"It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing."

- Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Happy birthday to the OG Big Papa!

With Flat Stanley as their guide, a few of our intrepid booksellers are taking the Chicago Independent Bookstore challenge & visiting all 9 participating stores by August 3rd!

Hey, science. We just wanna say thanks. You’ve really brightened things up for us as species, what with the electricity and the medicine and all that kind of obvious stuff. You’ve also made things really, really interesting by bringing us nukes and freaking everyone out with the idea that we’re related to apes or whatever. Without you and the fear and hope you inspire, we wouldn’t have science fiction, after all, much less graphic novels based on the lives of Marie Curie or Richard Feynman. Yeah, maybe here at 57th Street we keep you back in Room 4 most of the time, but, with this window, we’re bringing you out into the light, just like you’ve done for us.

Complete list/ordering info here.

Hey, science. We just wanna say thanks. You’ve really brightened things up for us as species, what with the electricity and the medicine and all that kind of obvious stuff. You’ve also made things really, really interesting by bringing us nukes and freaking everyone out with the idea that we’re related to apes or whatever. Without you and the fear and hope you inspire, we wouldn’t have science fiction, after all, much less graphic novels based on the lives of Marie Curie or Richard Feynman. Yeah, maybe here at 57th Street we keep you back in Room 4 most of the time, but, with this window, we’re bringing you out into the light, just like you’ve done for us.

Complete list/ordering info here.

New titles out this week & on the shelves at the Seminary Co-Op & 57th Street!

Bookseller Alex reviewed James Kelman’s new book If it is your life, out today from otherpress. She says its bleak, brutal, and absolutely brilliant, among other things.

To all the people who’ve been snapping up our Paris travel guides all spring & summer: congrats, hope you had a great time, send us a postcard! To everyone else: yeah, we didn’t get to see the Champs-Élysées in full bloom either. Tough for us. But if there’s anything Reading Rainbow taught us, it’s that you can go anywhere with a good book. Our Paris window is here to help you forget about your lack of travel funds and/or vacation time, ‘cause Marville & Brassai will immerse you in the streets of Paris, while Larousse & Bocuse will help you get a taste of the City of Light, and Toulouse-Lautrec, Bataille, & Sade will get you familiar with its notorious sensual side. At the very least, just buying a book should make you feel a little French, seeing as they’re pretty into that kind of thing over there. Vive le livre!

Complete list/ordering info here.

To all the people who’ve been snapping up our Paris travel guides all spring & summer: congrats, hope you had a great time, send us a postcard! To everyone else: yeah, we didn’t get to see the Champs-Élysées in full bloom either. Tough for us. But if there’s anything Reading Rainbow taught us, it’s that you can go anywhere with a good book. Our Paris window is here to help you forget about your lack of travel funds and/or vacation time, ‘cause Marville & Brassai will immerse you in the streets of Paris, while Larousse & Bocuse will help you get a taste of the City of Light, and Toulouse-Lautrec, Bataille, & Sade will get you familiar with its notorious sensual side. At the very least, just buying a book should make you feel a little French, seeing as they’re pretty into that kind of thing over there. Vive le livre!

Complete list/ordering info here.

It’s Proust’s birhday! Here, he plays the tennis racquet.

It’s Proust’s birhday! Here, he plays the tennis racquet.

Featuring: a gray-haired & maybe unhappily married Harry, Neville with a drinking problem & Quidditch Cup ‘14

Find out what’s new on our shelves this week!

Hot town, summer in the [second] city.

Hot town, summer in the [second] city.

Sleep tight, y’all.

photo by Maria Friberg.

Sleep tight, y’all.

photo by Maria Friberg.