We’re excited to announce the winner of our first annual short story writing contest: Ron Dahl, the author of “Just Drive,” has won a $100 Vroman’s gift card and a consultation with literary agent Betsy Amster. Check this blog soon for a brief interview with the winner. We were going to post the story on [...]
I just had the most fascinating discussion with a couple of my co-workers about how we choose a book to read. Allison Hill, our general manager, always reads the last word on the last page of the book. Very often, she says, that word “encapsulates the entire essence of the book.” As an example, she [...]
You just never know what you’re going to find on our shelves these days. Fabulous!
I saw the movie last night and it’s actually pretty funny. But this has to be the weirdest promotional tie-in book I’ve ever seen.
“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.”~G.K. Chesterton “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”~P.J. O’Rourke “The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth [...]
Anglophiles, start reading! The Man Booker Prize has announced its longlist for 2006. Here’s the press release from the Man Booker website: The judging panel for the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today (Monday 14th August) announces the longlist of books for this year. The longlist of 19 books was chosen from 112 entries; [...]
Today Allison Hill, our general manager, handed me an interesting article from a month-old issue of Publishers Weekly entitled “The Reader as Lab Rat” by Robert Masello. He details the findings of a survey recently conducted by BizRate Research for Shopzilla, the comparison shopping site. All of the results are interesting, but here’s the statistic [...]
Last night I spent a wonderful evening in my pajamas, eating a cupcake and watching Shark Attack Survivors! on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. My friend Curtis maintained that I would be too scared to watch more than five minutes of the program, but I assured him that I’d be okay — the show, after [...]