THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE BOOKSHOP…
https://instagram.com/p/BVpQs2KA32B/ – Join Sara Jewell today for a book reading!
https://instagram.com/p/BVmvngzAKa7/ – Join us tomorrow for a book reading by Sara Jewell!
https://instagram.com/p/BVkdz0Ug_49/ – come check out our Canada Day display!
Change is hard.
“He’d wake the kids up in the middle of the night and pile them into the car – which was full of hot chocolate and cookies – and drive them up the road in the English countryside where they lived. Then they’d walk in to the woods in their pajamas to look for badgers.”
https://instagram.com/p/BVcXcErAmml/ – Mary Corkery’s reading is today at 2pm! Enjoy the peaceful drizzle of the rain to the sound of her beautiful poetry!
https://instagram.com/p/BVZvT5PAeFY/ – Join us tomorrow for a book reading by Mary Corkery!
Haskell said that her “interest in running a business is as much about the community-development aspect as it is about books,” and that the C.S.B. has helped to strengthen that part of her work. Lethem agreed. “It’s like a form of collective self-possession to say, We want our bookstore to thrive in a town,” he said. “It’s a form of politics, really. It’s saying, We make our world, so let’s make a good one.”
List: Excerpts from James Comey’s Opening Statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee or from Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day?
“Excerpts from James Comey’s opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee or from Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’?” By Nick Asbury
“The store’s biggest shortcoming, though, is that it is so clearly not intended for people who read regularly. I normally walk into a bookstore and shop the way a person might shop for clothes: I know what I like, what generally works for me, what new styles I might be ready to try. It was a strange feeling, on Thursday, to do laps around a bookstore without feeling a single unexpected thrill. There were no wild cards, no deep cuts, no oddballs—just books that were already best-sellers, pieces of clothing I knew wouldn’t fit me or that I already owned.”
Here are some photos from Mark Oakley’s “Stardrop” launch from May 30! Stop by the bookshop to pick up a copy!
Another amazing Kickstarter project, this one by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers: “The letterpress codex at the heart of DOC/UNDOC features performance scripts that draw on MacArthur Genius Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s experience as an immigrant and his ruminations on the political, geographic, social and psychological borders separating the United States and Mexico. Award-winning book artist Felicia Rice incorporated these scripts/rants/poems into her own sketches, type treatments, and letterpress techniques to create a series of enigmatic, multilayered, double-page prints. In order to achieve the lush, seemingly multidimensional effect of these page spreads, each sheet of paper was run through Rice’s Vandercook printing press over one hundred times for each color(up to 3,000 times total!) as Felicia masterfully layered on the type, ink, and imagery.”
Yesterday, Dr. Patricia P. Grover Dix dropped off a few copies of her newest book, “Touched by Grace,” stop by to take a look!
Mark and his original artwork that will be raffled off! All proceeds will be going to L’Arche. Event is at 7pm tonight at the Al Whittle Theatre!
Tonight’s the night! Please join us as we celebrate the tenth anniversary (and publication of the third volume) of the comic strip STARDROP by Mark Oakley, who will be in conversation with Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities. 7pm at the Al Whittle Theatre, tickets are $2 and available at the bookshop or at the door. An original piece of Mark’s artwork will be raffled off in support of L’Arche Solidarity. Books will be available but no purchase necessary to attend. Hope to see you there! Please share this event with anyone you think might be interested!
Happening tonight at the bookshop! 7pm, bring your own snacks and drinks! Free, and all are welcome!
“For the last two years, while #teachevolution ricocheted harmlessly through the digital echo-chamber, [artist Jenifer] Wightman has been using the master’s font to footnote the master text, convincing the most august libraries on the planet, including the Vatican’s own Apostolic Library, to add a page of Darwinian science to Christianity’s origin of the species. Were it packaged as an app or a Twitter feed, you might call her project disruptive. But because it’s print— hand-printed letterpress no less—it is somehow even more subversive.”
Tonight, 6:30pm! Ruth Abernethy, the sculptor behind Wolfville’s Vernon T. Smith sculpture in the Waterfront Park, will be here at the bookshop presenting her book “Life and Bronze.” No purchase necessary to attend the event. Please share with anyone you think might be interested in learning about Ruth’s work!