The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on the joys of friends and family and/or a seemingly endless series of impossible and stressful decisions. Well, to make that endless series of impossible decisions a little easier, just remember a simple rule: A Book is Better. I know, there are some very cool other gifts out there, but a book is better. Here are 14 reasons to give a book this holiday season.
Being a bookseller is a pretty fantastic job, but booksellers are humans and humans can be very, very awkward. Therefore, booksellers can be very, very awkward. Here are 12 Awkward Bookseller Moments. (No booksellers, books, readers, or bears were harmed in the making of this list. Unless you count feeling awkward as being harmed. In which case, yeah, there’s a good amount of that.)
For certain reasons (specifically selling signed copies of The Art of Asking) we’ve been thinking a lot about Amanda Palmer and we’re pretty constantly thinking about books. Thus, by Internet Law we are required to create a list of books for Amanda Palmer and her fans. (Also applicable to readers looking to read about art, rock’n’roll, the badassest badass women, poetry, the struggle of self creation, breaking out of social definitions…)
Every new job has a learning curve, but not every job also expects you to instantly absorb the entire scope of the history of literature along with all the hot new releases and hidden gems, but bookselling does. Here are 11 things Heather and Mackenzie learned in their first month at PSB.
If you guessed what these books are about from the title, you were wrong. As the great critic of our time Homer Simpson once said: “And I swore never to read again after ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ gave me no useful advice on killing mockingbirds. It did teach me not to judge a man based on the color of his skin, but what good does that do me?”
August may be upon us but there is still time to pull up a comfy porch, beach and/or rocking chair to indulge in the noble and exquisite art of “Summer Reading.” Here are 18 books for that last summer reading binge.