Uncanned Music is proud to include Hyde Park’s Plein Air Cafe as a featured venue in our Chicago Overground series, where we’ll host 3 evening performances this summer - ‘in open air’ - in the cafe’s beautiful patio garden that buttresses the famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed Robie…
Just another reason to hang around the Seminary Co-OP & Plein Air Cafe this summer…
Guys, this is newvesselpress. They’re all about literature in translation & irresistible packaging, thanks to cover designs by A Bintel Brief author Liana Finck. Rumor has it their forthcoming I Called Him Necktie is a Japanese Catcher in the Rye. Oh and they have a book called Cocaine. What’s not to like?!
Alternative logo and/or design for new Penguin Random House hq.
Drawings and recollections of some favorite New York City bookstores.
Alrighty Chicago cartoonists, here’s a project idea for you.
June means different things in different places: in Dublin, it’s Bloomsday; in Sweden, it’s Midsummer. In Hyde Park, it’s the 57th Street Art Fair, held on the first full weekend of June every year. This time around, we’re honoring the vendors & passersby who will descend on our thoroughfare this weekend with a window brimming with art & photography books. And hey, since the annual sale runs through June 8th, they’re more affordable than ever! So grab some Vivian or Lucian or Diane or what have you, and partake in some reality…redefined.
Complete list/ordering info here.
books & quotes from Maya Angelou + a friendly suggestion from Penguin!
I’ve got a magic charm
That I keep up my sleeve
I can walk the ocean floor
And never have to breathe.
Life doesn’t frighten me at all
Not at all
Not at all.
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.
After the caps have been thrown, the champagne downed, the speeches sat through, grads of all ages and disciplines have one thing in common: the task of moving on. And to them we say, in addition to a hearty and sincere “congratulations!”: welcome to the desert of the real. Even if we’re talking about a kindergarten grad, and espcially if we’re talking about a new PhD, growing up and going onto something new is tough, but, luckily, there are plenty of books to help new diploma-holders successfully navigate whatever new terrain they find themselves on. Whether it’s learning how to cook with Joy of Cooking, finding comfort and inspiration in the speeches of famous authors such as Kurt Vonnegut & David Foster Wallace, or cutting to the chase with job guides, books will be your — or your grad’s — guide.
Complete list & ordering info here.
Where are you going this summer? Goin’ way out West, perhaps? The idea of the West has always loomed large in America’s collective imagination, as evidenced by everything from those mid-century genre films to the enormous Montana billboard ads you see all over town. But there’s a lot more to it than westerns & tourism, and some of it ain’t as pretty as the Grand Canyon. In recognition of America’s annual vacation-oriented trek West — and, more generally, in the role that the West has had and continues to have in forming our cultural identity — we put together a window featuring literature, art, and history coming from or centered around the West. You’ll find Native American writers like Sherman Alexie & Louise Erdrich, the journals of Lewis & Clark, James Crumley’s Western noir, and landscape art all shuffled together. Happy trails!
Ordering info/complete list here.
In the immortal words of Cyndi Lauper, “money changes everything.” In the words of Seminary Co-Op booksellers in May 2014, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century changes everything. Seriously, we’ve sold over 150 copies of the game-changing new book on economics, and at over 800 pages and a high price tag, that’s pretty incredible. But, it’s not the only book to take a good hard look at the state of world financial affairs today. So, we put together a window of some of the other groundbreaking books that’ve come out recently, from Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys to Matt Taibi’s The Divide, still relevant classics from Marx and Smith, bookstore favorites like David Graeber’s Debt, and, of course, The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies.
Complete list/ordering info here.