We’re hiring!

communitybookstore:

We’re hiring a part-time events assistant! If you love book events, are comfortable talking to large groups of strangers, and want to work with a belligerent cat, this might be the job for you. Contact Stephanie at events@communitybookstore.net for more information. 

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If you live in New York you should apply! Awesome store. Awesome cat. Wear shin guards.

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booksmatter:

Among many other reasons to love Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (Knopf, 9/9/14), this perfect epigraph by Polish poet Czesław Miłosz.

booksmatter:

Among many other reasons to love Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (Knopf, 9/9/14), this perfect epigraph by Polish poet Czesław Miłosz.

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Come out for an evening that will be filled with ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight. Alan Cumming will be in conversation with former Chicago Magazine editor, Richard Babcock.
A signing will follow the event!
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-alan-cumming-tickets-12963870285

Come out for an evening that will be filled with ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight. Alan Cumming will be in conversation with former Chicago Magazine editor, Richard Babcock.

A signing will follow the event!

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-alan-cumming-tickets-12963870285

rachelfershleiser:

(via https://twitter.com/vintagebooks/status/514075805023240192)
Okay this is pretty great. But also maybe some should just say “OVE IT”?

WE neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this!

rachelfershleiser:

(via https://twitter.com/vintagebooks/status/514075805023240192)

Okay this is pretty great.
But also maybe some should just say “OVE IT”?

WE neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this!

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lastnightsreading:

Leslie Jamison at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Leslie Jamison at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

Reblogged from Last Night's Reading
<3 this city.

<3 this city.

Reblogged from Gapers Block
Tags: chicago
I have made one bad real estate decision after another my entire life. Knowing this, I made a lot of effort to consult people who I believe to be intelligent in real estate. It made no difference. I made the worst decision of my life. Even if you’re moving to an apartment that turns out being OK, like last time, which was only four years ago, if you have 10,000 books, it’s a difficult undertaking. The more that you mention this to people, even if people know about it, the more you are criticized for having 10,000 books. I finally said to somebody the other day, “You know what? They are books. It’s not like I am running an opium den for children. There’s nothing wrong with that — you may not want to have that, you may think that’s crazy, but you cannot have a moral objection to this.” Even real estate agents would say to me, “If you got rid of the books, you wouldn’t need such a big apartment.” And I would say, “Yes that’s true, but what if I had four children? Would you say, ‘Why don’t you put them in storage, because you can’t really afford an apartment for them?’” Basically my whole life, I’ve paid for these books. Buying them is nothing, but housing them is hard because they need a giant apartment. People say, “Why do you need such a big apartment — do you throw a lot of parties?” No. It’s for the books. I believe books to be the perfect companion. They’re very good-looking, they’re there when you need them, but it’s not just the books. It’s where they live, which is in bookcases with glass doors. I only put them in cases with glass doors because dust is very bad for books.

Fran Lebowitz in Paper Magazine lays down the righteous love (via moresongsaboutbuildings)

“If you got rid of the books, you wouldn’t need such a big apartment.” And I would say, “Yes that’s true, but what if I had four children? Would you say, ‘Why don’t you put them in storage, because you can’t really afford an apartment for them?’”” <3<3<3

pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.
Fight evil. Read books.

pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.

Fight evil. Read books.

Reblogged from Pantheon Books
lastnightsreading:

Julie Otsuka at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Julie Otsuka at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

Reblogged from Last Night's Reading
Reblogged from Where are the books ?
readpenguin:

First line Friday: The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde 
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Staggering into autumn like split-lipped boxers,

we call ourselves triumphant –

arms raised high,

shoes soggy in the gutter after

street-sweeping season.

We begin to pray,

begin to say grace at meals with friends –

heartfelt devotions to the goddess of harvest,

to whatever great spirit can keep us

warm and safe as the sun retreats.

We owe Her our dreams.
Reblogged from Gapers Block
jasmined:


NOW, THEREFORE, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do, hereby proclaim September 23, 2014 to be DAVID BOWIE DAY IN CHICAGO in recognition of the incredible work of David Bowie and urge all Chicagoans to enjoy David Bowie Is at the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art.

David Bowie Gets His Own Holiday In Chicago – Flavorwire

jasmined:

NOW, THEREFORE, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do, hereby proclaim September 23, 2014 to be DAVID BOWIE DAY IN CHICAGO in recognition of the incredible work of David Bowie and urge all Chicagoans to enjoy David Bowie Is at the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art.
David Bowie Gets His Own Holiday In Chicago – Flavorwire
Reblogged from Gapers Block
randomhouse:

scribnerbooks:

this photo is everything.

randomhouse:

scribnerbooks:

this photo is everything.

Reblogged from Random House