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.

michaelrobbinspoet:

From behind the paywall, the little bark of my wit now lifts her sails

michaelrobbinspoet:

From behind the paywall, the little bark of my wit now lifts her sails

Truman Capote once said that you lose an IQ point for every year you spend on the West Coast. That may or may not be true, but we’d like to counter that by reminding you that you gain smarts with every book you read from that very same region. The Pacific side of the US has brought you the Beats, the noir of Raymond Chandler, the despair-laden fiction of Joan Didion and Bret Easton Ellis, and the indie publishing powerhouse McSweeney’s, among others. So let’s side aside the Capotean snark for a moment and lend our eyes to the best writing from the west.
Complete list of books/ordering info here.

Truman Capote once said that you lose an IQ point for every year you spend on the West Coast. That may or may not be true, but we’d like to counter that by reminding you that you gain smarts with every book you read from that very same region. The Pacific side of the US has brought you the Beats, the noir of Raymond Chandler, the despair-laden fiction of Joan Didion and Bret Easton Ellis, and the indie publishing powerhouse McSweeney’s, among others. So let’s side aside the Capotean snark for a moment and lend our eyes to the best writing from the west.

Complete list of books/ordering info here.