johndarnielle:

Pictured: me holding the hardback US edition of my novel, Wolf in White Van, on the day I got it from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: today, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Not to get all emotional with you but the first real ambition I ever had was to be an author. As a child I dreamt of seeing my name on book jackets. Now I am covering up most of that name with my hand, but yet refuse to re-take the picture, because I feel my deep-game goth powers are so strongly in evidence here that it must be shared as-is to give hope to both the revealed & the crypto-goths. 
Huge, huge thanks to all who brought me to this day - teachers, friends, all of you who’ve listened to my songs or read stuff I’ve written and connected with what you found there, who believed in me - may I always be worthy of your support!
Finally, because people will ask so why not get it out of the way up front: the lyric at the piano behind me is “Beyond the Mysterious Beyond” from The Land Before Time 7: The Stone of Cold Fire, a song which I can totally sing the hell out of, and you don’t have to take it from me, you can ask my son, who insists that I sing it at least eight times a day, which I do cheerfully and I’d do a ninth time, too, if he wanted, because, as I am always asking in my better moments, why the hell not. 

We’re hosting him! We’re hosting John Darnielle for his book tour! We are so flipping excited for October. Get your tickets Chicago! http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

johndarnielle:

Pictured: me holding the hardback US edition of my novel, Wolf in White Van, on the day I got it from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: today, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Not to get all emotional with you but the first real ambition I ever had was to be an author. As a child I dreamt of seeing my name on book jackets. Now I am covering up most of that name with my hand, but yet refuse to re-take the picture, because I feel my deep-game goth powers are so strongly in evidence here that it must be shared as-is to give hope to both the revealed & the crypto-goths. 

Huge, huge thanks to all who brought me to this day - teachers, friends, all of you who’ve listened to my songs or read stuff I’ve written and connected with what you found there, who believed in me - may I always be worthy of your support!

Finally, because people will ask so why not get it out of the way up front: the lyric at the piano behind me is “Beyond the Mysterious Beyond” from The Land Before Time 7: The Stone of Cold Fire, a song which I can totally sing the hell out of, and you don’t have to take it from me, you can ask my son, who insists that I sing it at least eight times a day, which I do cheerfully and I’d do a ninth time, too, if he wanted, because, as I am always asking in my better moments, why the hell not. 

We’re hosting him! We’re hosting John Darnielle for his book tour! We are so flipping excited for October. Get your tickets Chicago! http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-07-2014+John+Darnielle

chicagopubliclibrary:

#TBT: “Queen of the Motor Colony” 
A Chicago Examiner headline from August 1908: “Girl Dares Death in Auto Climbing.” You go, girl. 

chicagopubliclibrary:

#TBT: “Queen of the Motor Colony” 

A Chicago Examiner headline from August 1908: “Girl Dares Death in Auto Climbing.” You go, girl. 

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gapers:

mcachicago:

Adler Planetarium to host Bowie themed event
The Adler is also getting excited about the opening of David Bowie Is on Sep 23. Check out their After Dark event “Space Oddity,” which explores the intersections of art, science, and music with the From Voorwerps to Black Holes: Our Odd Universe exhibit, the Bowie Ball DJ Heaven Malone, and an Intergalactic Bowie Scavenger Hunt. More info here.

Everything’s coming up Bowie!

gapers:

mcachicago:

Adler Planetarium to host Bowie themed event

The Adler is also getting excited about the opening of David Bowie Is on Sep 23. Check out their After Dark event “Space Oddity,” which explores the intersections of art, science, and music with the From Voorwerps to Black Holes: Our Odd Universe exhibit, the Bowie Ball DJ Heaven Malone, and an Intergalactic Bowie Scavenger Hunt. More info here.

Everything’s coming up Bowie!

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In case you’re wondering where I disappeared to all night…

bluestockingbookworm:

bookphilia:

I made this damned bookmark for fun. :)

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this is amazing and I want 20.

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lastnightsreading:

Anna Shinoda at Bluestockings, 8/20/14

lastnightsreading:

Anna Shinoda at Bluestockings, 8/20/14

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vikingbooks:

Always judging other people’s bookshelves…

vikingbooks:

Always judging other people’s bookshelves…

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theparisreview:

Haruki Murakami at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.

theparisreview:

Haruki Murakami at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.

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harperperennial:

bookavore:

Hi. Talking about books on the Internet feels ridiculous to me right now, even though I am hiding in them (also Kardashians) constantly anymore, and many of them are quite good. You are already on the Internet, so you probably know about Bad Feminist, and about Roxane Gay, but let’s talk about it anyway. It is astonishingly good. It was the book I needed, and the book that you need. Even though I finished it about a week ago, and even though I read it on the plane, it’s somehow nested on my bedside table instead of the bookshelves. I like looking at it and pretending there are some essays inside that I haven’t read yet, like it’s the Internet in there, expanding and expanding! Never thought I would want a book to be more like the Internet.

We’re all just shouting, “Encore!”

harperperennial:

bookavore:

Hi. Talking about books on the Internet feels ridiculous to me right now, even though I am hiding in them (also Kardashians) constantly anymore, and many of them are quite good. You are already on the Internet, so you probably know about Bad Feminist, and about Roxane Gay, but let’s talk about it anyway. It is astonishingly good. It was the book I needed, and the book that you need. Even though I finished it about a week ago, and even though I read it on the plane, it’s somehow nested on my bedside table instead of the bookshelves. I like looking at it and pretending there are some essays inside that I haven’t read yet, like it’s the Internet in there, expanding and expanding! Never thought I would want a book to be more like the Internet.

We’re all just shouting, “Encore!”

hideback:

Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883)

Satan Resting on the Mountain, Paradise Lost, circa 1866

We currently have a gorgeous Doré monograph from his Musée d’Orsay exhibition: http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/book/9782081316430

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brooklinebooksmith:

vintageanchorbooks:

Whimsical GIFs from the Smithsonian Libraries

Follow them here.

The existence of this tumblr fills me with joy. 

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Kitty wants to read.

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The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.
— W. Somerset Maugham (via beckisbookshelf)
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