Everybody needs a laugh, Uriel included. He's looking forward to the joy of a new Phoebe Robinson essay collection later this year! 2020 was messy, and if you're still mad about it: join the club. I'm personally over folks trying to make sense of it (S___ is f'ed!), but if there's anyone's commentary I want to hear, it's Phoebe … Continue reading Books I’m Excited About: ‘Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes’
Make room on your shelves: this final row of new releases in April demands your attention. Amy Kobuchar takes on big tech in her new book, the spiritual leader Sadhguru helps you find peace and tranquility, while Carrie Fountain provides the perfect coda to National Poetry Month. And there's so much more, too. Scroll down … Continue reading Turn the Page: New Releases this Week (4/27)
Hey friends! We're all looking for a laugh right now, so we rounded up some of our booksellers' go-to funny reads. Every title is linked to our website, where you can get free shipping thru 3/22. You can also call us at 512-472-5050 for curbside pick-up, or to chat with a bookseller for other funny … Continue reading Keeping it Light with Funny Reads!
In Turpentine, Alia Volz recounts her childhood with an artist mother. It is a short, beautiful story centered around the scent of the turpentine her mother used while painting. "When the muse is gorged and satisfied, it will abandon her body like a used rubber glove, leaving her saggy and deflated, a formless, useless biohazard. My mom … Continue reading weekend reading
The (completely wonderful) Austin based small press, A Strange Object, launched their online magazine (Covered With Fur) this week!!! This is very exciting news. Check out their fiction, Are You Running Away?, by Bess Winter, and their not-fiction, Dear Albert, Dear Allison, by Ander Monson, in this week's issue. Alia Volz's essay, In Any Light, is about a childhood spent … Continue reading Weekend Reading
Bad Feminist, the new collection of essays by our hero, Roxane Gay, is officially on shelves today and we're here to share some serious bookseller love: Julie: "From Scrabble tournaments to Sweet Valley High to the power of privilege, Roxane Gay's essays tear open our modern world and demand we dig deeper into our cultural experience. She lays … Continue reading Bookseller Love for BAD FEMINIST
Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney Reviewed by Steve(n) Through his singular blend of viscerally silly humor and haunting, abject honesty, Rob Delaney has bottled comedy lightning – the special type of lightning that only strikes clowns and John Turturro. His absurd one liners and brutally concise … Continue reading #ROBDELANEY: Techno-Future Comedy Lightning
_____________________________________________ HARDCOVER FICTION JUST ONE EVIL ACT by ELIZABETH GEORGE Bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than … Continue reading New Releases – 10/15