Forty years of elephants in flight

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Peter Quinn reading from DRY BONES at the San Francisco Library earlier this year! 

Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Michael Dean | Stephanie Renee dos Santos | Historical Novel Society

"Novels are about emotion. I had an instinctive emotional response to Hogarth as a man and as an artist."—Michael Dean

Wonderful interview with Michael Dean, author of I, Hogarth for the Historical Novels Society!

Tonight at 7:30 Wesley Stace, author of Wonderkid, is going to be interviewing John Waters about his new book Carsick at the Free Library of Phildelphia, man oh man why don’t I live in Philly! 

The Cover Contessa: Blog Tour: The Savages by Matt Whyman @mattwhyman @BookNerdTours

Matt Whyman’s blog tour for THE SAVAGES is off to an amazing start! Check out this interview he did with The Cover Contessa!

NYPL Book Notes from the Underground: June 2014

Some local love for Christina Nichol’s Waiting for the Electricity!


Take me to all the bookstores.

(Source: BuzzFeed, via politicsprose)

“And my last words shall be these — that it is only from the inmost silences of the heart that we know the world for what it is, and ourselves for what the world has made us.”


Siegfried Sassoon, Sherston’s Progress (Part 3 of the Sherston Trilogy)

Friday Final Lines | Every Friday, we offer the closing lines of a Penguin Classic to finish up the workweek. Throughout June we’re celebrating the literature of the Great War in honor of its centennial.

(via classicpenguin)

Love Siegfried Sassoon! Check out Jean Moorcroft Wilson’s epic biography to learn more about him!

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

via fer1972

(via pantheonbooks)


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.

(via teachingliteracy)