We're big fans of poet Tommy Pico at Book Culture. His newest book, Nature Poem, is just out from Tin House Books; those of us who loved his IRL have been eagerly awaiting its release. When we found out he'd be coming to Columbia to take part in their Art+Life reading series this week, we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions.
As we approach the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency, these reading lists unfortunately remain as relevant as ever. We've seen Trump's attempts to implement his campaign promises to build a wall along the border with Mexico and ban Muslims from the country, which has us, as booksellers, thinking about books which push back against his ethno-nationalist view for the country. Here, then, is a short list of books which celebrate the full diversity of this country.
We're excited to be hosting Erica Komisar on April 12th for an event promoting her new book, Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters. In anticipation, we asked her a few questions--her are her responses!
Here at Book Culture, we're excited to observe Women's History Month by celebrating some of our favorite female authors. As part of that celebration, we're holding a contest at our location on 112th St: identify as many of the authors on the poster as you can and you could win a $50 gift card! We'll be running the contest all month, so come on over and submit your entry--and while you're here, tell us about some of your favorite women writers!
Local author Sara Latta's new book, Smash!: Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider has just been released! The book explains the science behind the discovery of the Higgs Boson in a fun graphic format for middle grade readers. Sara was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about her book and her work.
One of the perks of working at Book Culture is having the opportunity to peruse the reading lists for classes at Columbia, Barnard, and beyond. As we struggle to understand and move forward in the wake of Trump's inauguration, we wondered: what do the faculty members in our community think we ought to be reading? Here, then, are the reading lists for a few relevant classes this semester.
Tonight, Book Culture is pleased to celebrate the release of Eloisa James' new book, Seven Minutes in Heaven. In anticipation, we're sharing this guest post from the author herself.
A few years ago, a CNN producer asked me: “Don’t you just write porn for women?” Her comment wasn’t personal; romance as a genre is often labeled “foolish, offensive, and indecent,” to borrow from George Bernard Shaw’s reaction to a romance. He was talking about Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, but my fellow authors are used to that sort of insult.
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- Q&A with Esther Crow
- Q&A with Karen Winnick
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- Q&A with Erica Komisar
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