Did we miss a memo? #thedevilisthenewmermaids (Taken with Instagram)
Life in the bookstore...such as it is.
Rumors have it at night the store turns into a submarine. We have yet to establish documentary proof.
Doppelgangers: Patrick Somerville reading from THIS BRIGHT RIVER at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap (Taken with Instagram)
Doppelgangers: Jac Jemc reads from MY ONLY WIFE at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap (Taken with Instagram)
The Seminary Co-Op
There’s that beginning-of-quarter rush for books, searching through the arteries of the basement for Foucault and Aristotle and Dante. There’s the afternoon when you grab a latte from a campus cafe and settle yourself in a corner, hidden below the quads with a book plucked from a shelf. There’s the first time you get lost in it, blissfully unaware of direction or section, and discover something new.
After fifty years, the Sem Co-Op bookstore at UChicago is moving from 5757 S. University to a new spot. Help to capture character of the Co-Op before it moves by sharing your photos, stories and videos. If you would like to participate in the project in any way (have your portrait taken in the bookstore, share your favorite Co-Op memory etc.) – please contact Jasmine and Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gillian Flynn discussing GONE GIRL (& seeing Alien at a fairly young age). (Taken with Instagram)
This really is just the best collection I’ve seen in a while.
To get an idea of the relationship between the Earth and the Moon and the Sun, find two friends and have the self-conscious one with lots of atmosphere be the Earth and the coercive one be the Sun. And you be the Moon, if you are periodically luminous and sometimes unobservable and your inner life has petered out. Then find a large field and take three steps from the Earth, and have the Sun go a quarter mile away.
From Amy Leach’s “Sail On, My Little Honeybee,” collected in Things That Are
Look at that! A pillar-free photo! Oh, yeah, that’s Josh Schonwald discussing his book TASTE OF TOMORROW. But no pillar!!! (Taken with Instagram)