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Moby-Dick Marathon NYC Kickstarter

Moby Dick Marathon NYC KickstarterHey y’all, some dedicated and lovely book folks need your help.

2012’s Moby-Dick marathon reading in New York cost quite a lot, considering all the paper, printing, and booze. For this year’s voyage, Amanda, Polly, and Molly need assistance defraying the cost of making New York the nicest little literary capital in the country. 

Their Kickstarter just went live this morning. There are lots of rewards, including posters, postcards, art, and (of course: this is a book event) tote bags. 

If you can, would you help?

Haruki Murakami UK Cover

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Haruki Murakami Stickers

Haruki Murakami’s new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage will be published in the UK this August.

Our Creative Director had the following to say about designing the cover:

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Can’t wait for A Wild Sheep Chase to be reissued as a scratch and sniff.

A great deal of dullness. Then some dirt. Then more dullness. Then a great deal more dirt and a great deal more dullness. That is my impression of most of Ulysses.

Tennessee Williams, on Ulysses, in Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes.

Speaking of Ulysses, there is, in the first place, much too much of it.

—  Tennessee Williams, again, on Ulysses, in Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes.

It is the most deliberately pretentious piece of art I have ever come across.

— Tennessee Williams on Ulysses, in Yes I Said Yes I Will Yeswhich is $2.99 on Nook for today, Bloomsday.

Can do, sign.

Can do, sign.

But what are bodies? He can take our goods, but God will prosper us. He can close the booksellers, but still there will be books. They have their old bones, their glass saints in windows, their candles and shrines, but God has given us the printing press.

Wolf Hall is so good.

pdlcomics:

Reader

continuants:

lewisandhisblog:

American Football - “Never Meant” (Official Music Video)

15 years after their full length record was released, American Football just dropped an official music video for “Never Meant.” I didn’t expect to be crying at 10:32 AM today and yet here we are. 

I GO OFFLINE FOR ONE DAY AND THIS HAPPENS 

Don’t forget this gem: Never Meant at double speed

(via amandalynferri)

Watching St. Aubyn walk up the steps to his front door, wearing a long coat from another era, into a nine- or ten-million-dollar house of regret and economic retrenchment, I found it easy to imagine him in the company of one of his relatives, such as his Scottish grandfather, who spent much of the Second World War in Nassau with his friend the Duke of Windsor—the former King Edward VIII—and who drank himself to death in Monte Carlo; or his great-uncle, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, a first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II, who helped to murder Rasputin, survived the revolution, and later worked as a champagne salesman in Paris. Or his father, a musically gifted sadist who died in New York. We went inside, and St. Aubyn called a technician about a scanner that he couldn’t figure out how to work.
nevver:

Edward St. Aubyn

I’m seeing St. Aubyn next week at Symphony Space. It looks sold out, but they often release a few extra tickets in the days before the show. Ahead of his visit, there’s a very long interview with St. Aubyn in The New Yorker. It’s a splendid read.

nevver:

Edward St. Aubyn

I’m seeing St. Aubyn next week at Symphony Space. It looks sold out, but they often release a few extra tickets in the days before the show. Ahead of his visit, there’s a very long interview with St. Aubyn in The New Yorker. It’s a splendid read.

Terry Staples and Jack Koson, who partnered with Matt Mullin (not pictured), are developing the high-end car storage facility ManCaves.

— The ol self-google alert is bringing up gems today.

rachelfershleiser:

But don’t take my word for it. Take Stephen Colbert’s!
Honey, company’s coming. Break out our finest package of potato bread.

Honey, company’s coming. Break out our finest package of potato bread.