New titles out NOW at the Seminary Co-Op and 57th Street from the likes of César Aira, Anne Carson, Samuel Beckett (?!), Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) and others. PLUS: the scholarly book on Swedish crime fiction that you never knew you needed.
Let’s talk about otherpress, Pushkin Press, and Stefan Zweig. Other has been all over the news lately as every reviewer and his/her mother jumps on the bandwagon of praise for George Prochnik’s biography of Stefan Zweig, The Impossible Exile (and with good reason). But don’t stop there - dig into Other’s backlist (with a little help from our staff recs) and thank them later. Meanwhile, Pushkin’s been releasing Zweig’s novellas and short stories with style and grace since way before Wes Anderson started talking them up. But why read anything by or about Stefan Zweig, you ask? Because he is your next favorite author. Because his tragedy is the tragedy of the 20th century. Because you need more Zs on your bookshelf. Ok?
Pushkin Press titles:
This window all started with a book called BARN, and a conversation about a certain play by Edward Albee about a man who loves a goat. Inspired, we combed the store looking for other books related to life on the farm, whether real or fictional, idyllic or dystopic, and came up with an electic mix of novels, how-to guides, and art & photography tomes. Whether you want to learn about bee keeping, gawk at beautiful chickens, or return to childhood classics, this window has something for you. E-i-e-i-o.
See all those pieces of paper taped to the shelves? Those are staff recs. See all those books wrapped in newspaper? Those are advance reading copies (ARCs) sent to us by publishers. Every time you buy a staff recommended title, you get a FREE ARC. Because we like when you buy what we like.
Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.
Happy summer solstice! Don’t miss it.
Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy Casares in “Esse Est Percipi”
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