The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac (F, 20s, glasses, purple coat, pulling from bag, Classon G platform) http://bit.ly/Z9a7hD
One of my Penguin shelves.
Kristopher Jansma just swept through the office to sign a couple hundred books first thing on a Friday morning, like a motherflipping champion.
Are you in the tri-state area? Do you like Brooklyn and also good literature, or maybe you just like appearing as though you like Brooklyn and good literature by hanging out in places where books and Brooklynites are?
Then you should definitely come to the launch for THE UNCHANGEABLE SPOTS OF LEOPARDS: March 28th, 7 PM, powerHouse Arena, Dumbo (Brooklyn). There will be white wine and whiskey, so you socially awkwards* will have something to hold all night.
* this is a literary event, so that’d be everyone—us included
One of the advantages of working at Penguin: excellent office decor.
hide & seek* here is pretty epic
*more accurately: “hide until a person you know walks by and then jump out and scare them because life is cruel”
“Ten White Geese has also been praised by both Dutch and international literary critics, especially for Bakker’s economical style and his descriptions of nature. There’s a lot that Bakker deliberately leaves unclear so that the reader can interpret the story on his own. In other words: in Bakker’s novels, nothing much happens, and that’s what makes them so powerful.”
—“After The Dinner: A Round Up of Newly Translated Dutch Fiction” by Thomas Bouwmeester, on The Millions
Charming: houses built of books by Dutch artist Frank Halmans, a fine addition to other outstanding book sculpture concepts.
(Source: , via scribnerbooks)
Because of his irrational fear that his family would throw him a golf-themed funeral despite his hatred for the sport, his family will hold a private, family only service free of any type of “theme. — This is legitimately the best obit ever, featuring such lines as “He particularly hated Day Light Saving Time, which he referred to as The Devil’s Time,” and “One of his regrets was not seeing his girl, Hillary Clinton, elected President.” (via hilaryalehman)
From Shadows in the sea, Chilton Books (1963), Philadelphia.
jfc. what else can smash us to death without even wanting or meaning to? turns out, a lot.
Books, the new flavor of tea.