bookoisseur asked: WHY IS THE STAFF OF WORD SO AWESOME? Do you still have copies of Humans of New York? I'll be in tomorrow. I really want to read Ready Player One for the first time again. Can you make that happen?
1) Aww shucks! We absorb it from our customers.
2) We do! We’ve got lots of Humans of New York actually, COME ONE COME ALL.
3) Our time machine is currently out of service, alas, but a good secondary plan is making someone ELSE read it for the first time and sitting there while they read it and every time they laugh, yell “WAIT WHICH PART ARE YOU ON???”
WHICH PART ARE YOU ON???
Yumi Sakugawa at Skylight Books! Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm.
Stocked up on books for some winter readin’! The Goldfinch, HONY, Hyperbole and a Half, Hip Hop Family Tree: I’ve never felt more connected to Tumblr and the world. It feeeeeeels good.
YOU GUYS!! It’s ALIVE! The NPR Book Concierge is at your service — see what we’ve been working on the past few months, and more importantly, see our favorite books of 2013 in a fantastic new clickable searchable playable-with format.
(If you really, REALLY miss our lists, here’s why we decided to do something a little different this year)
What a whirlwind it’s been for the first month of Alternate Histories of the World's release! From our tour of video & music programs that helped inspire the book to meeting people and seeing fan's reactions, it's been quite a trip. Monsters! Robots! Zombies! Oh my! They're all here, rampaging through history!
Give the gift of a book a month with a membership to the NYRB Classics Book Club. It’s cheap, includes plenty of varied reading, and all the books are good we swear!
from the Random House Tumblr
The first day I started Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, sometime in late July 2012, thirty people liked or shared it almost immediately. I was ecstatic. Thirty! I was making myself a sandwich in the kitchen and ran into my bedroom halfway through to reload the page and see if the number had gone up. I remember thinking, This could be something. This is somewhat embarrassing, but those people had found the Tumblr because I’d tagged the very first post with “feminism.”
Aw, Tim is the best!