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.

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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!

johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.
So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.
The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY
Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman
7:00 p.m.


9/18 – Durham, NC
Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701 
7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27607
7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN
Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN  37215
6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS
Thacker Mountain Radio
Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA
Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan
Make Out Room
7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90027
7:30 p.m.
10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street
Portland OR 97209
With Matt Fraction
7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO
The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO  80206
7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX
The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street
Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum
7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX
BookPeople
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX  78703
With Joe Gross
7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL
Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
With Mairead Case
7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA
Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
6:00 pm
Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.
I will see you soon!

This is going to be so rad. We’re excited for October!

johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.

So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.

The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman

7:00 p.m.

9/18 – Durham, NC

Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall

723 Rigsbee Avenue

Durham, NC 27701 

7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC

Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue

Raleigh, NC  27607

7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN

Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN  37215

6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS

Thacker Mountain Radio

Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square

Oxford, MS 38655

6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA

Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan

Make Out Room

7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA

Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90027

7:30 p.m.

10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street

Portland OR 97209

With Matt Fraction

7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO

The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO  80206

7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX

The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street

Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum

7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX

BookPeople

603 North Lamar

Austin, TX  78703

With Joe Gross

7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL

Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

With Mairead Case

7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA

Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

6:00 pm

Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.

I will see you soon!

This is going to be so rad. We’re excited for October!

slaughterhouse90210:

“But after a moment a sense of waste and ruin overcame him. There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart.” ― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

slaughterhouse90210:

“But after a moment a sense of waste and ruin overcame him. There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart.”
― Edith Wharton,
The Age of Innocence

Reblogged from SLAUGHTERHOUSE 90210
openbookstore:

booklikes:

"Found it!!"
;-)

Every time we look for books for a customer.

GPOY

openbookstore:

booklikes:

"Found it!!"

;-)

Every time we look for books for a customer.

GPOY

Reblogged from Open Books Store

theparisreview:

Watch Alice Munro discuss the less-than-warm reception her collection Lives and Women received in her native Huron County, where a conservative group argued that it should be expunged from twelfth-grade syllabi.

Reblogged from The Paris Review
maudelynn:

Woman reading c.1912, by  Karl Alexander Wilke 

maudelynn:

Woman reading c.1912, by  Karl Alexander Wilke 

Reblogged from
lastnightsreading:

Celeste Ng at Greenlight Bookstore, 7/9/14

lastnightsreading:

Celeste Ng at Greenlight Bookstore, 7/9/14

Reblogged from Last Night's Reading