Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi

Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, BookPeople bookseller Razieh Araghi talks about the importance of literature in translation. Read more from the series here. When I think back to my childhood, I see myself in different characters of the books … Continue reading Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi

New & Noteworthy Book Club Reads Stephen Florida

In high school, my brother Alan won the state heavyweight championship in his division. I was in college—he’s two years younger than I am—and I couldn’t make the championship, but my parents called in triumph to tell me the legendary tale. My brother had a move they called “The Hammer,” a magnificent feat of strength … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club Reads Stephen Florida

What We’re Reading This Week

Dog Symphony by Sam Munson A snarky & supercilious professor, specializing in prison architecture, travels to Buenos Aires for a conference that's really a front for a romantic liaison. When he locks himself out of his hotel, he finds the streets empty of people—but filled with thousands of dogs. Lucid, garish, austere, and hilarious. As … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week