we first opened up have families of their own by now. Weird. I mean, pretty cool, but also a bit strange.Before we start thinking too much about mortality and how long 30 years actually is, we’d like to offer a huge thanks to everyone that’s made this place what it is: staff, customers, everyone.Oh, and we’re gonna run some promos the first four weekends of November as a thank you to all our customers. (11/2-3: all SF/Fantasy/Horror 10% off in-store; 11/9-10: all Mysteries 10% off in-store; 11/16-17: all Kids’ books 10% off in-store; 11/23-24: all Cookbooks 10% off in-store)Here’s to another 30 years.

So, we turned 30 earlier this week (on 10/22 to be precise). That’s old enough that some of the kids who started shopping here when we first opened up have families of their own by now. Weird. I mean, pretty cool, but also a bit strange.

Before we start thinking too much about mortality and how long 30 years actually is, we’d like to offer a huge thanks to everyone that’s made this place what it is: staff, customers, everyone.

Oh, and we’re gonna run some promos the first four weekends of November as a thank you to all our customers. (11/2-3: all SF/Fantasy/Horror 10% off in-store; 11/9-10: all Mysteries 10% off in-store; 11/16-17: all Kids’ books 10% off in-store; 11/23-24: all Cookbooks 10% off in-store)

Here’s to another 30 years.

We’re probably late to the game on this, but, yes, this is kind of what it’s like to be a bookseller: the thrill of discovery (masking a deep childhood trauma).

tagged → #bookselling #bookseller

tworp:

Coming up on episode 185 of Talk Without Rhythm Podcast: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984).

Such a great movie.

millionsmillions:

"It is with some shock that you recall that Japan was where once the future lay, before its bubble burst in the early 1990s, and the country, pushed inward by adversity, became a strange absence in our lives." – Pankaj Mishra on the land of the setting sun, Japan.

Yeah, this’ll make for a nice, long Sunday read.

millionsmillions:

"It is with some shock that you recall that Japan was where once the future lay, before its bubble burst in the early 1990s, and the country, pushed inward by adversity, became a strange absence in our lives." – Pankaj Mishra on the land of the setting sun, Japan.

Yeah, this’ll make for a nice, long Sunday read.

A fantastic new novel from Tin House Books. Want it? We have it, come get it.

tagged → #tin house

nyrbclassics:

Stay tuned for the rest of the list soon, but here is the first part of our spring 2014 season. Enjoy.

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor

The long-awaited conclusion to Leigh Fermor’s account of his youthful walk through pre-war Europe follows…

Well, that answers the old “what am I gonna read this Spring?” question. So freaking excited about this entire list.

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TONIGHT!

TONIGHT!

We’ll just leave this here.

We’ll just leave this here.