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Love these Bob Eckstein drawings of his favorite bookstores in New York! Can’t wait for the second installment! via The New Yorker

An Igloo made of Books by Miler Lagos

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regardingphilly:

Inside a Victorian house sandwiched between two greek fraternity houses is one of the best bookstores in Philadelphia. Remarkably well curated, A House of Our Own is stuffed with volumes of excellent quality and content at very reasonable prices. 

Spread over two full floors, the bookstore has some new volumes, but features a stunning selection of used books on a wide range of topics. On a recent visit I walked away with a four volume set of books for which I’d been searching more than a year. Bookstores from D.C. to Baltimore, Boston to New York (and even Baldwin’s Book Barn) had let me down, but A House of Our Own came through with a pristine set at a great price.

I highly recommend several hours at this fantastic bookstore. A House of Our Own is located at 3902 Spruce Street, on the edge of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus.

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Missing Reels galleys just arrived in the Overlook office! Be sure to check out author Farran Smith Nehme’s blog Self-Styled Siren for more information and don’t miss the kind words Clive James has said about Farran and her work: “In being so comprehensive, yet so easily readable, she is helping to set the standards of a new critical medium.”
Getting ready for BEA! Be sure to stop by The Overlook Press booth!

Congratulations MATT WHYMAN for winning the 2014 Angus Book Award for his novel THE SAVAGES

THE SAVAGES is a uniquely crafted book about social mores, resilience, and forging your own way – amidst a family of cavalier cannibals! 

The Savage family hides an unusual secret until private detective Vernon English discovers the truth behind the tight-knit family’s predatory tastes; but that’s not all the family is hiding. From mother Angelica’s compulsive shopping habits, father Titus’ suspicious business dealings, 12-year-old Ivan’s dangerous pranks, and teenage daughter Sasha’s rebellious relationship with a vegetarian, there’s more to the Savages than meets the eye. This darkly funny masterpiece of mystery, family values, and murder, can’t be missed.

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald (via unexposedexposae)

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“The object of all good literature is to purge the soul of its petty troubles.”

—   Summer Lightning, P.G. Wodehouse (via ameliapeabodyemerson)
"An ambiguous terror, in truth attractive on some level: to lay yourself open to the cruelties and mercies and whims of other people."—Beautiful Fools, R. Clifton Spargo’s novel illuminating the love that couldn’t heal F. Scott and Zelda’s brokenness

"An ambiguous terror, in truth attractive on some level: to lay yourself open to the cruelties and mercies and whims of other people."—Beautiful FoolsR. Clifton Spargo’s novel illuminating the love that couldn’t heal F. Scott and Zelda’s brokenness

This Elizabeth Drew Interview About Covering Watergate was Amazing.

wnyc:

Take a listen.