theparisreview:

“Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” The secret of life and love, according to Ray Bradbury. (via)

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slaughterhouse90210:

“I may do some good before I am dead—be a sort of success as a frightful example of what not to do; and so illustrate a moral story.” ―Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

slaughterhouse90210:

“I may do some good before I am dead—be a sort of success as a frightful example of what not to do; and so illustrate a moral story.”
―Thomas Hardy,
Jude the Obscure

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bookriot:

Bookish tees and so much more. Get some Book Fetish up in your day!

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There was
no night.

The night was in my head.

— Louise Glück, from Landscape (via mirroir)
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citylit-books:

Tonight at 6:30, Curbside Splendor Publishing and Chicago’s own Bill Hillmann will be here to talk about his novel, The Old Neighborhood.
The Old Neighborhood is the story of a bright and sensitive teen, named Joe Walsh who is the youngest member of a big, mixed-race Chicago family. After Joe witnesses his heroin-addicted oldest brother commit a brutal gangland murder, his friends and loved ones systematically drag him deeper into a black pit of violence that reaches a bloody impasse when his eldest sister begins dating a rival gang member.Bill Hillmann is a writer and storyteller from Chicago. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Newcity, Salon.com, and broadcast on NPR. He’s told stories around the world with the Windy City Story Slam. Hillmann is a Union Construction Laborer and an elite bull-runner in Spain.Curbside Splendor Publishing produces books and literary journals digitally and in print, and presents literary events at various venues throughout Chicago. Curbside’s books have received national praise from the likes of The Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Tribune.

We would go if we could!

citylit-books:

Tonight at 6:30, Curbside Splendor Publishing and Chicago’s own Bill Hillmann will be here to talk about his novel, The Old Neighborhood.

The Old Neighborhood is the story of a bright and sensitive teen, named Joe Walsh who is the youngest member of a big, mixed-race Chicago family. After Joe witnesses his heroin-addicted oldest brother commit a brutal gangland murder, his friends and loved ones systematically drag him deeper into a black pit of violence that reaches a bloody impasse when his eldest sister begins dating a rival gang member.

Bill Hillmann is a writer and storyteller from Chicago. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Newcity, Salon.com, and broadcast on NPR. He’s told stories around the world with the Windy City Story Slam. Hillmann is a Union Construction Laborer and an elite bull-runner in Spain.

Curbside Splendor Publishing produces books and literary journals digitally and in print, and presents literary events at various venues throughout Chicago. Curbside’s books have received national praise from the likes of The Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Tribune.

We would go if we could!

harperperennial:

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.

abramsbooks:

Happy book birthday to Migrant by José Manuel Mateo, illustrated by Javier Martínez Pedro! 

In Migrant, a Mexican boy tells of his journey to the U.S. with his family. The narrative is accompanied by one long, beautifully vivid illustration reminis­cent of pre-Hispanic codices, packaged as an accordion-style foldout frieze.

Read the an incredible interview with author.

We have this in stock and it is basically the most beautiful thing ever.

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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.
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slaughterhouse90210:

We think, in our youth, we are the centre of the universe, but we simply respond, go this way or that by accident, survive or improve by the luck of the draw, with little choice or determination on our part.”― Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

slaughterhouse90210:

We think, in our youth, we are the centre of the universe, but we simply respond, go this way or that by accident, survive or improve by the luck of the draw, with little choice or determination on our part.”
― Michael Ondaatje,
Divisadero

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
— Margaret Atwood (via scout)
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calumet412:

Untitled, 1957, Chicago. Vivian Maier

calumet412:

Untitled, 1957, Chicago. Vivian Maier

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theparisreview:

Robertson Davies, The Art of Fiction No. 107

theparisreview:

Robertson Davies, The Art of Fiction No. 107

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