BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations

Amistad Books is encouraging readers to purchase any two books by Black writers between June 14th and June 20th. The goal is to blackout bestsellers lists with Black voices and demonstrate the power of Black publishing. We've gathered some bookseller favorites in case you needed some ideas. We also encourage you to buy from a … Continue reading BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations

Celebrating Black Art (Part 1)

Our first blog post celebrating Black art brings you a plethora of bookseller blurbs for a select number of recent fiction and nonfiction titles we couldn't get enough of. Each title delivers exciting, urgent narratives by the Black voices that are defining our literary landscape—bridging experiences across racial, sexual, geographic lines. Read what our booksellers … Continue reading Celebrating Black Art (Part 1)

BAD FEMINIST: Colloquial and Profound

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay ~post by Katie P. One of Roxane Gay’s most pronounced strengths, as a writer, critic, and speaker, is her ability to traverse the space between colloquialism and profound insight. She uses both casual language and complex theory to make profound statements, and wields both confidently. Her new collection of essays, … Continue reading BAD FEMINIST: Colloquial and Profound

Sheila Heti & Roxane Gay Talk Twitter

Two of our favorite authors, Sheila Heti and Roxane Gay, talked to one another as part of Heti's What Would Twitter Do? series on The Believer blog. If you're a fan of Roxane Gay, you know she's a mighty popular, and active, author on Twitter. Their conversation digs into her relationship with the social medium and the role … Continue reading Sheila Heti & Roxane Gay Talk Twitter

2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List Announced!

The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List was announced last week, and there are a lot of great books included. We've already been buzzing about a few of them at the store and certainly don't envy the judges when it comes to picking one winner from the bunch! While we wait for the announcements of … Continue reading 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List Announced!

Roxane Gay: A Night of “Startling Contrasts”

~post by Katie P. Roxane Gay is both a product of her time and timeless. When she stopped by BookPeople to celebrate the release of her latest novel, An Untamed State, RGay (as  she’s known on Twitter) engaged her audience in an excellent, thorough discussion that included both celebrity gossip (Solange and Jay-Z did what??) … Continue reading Roxane Gay: A Night of “Startling Contrasts”