Is hand-on-mouth the new hand-in-waistcoat? 

Is hand-on-mouth the new hand-in-waistcoat? 

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).

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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The 33 1/3 series has entered the building, y’all.

The 33 1/3 series has entered the building, y’all.

Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss and happy Read Across America Day to all! If the good Doctor were a musician, these drawings from his early days as an ad man would definitely be on the inevitable B-sides, rarities, & outtakes album. & if we were Pitchfork, we’d give it a 9.

This one should be interesting… how, for example, will the depiction of Lionel’s “Tourette’s brain” be translated to the screen? I GUESS WE’LL FIND OUT SOON(ISH)!

Right on, Alison. Between our two stores, we’ve sold hundreds of copies of this book, and it is regularly assigned reading at the University of Chicago. And we’re damn proud.

Guys. Richard Hell, godfather of art punk, poet of the blank generation, genius contributor to Television, the Voidoids, & the Heartbreakers IS COMING TO 57TH STREET BOOKS. He kicked the music habit in ‘84, but he’s been writing ever since. Just call us CBGBooks.

We love Very Short Introductions! We hate Chicago-as-dirty-skating-rink! But the two fit together nicely in this one instance.

We love Very Short Introductions! We hate Chicago-as-dirty-skating-rink! But the two fit together nicely in this one instance.

Before there was “Precious” there was “Push.” Before Daniel Day Lewis drank your milkshake, Upton Sinclair wrote a little book called “Oil!”. And before there was “The Wolf of Wall Street” there was… decency? And also Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same title. Anyway, behind a great film there’s often a great book. This is Oscar season, 57th Street style.

Before there was “Precious” there was “Push.” Before Daniel Day Lewis drank your milkshake, Upton Sinclair wrote a little book called “Oil!”. And before there was “The Wolf of Wall Street” there was… decency? And also Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same title. Anyway, behind a great film there’s often a great book. This is Oscar season, 57th Street style.

Black History Month at 57th Street Books! From quotations to Questlove, Chicago to Harlem, picture books to theory, the books in our display cover a huge range of topics related to African and African-American experiences and history. And there’s more where that came from: we’ve been expanding our African and African-American Studies sections, so come in and have a look!
A complete list of displayed book (and ordering info) can be found here: http://www.semcoop.com/black-history-month

Black History Month at 57th Street Books! From quotations to Questlove, Chicago to Harlem, picture books to theory, the books in our display cover a huge range of topics related to African and African-American experiences and history. And there’s more where that came from: we’ve been expanding our African and African-American Studies sections, so come in and have a look!

A complete list of displayed book (and ordering info) can be found here: http://www.semcoop.com/black-history-month