Our buddies down the street at Zaleski & Horvath have started doing this taco night thing every Friday & Saturday from 6-11pm. A BYOB policy, creative ingredients, great flavors, and proximity to our store all contributed to our enthusiasm for it, and started a bit of a taco/Mexican/Latin American/Spanish fever around here. Thus, we put together a window of cookbooks, Spanish language literature, and kids’ books centered around Spanish and Hispanic culture and cuisine. Then, Z&H agreed to give away a taco to every customer who buys Devil’s Snake Curve after author Josh Ostergaard’s talk here on Friday 5/16, so that’s in there too. Don’t ask what the connection is, just celebrate the fact that, around here, libros y tacos go together.
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Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
By Roz Chast
This work is a beautiful expression of the daughter/parent relationship, warts & all. Chast’s parents die two years apart, and CAN’T WE TALK… is a poignant telling of care, sacrifice, and letting go.
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Capital is back-ital.
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"Can you seal it with a loving kiss? Can you cry tears onto [it], can you smell it, can you enclose a pressed flower? A letter is more than just a message. … A letter is real. ” - Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Today, there’s really only one thing we have to say: May the 4th be with you, always! Happy Star Wars Day!
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Come accumulate some cultural capital w/CAPITAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY. In stock now.
Roughly halfway through Najwan Darwish’s Nothing More to Lose, wiping awkwardly at tears and trying self-consciously not to sob with my partner in the room, I found myself wondering what someone with no connection to Palestine would make of it…Here is what I think they would find: a…
Just the latest from one of our favorite publishers of poetry!
Stefan Zweig was an enormously prolific author—he composed dozens of novellas and short stories, two novels (one incomplete), a shelf worth of fat biographies, comparative studies of great artists, philosophers and healers, a hefty memoir—so where …
Big ol’ congratulations, high-fives, & champagne toasts to the Best Translated Book Awards Winner & Runners-Up!
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- Richard Ford in The Sportswriter
(Happy Easter, no matter where you are are what your views!)