CAPITAL in the age of mechanical reproduction.
(yes, it’s in stock: http://www.semcoop.com/book/9780674430006)

CAPITAL in the age of mechanical reproduction.

(yes, it’s in stock: http://www.semcoop.com/book/9780674430006)

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

image

"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:

image

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?!