In celebration of the publication of Elyssa Friedland's debut novel, Love and Miss Communication, we had the chance to ask her a few questions about the development of her first novel, her personal reading, and upcoming projects. We would also like to thank her for coming into Book Culture on Columbus for a book signing this past month! Her book is available in store or on our website.
For this Small Press Spotlight, we are so pleased to feature an interview with Krystal Languell, Jennifer Firestone and Saretta Morgan at Belladonna*, a small press whose mission is to "promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable and dangerous with language." We would like to thank Julia and the Belladonna* team for the interview and hope you will come visit our small press section at our 112th St. location, showcasing unique publications from Belladonna* as well as many other presses locally based in New York City.
For this Small Press Spotlight, we are featuring an interview with the three editors of Projective Industries, a small press that publishes beautifully designed, handmade letterpressed chapbooks. We would like to thank the editors for the interview and hope you will come visit our small press table, showcasing unique publications from Projective Industries as well as many other presses locally based in New York City.
Can you tell us a bit about the history of King’s Review?
KR was founded about two years ago in Cambridge, UK, by a group of graduate students who shared the same frustration: the research we were doing on topics as diverse as climate change, modern political systems and the knowledge economy didn’t find its way out of the small academic circles in which they originated. The King’s Review was founded with the goal of using research and expert knowledge as a basis for exciting journalism. Since then the original idea of an online journal has developed further: besides our online presence, we are now publishing four print issues a year and sell them in shops in Berlin, London, Paris, and with you in New York.
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.
Not all of our customers are aware that we have a wide selection of rare books at our store on 112th (including a first printing of The Great Gatsby, with the infamous typo “sick in tired” on page 206). After our Edward Said Library Sale and Auction, we thought, how can we do more to show off the one-of-a-kind books that we have in our store? Being in this neighborhood, in such close contact with the Columbia Faculty and the literary residents of the Upper West Side, we are always coming into the possession of the libraries of retired Professors, deeply read locals, and even our own customers. From first editions of classic novels to complete sets of German philosophy to out of print Derrida titles, our shelves are full of such books you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the city...
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.)
2015 has been good to us, as far as reading material goes, at least. Here are Book Culture on Broadway's favorite 15 Books of 2015 ! (And don't forget to see the Best 15 at 112th and Columbus, and our Best 15 Picture Books, Middle Readers, and Young Adult books, too.):
To celebrate the approaching end of the year, our booksellers are choosing 15 of their favorite bestsellers of 2015 at each of our stores. Here is Book Culture on Columbus's Best 15 Books of 2015! (And don't forget to see the Best 15 at 112th and Broadway, and our Best 15 Picture Books, Middle Readers, and Young Adult books, too.)
If you saw our recent staff pick of Alison Kafer’s Feminist, Queer, Crip it was only a hint of good things to come… we’re very excited to announce our latest section at Book Culture on 112th: Disability Studies!
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