Book Talk

Devon Recommends Books on Urban Wildlife

As spring gives way to summer, the city is booming with life and a flurry of activity. The sun is out, the temperature is rising, and New Yorkers are finally emerging from their cocoons of down coats as shorts-and-sandals adorned butterflies. Okay, maybe that's a little much, but it is exciting to be able to head outdoors without several layers of fleece. 

In honor of the change of season, I've put together a list of books that explore the wild, rugged outdoors that exists, even within the confines of the city.  Go forth: Read! Explore! Have fun! Don't forget the sun block!

Devon Recommends Cookbooks for a Cold Winter's Day

I love to cook. When the winter wind howls and the apartment is freezing no matter what I do, there's no better time to fire up the oven, roll up my sleeves, and get cooking. Not only am I a little warmer, but suddenly the house is full of heavenly scents and at the end of it all I get a great meal!   Winter also gives me time to try out new recipes and discover new favorites.  For those looking to start their own culinary adventure this winter, here are some of my current cookbook obsessions.

In Celebration of Book Culture's Foray into Romance

Book Culture on Columbus is getting a brand new romance section! Eloisa James, author of My American Duchess, Four Nights With the Duke, and the forthcoming Seven Minutes in Heaven, just to name a few, has graciously agreed to help curate the section. Today we're welcoming her to the blog to talk about a few of her favorites!

Interview with Sasha Matthews, author of "Sitting Bull: A Life Story"

Last Friday, I had the chance to meet with writer Sasha Matthews at our 112th store for an exclusive interview on her debut comic book Sitting Bull: A Life Story.  Sasha Matthews is ten years old, attends fifth grade at a public school on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, and loves reading and writing comic books.  We talked for over a half-hour about how she came to write Sitting Bull, what it is about comic books that inspires her, her influences, and most of all, what she finds surprising and challenging about the comic-book writing process. 

June LGBT Pride Display at 112th

Honoring the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, June is LGBT Pride Month and at Book Culture on 112th, we’ve picked some of our favorite works of queer fiction, poetry, graphic lit and theory to celebrate. Reflecting the diversity of the LGBT community and its history, our picks illustrate the progress and victories of the present, honor the struggles and losses of the past, and offer hopeful critique and recognition of a better future.

Late Night Library: Podcast Interview with Rachel Hadas

This Friday, April 17th, at 7pm, Rachel Hadas will read as part of the "Poets of Other Persuasions" poetry reading.  Rachel was recently interviewed by Kristen Maffei, as part of Late Night Library literary podcast series. Check it out at: http://latenightlibrary.org/rachel-hadas-the-golden-road/.

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