New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks

This week I read a book by a French cartoonist called The Mental Load.  It’s both a feminist education and the story of the artist’s own journey toward feminism, beginning with the mental load of managing a household and covering topics such as cutting a woman’s perineum during childbirth without her consent and the inevitable … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks

We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves – Review

There's a lot of talk about data and algorithms in mainstream discourse these days. Even if you don't follow data scientists and digital media scholars on Twitter (like I do), you'll be hard-pressed to find someone with a social media account that hasn't at least heard about the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal. *Here's a good primer … Continue reading We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves – Review

Bookseller Review: ‘The Future’ by Neil Hilborn

Jade, one of our booksellers, was stuck in a reading rut. Luckily, poet Neil Hilborn pulled her out of it. Check out her review of his book, The Future, below.  We’ve all been there, right? Stuck in a reading rut, the precarious jenga tower of books on your bedside table just screaming at you that … Continue reading Bookseller Review: ‘The Future’ by Neil Hilborn

Found in Translation: Snow by Orhan Pamuk

  by Razieh Snow (Kar) by Orhan Pamuk Snow is a novel of many different layers. It is a mystery, a portrayal of a socio/cultural change of a country en route to modernization, and a challenge of different political/religious popular views. There is also an interesting layer of symmetry in original title “Kar”, the protagonist’s … Continue reading Found in Translation: Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Bookseller Review: Affections

by Gregory Day and Eugenia Vela There is this story that is wild unto itself and forgotten by time. It is a story of strong wills and neglect. This story spans from the empirical ego of the Nazi Party in Germany to the socialist struggles in 1960s Bolivia. Leni Riefenstahl’s illustrious documentaries, Che Guevara’s Nancahuazu … Continue reading Bookseller Review: Affections

Booksellers recommend: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

We're all really enjoying Anne Helen Petersen's collection of essays, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, and can't wait to have her here in just a week on July 19th at 7pm. Check out our reviews and come join us! I've enjoyed Anne Helen Petersen's essays on Buzzfeed, so it was great to read this interesting … Continue reading Booksellers recommend: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

Bookseller Review: GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON

Happy book birthday to Gabe Hudson and Gork, the Teenage Dragon! Hudson will be here Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm to talk about his new book.   After a meeting where booksellers are pitched books coming out in the upcoming months, my fellow booksellers and I shuffled through boxes filled with books to choose from. The colorful … Continue reading Bookseller Review: GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON