This debut novel is making waves on the internet like none I’ve ever seen before. It’s difficult to find a single negative review of this title, and - if you ask me - Ann Leckie is doing that whole…
A customer just mentioned that Ancillary Justice won “a bunch” of awards and so I was googling around and found this review and it made me remember again what a totally effing amazing book this is and how everyone in the universe should read it.
Dear parents whose kids are trying to do our ornament craft,
I am sorry I am so bad at stapling. Also sorry I don’t understand how the craft works. And that I can’t curl ribbons.
On the other hand, I did just guess a book for a woman based only on the fact that it was a middle-grade novel with a one-word title.
Ring in the Season just started and our copies of The Best
Worst Christmas Pageant Ever came in today - I am full of holiday glee!
I have also maintained my tradition of writing super-aggressive signs for this book and for Holly & Ivy and insisting that they get the best display space.
Look at our beautiful window display!!
Hey folks, is your bookstore open today? And does this whole 50% off business apply there, or just on your website? I'm not so much for the online buying, but a bike ride to DUMBO sounds nice.
Sadly, we’re not in our bookstore today. The half off sale is running on our site. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying a nice bike ride!
Here’s what you do: bike to our office. Take a photo there with a paper from today as proof, hostage style. Then, come back to the store another day. Ask for me, Dustin. Show me the photo. I’ll give you half off AND a high five, because all of this sounds like a lot of work.
I think I’m gonna come by next week and get me some high fives.
Though I now know I probably don’t have a future in kidnapping, because my ability to take a menacing selfie was completely absent. I commandeered some Spanish tourists for help. And who knew the date on the NYT was so tiny?
This is amazing. Bonus high five for harassing tourists!
We got the friend who came by to check on our cats while we were gone to send a text with a photo of them and it felt weirdly like a proof-of-life hostage shot. Not as awesome as this one, though.
De mulieribus claris (On Famous Women) is a collection of biographies of historical and mythological women by the Florentine author Giovanni Boccaccio, first published in 1374. It is notable as the first collection devoted exclusively to biographies of women in Western literature.
These illustrations are from an illuminated edition of the book, probably 15th century, by an unknown artist and currently in the National library of France.
Not sure how long an entry has to be to count as “bibliography,” but An Banshenchas predates this by a couple of centuries and is totally awesome.
The English translation is available here:
Also, you can see scans of the original manuscripts in the RIA collections at ISOS (under Leabhar Ua Maine and the Book of Lecan) and the TCD collection under the Book of Leinster:
We just got in a giant backlist order
And we have two-and-a-half feet just of Magic Tree House books now. So, if you’re in New Hampshire and need some MTH, we’ve got you covered!
Probably the most distrubing thing I’ve found behind the counter in a while…