Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!
All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.
This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.
All the best,
CORPUS LIBRIS FOREVER!
The Secret Lives of Sports Fans by Eric Simons at WORD
Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books
The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books
Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD
Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books
In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books
Can we please acknowledge how tight this is? Like, more than just holding up a book cover with a body part on it in front of another person. Everything lines up, is in porportion. Bow.
Writers: Have you ever taken pictures of the weird, extreme, radical things you do to revise your work? Dramatically marked-up pages? Cut-up pages, index cards, post-its on the wall? I want to show my students how intensively - and inventively - professional writers revise their work. Email me with anything you have.
(I’d also love if you’d reblog this.)
Before there was Z, there was Zelda. Nancy Milford’s biography brings alive the tormented, elusive personality of Zelda Sayre and clarifies as never before her relationship with Scott Fitzgerald. Our executive managing editor, Dori, highly recommends it as your go-to source for the Fitzgeralds, as Zelda’s perspective, that of a gifted, despairing woman, sheds new light on the Jazz Age couple.
The is my final reminder that our staff picks are $1.99 each until tomorrow, then we’re clearing the shelf. Get ‘em hot while you can!
What doesn’t end tomorrow is our ask box: if you’ve read any of our staff picks and have questions or comments (or I suppose, even if you haven’t), you can reach any of us here.