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Eating Animals 4: Dinner with J. S. Foer!

Eating Animals 4: Dinner with J. S. Foer!

Since Vroman’s Bookstore won the “Say No to Factory Farming” challenge in honor of Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, Eating Animals, several of us from Vroman’s get to have dinner with the author! Patrick, who some of you may remember as the webmaster from the distant, distant past (about two weeks ago) will be there, [...]

I Wish I Didn’t Have to Sleep (Kind of)

I Wish I Didn’t Have to Sleep (Kind of)

I know I’m supposedly reading the Wheel of Time (and I am, I promise!) but a year straight of epic fantasy is sometimes just a little too epic for me. So I’ve been taking breaks, mainly to re-read other things that I know are specifically not epic fantasy. However, I picked up The Boy Who [...]

Best Bookstore… Ever? Also Acedia and Flow

Best Bookstore… Ever? Also Acedia and Flow

Well, Kathleen Norris (bestselling author of Amazing Grace, Cloister Walk, and the new Acedia & Me) thinks so. She said that this is possibly the best bookstore in the nation. Her words, not mine (although I, of course, am in total agreement!). She had some very interesting things to say about acedia tonight, (acedia is [...]

Playhouse Positives

Playhouse Positives

I’m still working on fully switching into Webmaster/Blogger mode (and still handling my old workload until we hire a new me in the Promo department), and therefore I’ve been formatting e-mails all day rather than composing delectable blog posts. However: I am determined to blog weekly, no matter what I’m doing. Ideally every day once [...]

Blogger’s Paradise

Blogger’s Paradise

I have stepped into the blogger’s dream. The site is set up and ready to go, there is already (plenty) of awesome content, there is even an extensive blog roll of lovely sites to peruse (see right). Heck, I even have some of those most elusive of creatures: readers. Of course, I have to keep [...]

Introducing Ruby

Introducing Ruby

For the past two years, give or take, I’ve written this blog.  I have written about the book business, my fellow booksellers, the great indie bookstores that have closed in the past few years, and dozens of exciting books and authors.  I interviewed David Sedaris and Julie Klam and Dan Kennedy.  I incorrectly predicted nearly [...]

A Trip Around the Web

A Trip Around the Web

It’s Mardi Gras.  Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, one of the most melancholy days of the year, the day that we’re supposed to begin to deny ourselves something we love, or do something difficult but good.  I just spent a few minutes thinking of something to give up or something to do.  I came up empty.  [...]

Quick Links for Friday Afternoon

Quick Links for Friday Afternoon

Because I know you need something for the weekend.  These links go well with an earthy red wine. I’m always a fan of Largehearted Boy’s Book Notes column, in which he asks a writer what music inspired a particular book.  In the current edition, Peter Straub discusses the jazz he listened to while penning his [...]

Light Reading for the Afternoon

Light Reading for the Afternoon

I know most of you on the East Coast are snowed in, and those of us on this coast are…well, it rained yesterday.  That’s something.  Anyway, here is some reading to occupy you for these next few snow days (you lucky bums): The Millions is running a two part interview with David Shields about his [...]

What Books Would You Like to See Graphically Novelated?

What Books Would You Like to See Graphically Novelated?

Recently, Stephenie Meyer and Janet Evanovich signed deals to produce graphic novels of some of their work.  This seems like a great move for both of them, as well as for their publishers. Evanovich in particular, might find a new audience amongst graphic novel aficionados while the publishers of the work can use the authors’ [...]