wordbookstores:

What question will you ask Jeff VanderMeer?

The author of WORD staff favorite Annihilation (and many others) will be answering right here on our Tumblr on May 8!

Ask an awesome author! (And appreciate the on-point gif game of one of our greatest independent bookstores.)

Meet a grandma named Bruce, an occasional Godzilla, and Whitney Houston’s bodyguard/lover. Tom Cho’s Look Who’s Morphing was published to acclaim in Australia and shortlisted for multiple literary awards—including the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book—and has been studied at universities in Canada, Australia, UK, Switzerland and Japan. It is finally being released in the U.S. Eugene Lim will join him on stage to read from his book The Strangers, an experimental novel on twins, relationships, and film, which author Lydia Davis called “so precise and accurate to real life that it is (fantastically) convincing.”

(via Asian American Writers’ Workshop - Twins and Pop Stars)

I wish I could go to this but I have stupid dumb theater tickets. Maybe you want to go instead and tell me about it?

Today at Sara Benincasa's GREAT reading, heyjenray and I learned that Corpus Librising is best left to the professionals.

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booksofwonder:

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Everyone loves a good scandal. And in Great a contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsbyauthor and award winning comedian SARA BENINCASA delivers the story of  a teenage girl who becomes entangled in the romance and drama of a lavish East Hampton social circle and is implicated in a scandal that shakes the posh summer community. With secrets, deception, and conspiracies abound Great will take teen readers to a world of luxury and decadence where nothing is truly what it seems to be from the outside. Beginning at 5pm, SARA BENINCASA will present her new novel, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of her new book! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 12-16. Wednesday, April 16th, 5-7pm.

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Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Who wants to come with me and take pictures of each other holding this beautiful lady over our faces?

authorstalker:

In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine. 

1. That dress, those tights.

2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence? 

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Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.

papress:

Robert Dawson (The Public Library) receives Guggenheim Award
The response to our new book The Public Library has been nothing short of ecstatic. We couldn’t be more proud of the book and its author Robert Dawson, who we are thrilled to report, was just awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Dawson was also just interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition and the book is popping up everywhere.

You know you want it. papress:

Robert Dawson (The Public Library) receives Guggenheim Award
The response to our new book The Public Library has been nothing short of ecstatic. We couldn’t be more proud of the book and its author Robert Dawson, who we are thrilled to report, was just awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Dawson was also just interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition and the book is popping up everywhere.

You know you want it. papress:

Robert Dawson (The Public Library) receives Guggenheim Award
The response to our new book The Public Library has been nothing short of ecstatic. We couldn’t be more proud of the book and its author Robert Dawson, who we are thrilled to report, was just awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Dawson was also just interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition and the book is popping up everywhere.

You know you want it.

papress:

Robert Dawson (The Public Library) receives Guggenheim Award

The response to our new book The Public Library has been nothing short of ecstatic. We couldn’t be more proud of the book and its author Robert Dawson, who we are thrilled to report, was just awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Dawson was also just interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition and the book is popping up everywhere.

You know you want it.

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catapultreads:

Listen here to episode 3. Download from iTunes to take it with you. 

This is probably my favorite episode yet! First some chit chat about when “slogging through” parts of books is worth it, then a fantastic short story about a broke pot grower internet boyfriend with a flaccid dick at a Buddhist hot springs, then Leslie Fucking Jamison, newly minted New York Times Bestseller!

Played 58 times.
Friendship, California, and The Vacationers are all novels that are coming out in the next few months, all written by women I admire, all younger than I am, and all absolutely wonderful books I wholeheartedly recommend.
It makes me feel really, really good and happy about the world. A pre-order spree might make you feel good and happy too. Friendship, California, and The Vacationers are all novels that are coming out in the next few months, all written by women I admire, all younger than I am, and all absolutely wonderful books I wholeheartedly recommend.
It makes me feel really, really good and happy about the world. A pre-order spree might make you feel good and happy too.

Friendship, California, and The Vacationers are all novels that are coming out in the next few months, all written by women I admire, all younger than I am, and all absolutely wonderful books I wholeheartedly recommend.

It makes me feel really, really good and happy about the world. A pre-order spree might make you feel good and happy too.

lastnightsreading:

'Sup? I'm the official artist of the Downtown Literary Festival — that’s ‘sup.

This Sunday I will be running between Housing Works and Bowery Poetry Club, drawing for six straight hours — no bathroom breaks.* I’ll be posting all my drawings live on Instagram throughout the day.

Also, if you see me at the festival, I’ll have Last Night’s Reading postcards free for the taking, featuring some of your favorite drawings. Just look for the girl with the drawing pad and polka dots.

* I am allowed bathroom breaks.

** That’s what she thinks.

For real, I am such a huge fan and overjoyed to share this weekend with Kate and with you!

jamiatt:

SUCH a good book. Just blurbed it.

I just figured out that Merritt Tierce who was so awesome at 5 under 35 and whose novel I can’t wait to read is Merritt Tierce who emails me because I give to The TEA Fund. I am absolutely delighted by this discovery.

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