Would you like to read some excellent books in translation? How about 25 of the very best?
Poets’ Bookshelves. An ongoing series of posts documenting some of the books collected by our favorite poets. This week: Michael Robbins, author of Alien vs. Predator (Penguin, 2012). His second volume of poems, The Second Sex, will be published by Penguin in the fall.
michaelrobbinspoet is a long-time Seminary/57th Street shopper, so some of those books are almost certainly plucked from our shelves.
If famous artists lived in their own works, it could look something like Federico Babina’s Archist series, which turns famous pieces of art into architectural structures. Babina, who is both an…
This is just the coolest thing we’ve seen all day.
Are you satisfied with the representation of women in the media? Do we hear from enough different voices, do we talk about the right issues, have we made enough progress? ARE YOU SATISFIED?!?! Think about it. Read about it. Celebrate Women’s History Month with books from our window display, which also features some completely ridiculous ads, a hairbrush that looks like a mace, and the all-important question written in lipstick.
Complete list of books & ordering info: http://www.semcoop.com/womens-history-month-adult
There’s a deeper question still: Is a progress bar a tool to make us more efficient or a sop that helps us pass the time?
Someone needs to write a dissertation on ideology & the progress bar. I’m looking at you, UChicago.
Via 50 Watts, 1960s illustrations for Don Quixote from around the world.
So why are we hurrying? Why is the end goal more about how easy and efficient it was to get there than what you get out of the act itself? What happened to Sunday mornings with the newspaper? What happened to browsing in a bookstore, or curling up with a book? What happened to sending letters, not texts or emails?
A response to the already-controversial speed-reading app Spritz from thebolditalicsf.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of 50 books to help you celebrate the lives and achievements of women around the world. While we don’t agree with the opinions expressed in each and every one of these books, we are advocates for reading work that forces you to…
THANK YOU blackballoonpublishing for putting together such an excellent list of bad-ass books by & about women in celebration of International Women’s Day!
Wanna hear what it sounds like in the backroom at 57th Street Books? This is what it sounds like in the backroom at 57th Street Books.
SO WHAT if March refuses to thaw us out already when there are all of these books to make hibernating so damn fun??
Sometimes you people ask really strange questions. Sometimes you don’t know enough about a book to formulate a question. Sometimes you just remember part of the title, the first letter of the author’s last name, or the jacket color. This is fun for us. It’s like sending us on a treasure hunt where everyone wins. In short: THANK YOU for making us feel like mind readers, detectives, pirates, and superheroes all at once, and for loving books so hard.
(photo via Oh Myy).
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