University Book Store
27 Aug

One for which we can’t wait: The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs, by the dizzyingly clever Greil Marcus, out September 2nd, from Yale University Press.

26 Aug

A new beauty from Chronicle Books, and Lizi Boyd, Flashlight.

26 Aug

Congratulations to Hermoine Lee, this years winner of the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography for Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life, published in the US, also by Random House.

26 Aug

Congratulations to Jim Crace, this years winner of the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, for his novel Harvest, published in the US by Random House.

“My life looked good on paper - where, in fact, almost all of it was being lived.”― from Experience: A Memoir, by novelist, Martin Amis, born August 25th, 1949.
25 Aug

“My life looked good on paper - where, in fact, almost all of it was being lived.”― from Experience: A Memoir, by novelist, Martin Amis, born August 25th, 1949.

25 Aug

(Source: crazyaboutliterature, via cellardoorbookstore)

25 Aug

A display built around the fascinating work of Alfred A. Knopf associate art director and author, Peter Mendelsund. His new book, What We See When We Read, from Vintage, has people buzzing.

24 Aug

First signs of Fall? Summer reading list titles coming back to the Used Books Desk, and with a pinecone in the box.

"Strange, when you come to think of it, that of all the countless folk who have lived before our time on this planet not one is known in history or in legend as having died of laughter." — born August 24th, 1872, essayist, caricaturist, and critic, Sir Max Berrbohm, from his essay, “Laughter” (1920).
24 Aug

"Strange, when you come to think of it, that of all the countless folk who have lived before our time on this planet not one is known in history or in legend as having died of laughter." — born August 24th, 1872, essayist, caricaturist, and critic, Sir Max Berrbohm, from his essay, “Laughter” (1920).