mythologyofblue:

And it grows, the vain
summer,
even for us with our
bright green sins:

behold the dry guest,
the wind,
as it stirs up quarrels
among magnolia boughs

and plays its serene
tune on
the prows of all the leaves—
and then is gone,

leaving the leaves
still there,
the tree still green, but breaking
the heart of the air.

-Carlo Betocchi, ”Summer”, trans. by Geoffrey Brock + +

Reblogged from Mythology of Blue
Every day is a masterpiece, even if it crushes you.
— Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness (on sale in paperback 7/29)
DID Y’ALL HEAR? We’re hosting John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats at Lincoln Hall on 10/07/14! If you’d like to hear him talk about his moving new novel Wolf in White Van, get your tickets at lincolnhallchicago.com ! #themountaingoats #johndarnielle (at Unabridged Bookstore)

DID Y’ALL HEAR? We’re hosting John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats at Lincoln Hall on 10/07/14! If you’d like to hear him talk about his moving new novel Wolf in White Van, get your tickets at lincolnhallchicago.com ! #themountaingoats #johndarnielle (at Unabridged Bookstore)

He might be famous for finding it, true—but if fame takes away the thing it celebrates, then Sebastien would prefer the inspired silence. We’re all famous in our own hearts anyway.
— Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness (on sale in paperback 7/29)
randomhouse:

eightcookies:

Whose face should be on the $100 bill? Joan Didion.
(context)

Uh, obviously. It’s all about the Didions.

randomhouse:

eightcookies:

Whose face should be on the $100 bill?

Joan Didion.

(context)

Uh, obviously. It’s all about the Didions.

Reblogged from Politics & Prose
arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963

 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

Reblogged from Open Books Store
Us being us.

Us being us.

Reblogged from Where are the books ?
lastnightsreading:

Julia Fierro at Astoria Bookstore, 7/15/14

lastnightsreading:

Julia Fierro at Astoria Bookstore, 7/15/14

Reblogged from Last Night's Reading
calumet412:

Advertisement for the Chicago and Alton RR, service to St. Louis and Kansas City, 1878, Chicago.
The ad calls out the “Palace Reclining Chairs” as a perk of the cars used on its railroad.
Note that the Chicago and Alton route is outlined on the side and front of the recliner.

calumet412:

Advertisement for the Chicago and Alton RR, service to St. Louis and Kansas City, 1878, Chicago.

The ad calls out the “Palace Reclining Chairs” as a perk of the cars used on its railroad.

Note that the Chicago and Alton route is outlined on the side and front of the recliner.

Reblogged from CALUMET 412
rachelfershleiser:

Sean is a consistently generous and sympathetic hero, and if the novel’s closing pages substitute ambiguity for plainspokenness, they highlight the book’s theme of finding things worth living for within physical and psychological despair. A pop culture–infused novel that thoughtfully and nonjudgmentally considers the dark side of nerddom.
(via WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle | Kirkus)
Starred Kirkus for Wolk in White Van by John Darnielle!

THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD COME TO OUR EVENT WITH JOHN DARNIELLE
http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

rachelfershleiser:

Sean is a consistently generous and sympathetic hero, and if the novel’s closing pages substitute ambiguity for plainspokenness, they highlight the book’s theme of finding things worth living for within physical and psychological despair. A pop culture–infused novel that thoughtfully and nonjudgmentally considers the dark side of nerddom.

(via WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle | Kirkus)

Starred Kirkus for Wolk in White Van by John Darnielle!

THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD COME TO OUR EVENT WITH JOHN DARNIELLE

http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

Reblogged from You Rach You Lose
Bye then. Bye. Pulling off pulling off for the city. Leaving that. Go back. All you behind. Put breath back in my body. Right now. Next now. What I’ll be?

A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING, Eimear McBride (via jennirl)

WE LOOOOOVED this book so much. Releases on 9/9/14!

Things just got a lot more delicious here for #chicagobookstoreday with @chicagodiner & @katshotcakes! #YUM (at Unabridged Bookstore)

Things just got a lot more delicious here for #chicagobookstoreday with @chicagodiner & @katshotcakes! #YUM (at Unabridged Bookstore)

unabridgedbookstore:

Chicago Independent Bookstore Day July 12, 2014!
Special collector’s puzzle designed by Lilli Carre. Check chicagobookstoreday.com for more info.


Today today today today!

unabridgedbookstore:

Chicago Independent Bookstore Day July 12, 2014!

Special collector’s puzzle designed by Lilli Carre. Check chicagobookstoreday.com for more info.

Today today today today!