It's Memorial Day, which means we've finally reached the (unofficial) start of summer! Summer is vacations at the beach, strolls around the park, drinks on the patio, and, best of all, summer reading! Back in the day summer was the season to finally read whatever we wanted, without the constraints of school work; most of us are no longer operating according to a school calendar, but summer still feels like a special time to be reading. To celebrate the advent of this glorious time of year, we've decided to share what's on our summer reading lists.
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As some of you may have noticed last year, we provided space in front of our Columbus Avenue store throught the summer and fall so that the Central Park West CSA could distribute produce that they receive from Angel Family Farm. Last year, our store also became a member of this CSA and we are doing so again this season because we really enjoyed all the fresh, local produce last year!
Check out the latest round of books sent out to our lovely Book Culture Selects subscribers, and maybe find the program that's right for you in the process. This month's group spans the globe and offers a fascinating array of new ideas and points of view.
Illustrator Stephanie Six will be visiting us for a special story time on Saturday, June 11th to read from her new book, What Daddies Like. In anticipation, we asked her a few questions about her work.
Today is Independent Bookstore Day! As part of our celebrations, we asked some of our favorite local authors to recommend a book to our customers. Here's what they had to say.
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.
Order your signed copy of Wilde in Love, the newest novel from Eloisa James, today!
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.