Tuesday, April 15, 2014

taherehmafi:

ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!

xx

tahereh

OMG.

thebarnesandnoble:

Who knows which city this B&N is in?

Good morning Baltimooooore!

thebarnesandnoble:

Who knows which city this B&N is in?

Good morning Baltimooooore!

Monday, April 14, 2014

wattsay:

thelovelylifeofareader:

thebookishdragon:

booktown:

randomhouse:

seasighing:

Life tip: bring a book with you everywhere you go

Life pro tip: bring two, in case you finish the first one.

Bigger life pro tip: Bring a kobo/kindle with you everywhere so you have an entire library with you at all times. 

Ultimate life pro tip: live in a library and never ever leave. 

Supreme life tip: Become a library

Long live the new flesh.

Count the shadows.

strandbooks:

Marked passage, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, page 76.

Luckily, we know better.

Mmhmm.

Sunday, April 13, 2014
rachelfershleiser:

Bald Ryan Gosling at Housing Works.

Accurate.

rachelfershleiser:

Bald Ryan Gosling at Housing Works.

Accurate.

coverspy:

Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende (F, 30s, dyed black hair, wearing all black, C train)

Awww yeah, our deluxe modern classic edition. That’s all gold foil folks; you’ll definitely want to spy that paperback cover if you can.

coverspy:

Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende (F, 30s, dyed black hair, wearing all black, C train)

Awww yeah, our deluxe modern classic edition. That’s all gold foil folks; you’ll definitely want to spy that paperback cover if you can.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Look what you, you beautiful booksellers, librarians, and readers, have done: Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a full year!!

Thank you thank you thank you.

Friday, April 11, 2014
Ruth loved old movies too. She was nostalgic for a past in which she didn’t exist.

from Green Girl by Kate Zambreno (via readandbreathe)

Damn it, Kate.

housingworksbookstore:

We are very proud to announce the full schedule for the second annual Downtown Literary Festival on Sunday, April 13! The festival includes an opening party on Friday April 11 with free drinks and music, new-this-year children’s programming, and a full day of events at the Bowery Poetry Club, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and McNally Jackson. And then an after party at Von bar!
Full details at downtownliteraryfestival. Join us on Sunday, April 13 to celebrate the literary culture of downtown New York City!

Justin Taylor and Adam Wilson will be at McNally Jackson throughout the day, doling out literary advice.
At the Bowery Poetry Club, the high noon Fast Talking event features Baratunde Thurston’s How to Be Black, Francine Prose, and James Thurber.
At Housing Works at 2 pm, the Slaughterhouse 90210 event includes stories from Teddy Wayne and Adam Wilson.
And at 3 pm you can hit up the Bowery Poetry Club again to hear Francine Prose talk about the shifting literary landscape of downtown NYC.
BOOM. Sunday.

housingworksbookstore:

We are very proud to announce the full schedule for the second annual Downtown Literary Festival on Sunday, April 13! The festival includes an opening party on Friday April 11 with free drinks and music, new-this-year children’s programming, and a full day of events at the Bowery Poetry Club, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and McNally Jackson. And then an after party at Von bar!

Full details at downtownliteraryfestival. Join us on Sunday, April 13 to celebrate the literary culture of downtown New York City!

Justin Taylor and Adam Wilson will be at McNally Jackson throughout the day, doling out literary advice.

At the Bowery Poetry Club, the high noon Fast Talking event features Baratunde Thurston’s How to Be Black, Francine Prose, and James Thurber.

At Housing Works at 2 pm, the Slaughterhouse 90210 event includes stories from Teddy Wayne and Adam Wilson.

And at 3 pm you can hit up the Bowery Poetry Club again to hear Francine Prose talk about the shifting literary landscape of downtown NYC.

BOOM. Sunday.