hey there, socially conscious bloggers!feminist press is happy to announce that for the next week, all domestic book orders (i.e.: those intended to be shipped in the USA) done ONLINE at feminist press.org will be shipped FREE OF COST.That means you can purchase any and all obligatory feminist literature without having to worry about pesky shipping fees! Fun for the whole family!
Tiphanie Yanique at BookCourt, 7/21/14Tiphanie was an NBF5 Under 35Honoree in 2010 for How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Her new novel, Land of Love and Drowning, is out now!
Huge news today! Dark Horse Comics will publish the sequel to FIGHT CLUB as a 10 part maxiseries, debuting in April 2015. Read all the details here:
Ideal Bookshelf 741: Isabel Allende (Spanish editions)
© Jane Mount
2014 / 20x24” / gouache & ink on paper
Ideal Bookshelf 742: Isabel Allende (English editions)
© Jane Mount
2014 / 20x24” / gouache & ink on paper
Very honored to paint all of Isabel Allende’s beautiful books, in both the English and Spanish editions! I first read The House of the Spirits in high school and was completely blown away by it. Personally, I think the Spanish versions are the lovelier of the two; they have such distinctive spines.
Friendship, California, and The Vacationers are all novels that are coming out in the next few months, all written by women I admire, all younger than I am, and all absolutely wonderful books I wholeheartedly recommend.
It makes me feel really, really good and happy about the world. A pre-order spree might make you feel good and happy too.
Big week for NYC book events starring Tumbling authors.
It’s State of Lit week on Dazed!
We want to see US Tumblrs which represent American literature at its most creative. Send us short stories, poems, sentences, words…
Submit your Tumblr here, with a short description and whereabouts in the US you are. Good luck!
T-minus FOUR HOURS until the LIVE chat with CHRIS COLFER!
scorchedangel said: I read The Orphan Master's Son based on your tweet about it and just wanted to say thank you! It was easily the best book I read this year, possibly ever! Got any more recommendation? :P
If you liked The Orphan Master’s Son, some other books I recommend:
An Unquiet State by Roxane Gay
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
Each of these novels (like Orphan Master’s Son) takes us to a place most of us don’t know well and makes it rich and vibrant and complicated and human.
My book comes out next Tuesday, July 22, and you can pre-order it here, but regardless of whether you pre-order it (although you still should, please, occasionally the publisher reminds me that part of the reason they are publishing the book is to actually sell copies of the book), you are hereby invited to the book party! It is at The POWERHOUSE Arena, a bookstore in Dumbo (37 Main St., Brooklyn, NY 11201) that is the only bookstore I’ve ever been inside that could legitimately lay claim to a name as sick as “The POWERHOUSE Arena.” Although pretty much every bookstore is sick in its own way, this one really is an arena.
The party is on Thursday, July 31from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and there will be an open bar with hard liquor as well as other kinds of alcohol. There will be DJ sets from Jon Caramanica (face all the way on the left), Sasha Frere-Jones (face next to his), and Tao Lin (face all the way on the right), and I will be “in conversation” with Jesse Cohen, one half of the band Tanlines and also the host of the podcast “No Effects.”
What I can promise is that if you come, you will have an amazing time, meet and make connections with people you will become close friends with, forge memories that will last for the rest of your life, and get trashed for free. This is all I can promise. I hope you will consider coming.
You may know the lovely and oh-so-generous literary citizen Amanda Bullock as the Director of Public Programming at Housing Works Books, but she is also the co-founder and co-organizer of the Moby-Dick Marathon (MDMNYC)!
This three-day marathon reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, will be held in New York City from November 14th - November 16th (Ishmael super-fans may recognize the 14th as the anniversary of the U.S. publication of the book). In the past, over one hundred and fifty people participated in the event, each reading ten-minute segments of the novel. Three independent bookstores around the city hosted the reading: WORD, Molasses Books, and of course the Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe.
This year, MDMNYC hopes to expand their venue options, hire photographers and web designers, print programs in color, and provide their guests with more spoons for clam chowder! And they’re asking (nicely) for your help.
Show your support for this incredible project by backing their Kickstarter campaign! To make donating even more of a no-brainer, the MDMNYC team has also lined up some unreal-cool incentives for anyone who backs this whale of a project. The entire novel in Litograph poster-form? Yes please.
You can even get a special edition STOCK TIPS: Chowder Zine!
this was one of my favorite things i ever did in NYC. I was one of the only people who stayed the whole time. I ate so much choweder omigod
Well that’s an endorsement!