Okay kids, we're keeping it short and sweet this week. Demetri Martin's due in the store in a few hours and we have some running around to do. Here's the week's news in a nutshell: Natalie Portman's dad is self-publishing a thriller about fertility: Misconception. Amazon released its first-quarter earnings statement and it looks like … Continue reading As the Book World Turns….
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we're pleased to announce the third and final winner of our Poetry Giveaway, held in honor of National Poetry Month......Sheree! Sheree's favorite poem is Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines, by Pablo Neruda. Sheree, you are now the owner of a signed broadside of the Billy Collins poem … Continue reading Poetry Giveaway Winner #3! ‘Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines,’ by Pablo Neruda
Last night we had the pleasure of hosting the incomparable Mary Roach as she tours the country for her book about outerspace and the people who go there, Packing for Mars, which is now out in paperback (we have signed copies, as well as signed copies of Stiff, Spook, and Bonk, FYI.) Here are some … Continue reading Mary Roach, We Love You
The second winner of our Poetry Giveaway is......Mark! Mark's favorite poem is Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens. Tell them what he wins, Johnny - Mark is now the owner of a lovely broadside of the poem Aubade by Amanda Jernigan, which is paired on its thick paper with an original … Continue reading Poetry Giveaway – Winner #2! ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’ by Wallace Stevens
The results are in and the first winner of our poetry giveaway is....drum roll please.....Becky L.! Her favorite poem is Nirvana by Charles Bukowski, which you can find in the collections The Last Night of the Earth (Ecco, 2002) and Run With the Hunted (Ecco, 1994.) Becky, please get in touch with us via email@example.com … Continue reading We Have a Winner! ‘Nirvana,’ by Charles Bukowski
It took all month, but we finally found a Bukowski poem clean enough to post in this public forum (there are kids out there, we like to be careful.) Today's poem of the day is Girl In a Miniskirt Reading the Bible Outside My Window, originally published in the collection Mockingbird Wish Me Luck and … Continue reading Poem of the Day: ‘Girl In a Miniskirt Reading the Bible Outside My Window,’ by Charles Bukowski
Thanks to everyone who's been sharing their favorite poems with us. We have a lot to choose from for our giveaway. We'll post our first winner tomorrow, so stay tuned! In the mean time, keep the poems coming! We’re giving away three different poetry broadsides (pictured above), including one signed by Billy Collins. It's easy … Continue reading Poetry Giveaway! – Day 2
From the desk (or dark, dusty alley) of MysterPeople's Scott Montgomery: One of our most popular mystery authors, Craig Johnson, is working with A&E as they develop his Sheriff Walt Longmire series into a show. The pilot begins shooting in at the end of April in Las Vegas, which is filling in for Absoroka County, … Continue reading Craig Johnson Talks to MysteryPeople
All month long we've been polling staff here to find out everyone's favorite poems, and now we want to hear from YOU - what's your all-time favorite poem? Which piece of verse do you find yourself returning to again and again? If you were trapped on a desert island with only one poem in your … Continue reading Poetry Giveaway!
Today's poem of the day for this final week of National Poetry Month (oh, where does the time go?) is one from E. E. Cummings, that master manipulator of language: i carry your heart with me(i carry it in. One of the most prolific and experimental poets of the twentieth century, Cummings cultivated a distinct … Continue reading Poem of the Day: ‘i carry your heart with me(i carry it in’ by e. e. cummings