Recent Blog Entries

Mumtaz! Eight Arabic Literary Standouts All Book-Lovers Should Know

The Arabic word for “awesome,” mumtaz, comes from a root meaning “to divide” or “to distinguish,” and Arabic literature comprises a vast and diverse web of texts – composed in locales from Sudan to Jordan to Yemen, by litterateurs ranging from the eloquent Arabian poet-warriors of the 6th century to the realistic fiction writers of the nineteenth century to the brilliantly inventive contemporary writers whose work blasts apart genres – all distinguished by a passionate love for the Arabic language and its possibilities. Whatever your preconceptions about what Arabic literature is or isn’t, you surely don’t have the whole story!

Q&A and Reading with Tovah Klein

On Tuesday, February 24th, at 7pm Dr. Tovah Klein will read and discuss her new book, How Toddlers Thrive, at Book Culture on Columbus.  Dr. Tovah Klein, called "the toddler whisperer" on Good Morning America, has penned "a parenting milestone" (Dr. Harvey Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting) with How Toddlers Thrive, which shows parents of children ages two to five how to harness the singular power of the toddler mind during what might be the most crucial time of a child's brain development, to plant the seeds of lifelong success. 

New Polity Table!

Polity is a leading international publisher in the social sciences and humanities and publishes some of the world’s best authors in these fields. Their aim is to combine the publication of original, cutting-edge work of the highest quality with a systematic programme of textbooks and coursebooks for students and scholars in further and higher education.

The Polity list is particularly strong in the areas of sociologypolitics and social and political theory. They also have strong lists in a range of other subjects including philosophyhistory,literary studiesmedia and cultural studiesgender studies, and anthropology.

Nevermore--The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe

Whether it's the bleary winter weather or a sudden craving for the bizarre and fantastic, the life and stories of Edgar Allen Poe are all the buzz right now.  Last week, Marilyn Robinson published an article in the New York Review of Books on the life and career of Poe, who she aptly writes, "was and is a turbulence" in American literary history, and this week we are excited to announce a special offer for the Off Broadway play, Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen PoeWith a special code given below, you can get tickets at a reduced price and see a performance that will bring you face to face with the eccentric American writer. 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "We Should All Be Feminists"

We are so pleased to have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists in the store! In her personal, eloquently-argued essay--adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now--and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Meet the Staff: Devon Dunn

Devon BioNow that you have met some of the wonderful people who work at Book Culture on Columbus, we are ready to introduce the staff at Book Culture's 112th store! There are quite a few of us, so look forward to many more posts, reading recommendations, and exclusive insights into the workings of an independent bookstore.

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