Staff Picks

Our Summer Reading Picks: Book Culture on 112


Summer's finally here and with it comes the greatest of warm-weather activities: summer reading! In case you need any ideas for what to read on the beach (or for sitting in front of the AC in your apartment, as the case may be), we here at Book Culture have decided to share our summer reading lists. Whether we're reading the hot new release, or returning to a classic we somehow missed in school, everyone here has a lot of books they're excited to read in the coming months. We hope this list provides you some inspiration for a great literary summer! 

Our Summer Reading Picks: Book Culture on Broadway

Summer's finally here and with it comes the greatest of warm-weather activities: summer reading! In case you need any ideas for what to read on the beach (or for sitting in front of the AC in your apartment, as the case may be), we here at Book Culture have decided to share our summer reading lists. Whether we're reading the hot new release, or returning to a classic we somehow missed in school, everyone here has a lot of books they're excited to read in the coming months. We hope this list provides you some inspiration for a great literary summer! 

Our Summer Reading Picks: Book Culture on Columbus

Summer's finally here and with it comes the greatest of warm-weather activities: summer reading! In case you need any ideas for what to read on the beach (or for sitting in front of the AC in your apartment, as the case may be), we here at Book Culture have decided to share our summer reading lists. Whether we're reading the hot new release, or returning to a classic we somehow missed in school, everyone here has a lot of books they're excited to read in the coming months. We hope this list provides you some inspiration for a great literary summer! 

Podcast w/ Chris Doeblin: The Case for Independent Bookstores Making Bold Moves

Be sure to check out a recently released podcast interview with Book Culture's owner, Chris Doeblin, in which he speaks about the opening of the new Columbus Store, the historic struggle of independent bookstores in NYC, his' favorite books, and other insights into life as a bookstore owner and bookseller. 

Spotlight on: Yelena Bryksenkova

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Yelena Bryksenkova is a Russian born illustrator based in New Haven, Connecticut.  Using vibrant colors and amazing detail, Bryksenkova's drawings depict scenes of everyday life that are anything but ordinary.  In her work that toes the line between being dreamy and realistic, the familiar is fantastically alive: every object and creature--whether a face, tree, table, dress, imaginary elephant--buzzes with personality.

Summer Reads: YA Edition

I find myself on the fence about "Summer Reads" reading lists. On the one hand, my philosophy is simple: if you want a beach read, all you have to do is read on the beach. Anything that works for you is a legitimate choice for summer reading! On the other hand, if you're anything like me, a 500 page biography of cancer just isn't going to cut it when your toes are in the sand and you're sipping on something a bit stronger than lemonade. For that reason, I love to pick up a good young adult title for the beach. The YA novels that I've recommended here are all fast-paced with just the right balance of complexity and lightheartedness, perfect for binge-reading on your lazy summer days.

The Best 15 Books of 2015: 112th St.

2015 is quickly coming to an end, and our booksellers are looking back on a great year in reading. The staff at Book Culture 112th have put together a list of our favorite bestsellers from this year. Check out the list here! (And don't forget to see the Best 15 at Broadway and Columbus and our Best 15 Picture Books, Middle Readers, and Young Adult books, too.)

 

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