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.

Order the books: http://www.semcoop.com/tacos-y-libros

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.

Order the books: http://www.semcoop.com/tacos-y-libros

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
By Roz Chast

A graphic memoir for the New Yorker set; funny, sad, enlightening, & touching, Chast is a triple threat: illustrator, writer & truth teller. This time she writes about her parents & her care for them in the last stages of their lives.After 11 years of not going home again, Chast visits her parents (George & Elizabeth) when they’re well into their 90s. The Brooklyn apartment they’ve inhabited for the last 40 years is as broken down as their bodies… Chast begins to visit more often & eventually moves her parents to an assisted living facility close to her in Connecticut.
Chast draws & writes of looking after a domineering mother & a meek father, watching them deteriorate before her eyes. She deals with George & Elizabeth’s many falls, dementia, annoying habits & lots & lots of paperwork.
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.
Order it here: http://www.semcoop.com/book/9781608198061

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

By Roz Chast

A graphic memoir for the New Yorker set; funny, sad, enlightening, & touching, Chast is a triple threat: illustrator, writer & truth teller. This time she writes about her parents & her care for them in the last stages of their lives.

After 11 years of not going home again, Chast visits her parents (George & Elizabeth) when they’re well into their 90s. The Brooklyn apartment they’ve inhabited for the last 40 years is as broken down as their bodies… Chast begins to visit more often & eventually moves her parents to an assisted living facility close to her in Connecticut.
Chast draws & writes of looking after a domineering mother & a meek father, watching them deteriorate before her eyes. She deals with George & Elizabeth’s many falls, dementia, annoying habits & lots & lots of paperwork.

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.

Order it here: http://www.semcoop.com/book/9781608198061

It’s Chuck-ita Banana!!!! chuckpalahniuk's new book BEAUTIFUL YOU is coming out 10/14, so he sent us signed blow-up fruit to keep us busy in the meantime.

It’s Chuck-ita Banana!!!! chuckpalahniuk's new book BEAUTIFUL YOU is coming out 10/14, so he sent us signed blow-up fruit to keep us busy in the meantime.

Letters

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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!
Complete list of books & ordering info here

Today, there’s really only one thing we have to say: May the 4th be with you, always! Happy Star Wars Day!

Complete list of books & ordering info here

Come accumulate some cultural capital w/CAPITAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY. In stock now.

Come accumulate some cultural capital w/CAPITAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY. In stock now.

nyrbclassics:

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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!

Let’s talk about leaves.

Let’s talk about leaves.

George Prochnik’s THE IMPOSSIBLE EXILE: STEFAN ZWEIG AT THE END OF THE WORLD drops from otherpress on May 6. We invite you to get as excited as we are w/this piece he did for huffingtonpost!

Big ol’ congratulations, high-fives, & champagne toasts to the Best Translated Book Awards Winner & Runners-Up!

WINNER:

SEIOBO THERE BELOW by Laszlo Krasznahorkai, trans. by Ottilie Mulzet, published by newdirectionspublishing

RUNNERS-UP:

THE AFRICAN SHORE by Rodrigo Rey Rosa, trans. by Jeffrey Gray, published by yalepress

A TRUE NOVEL by Minae Mizumura, trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter, published by otherpress

(all titles link to ordering info & summaries!)

Poetry for for yr pocket, from City Lights.

Poetry for for yr pocket, from City Lights.

Can we get an AMEN?!

Can we get an AMEN?!

"I lie back on the bed and listen to the sounds of Easter—the optimist’s holiday, the holiday with the suburbs in mind, the day for all those with sunny dispositions and a staunch belief in the middle view, a tiny, tidy holiday to remember sweetly and indistinctly as the very same day through all your life."

- Richard Ford in The Sportswriter

(Happy Easter, no matter where you are are what your views!)