Next month, Avid Bookshop will achieve genuine bricks and mortar status at 493 Prince Avenue in Athens, Ga. Geddis anticipates a soft opening in about four weeks, aiming for a grand opening by mid-October. Shelving (previously used by Chapters Literary Bookstore, Washington, D.C.) arrived yesterday, and most of her new book inventory should be there soon. “Once the shelves are positioned and we’re ready to click ‘submit’ on our opening inventory, we’ll keep everyone updated with a firm grand opening date. We haven’t formally hired anyone yet, but we do have a list of at least 20 people who are applying (and we haven’t even advertised the bookselling positions yet!),” she noted.
I have a long post I’m thinking of (Really long, actually. In the old days, we’d have called it an essay), but the shorter version is this: There’s a dominant narrative that the traditional publishing industry is screwed, that physical books are going to disappear, and that indie bookstores are doomed. This narrative is false, and the only reason it seems so prevalent is that it benefits certain people to perpetuate it.
Janet is going to rock her bookstore. Athens, Georgia will be a better place for it.
YES. Looking forward to the essay.
(via housingworksbookstore)The Feeling
Now THESE are the kinds ‘a books we’re talkin’ about!
(photo by Kelcy Wilburn)
this is pretty cool. i’ve already stared at it way longer than is probably necessary.
The Marber Grid (1961), Penguin book covers
The golden ratio of book design?
(via largeheartedboy)this isn't happiness.
Wade collects books.
The Paris Review
“Everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is… maybe he didn’t.” The Tenenbaums in print (via Criterion).
This Wednesday in Iowa City!!
DYLAN NICE - OTHER KINDS
November 28, 2012 - 7:00pm
Live at Prairie Lights
not sure what to make of this, but i kinda want to print it out super huge and really just take it all in…Tao Lin Tumblr Presence
Every December, we ask our coworkers to share their top five favorite books of the year. And every year the responses remind us what an eclectic, passionate, and interesting group of readers we work with. This year was no exception.
We’re pinning our 2012 Staff Top 5s over on Pinterest. See any of your favorites in the mix?
I see one!
- Fast Machine by Elizabeth Ellen
Elizabeth Ellen is a master of capturing the insecurities and inner workings of her characters. They drink, fight, sneak around, seduce, and stumble around trying to figure out their lives. There is very little (if any) crying. Elizabeth Ellen’s people are tough and defiant but somehow still vulnerable, and that vulnerability gives the book a true glow.
Featuring the following NEW BOOKS:
- Galaga by acclaimed novelist Michael Kimball
- ZZT by prolific game designer Anna Anthropy
- Super Mario Bros. 2 by Kill Screen writer Jon Irwin
- Earthbound by writer/actor Ken Baumann
- Jagged Alliance 2 by game designer/web developer Darius Kazemi
OMG, I want this to happen, I want all these books, I want all future books, I want to be involved, I want!! I hope this gets kickstarted for so much money they have a surplus to keep putting out books and pay authors and everything, amen.BOSS FIGHT BOOKS