Inspired by We Need Diverse Books, a campaign that promotes children's literature "that reflects and honor the lives of all young people," we here at Book Culture on Columbus decided to take a look at the books we had on our shelves. Like many publishers, libraries, and bookstores across the nation, we realized immediately that Book Culture could provide our teen readers with a larger spectrum of voices.
Recent Blog Entries
Stefanie Pintoff's book, Hostage Taker came out earlier this month. She was kind enough to come to the Columbus Ave store to sign some copies AND fill out our Q&A! Come grab your signed copy while we still have them, and check out the Q&A below.
We recently had the exciting opportunity to talk with Robin Kirman about her new book, Bradstreet Gate. Check out the Q&A below!
Robin Kirman earned a BA in philosophy from Yale College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she served as a writing instructor in the English department. Robin lives in New York City and Tel Aviv.
We're very excited to say that Laura Hankin will be coming in to sign some copies of her new book, The Summertime Girls! The book will be release on August 4th, but while you wait, check out our Q&A with Laura below.
From postcards and family photos to shopping lists and newspaper clippings, people will use just about anything as a bookmark. We acquire numerous used books through our buyback program, and with them come the fascinating, sentimental, and sometimes strange things that were left tucked inside. Here's a brief sampling of the hidden gems we've found over the years. Enjoy!
C-SPAN has filmed several book talks at our stores over the past several years, including three talks this year. Most recently, they filmed talks with Lewis Gordon, author of What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought and Andrew Cockburn, author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, and Mark Krotov, Senior Editor at Melville House. Check out the videos here!
Meredith Zeitlin will be joining us on Thursday, July 9th at 7pm for a discussion of her book, Sophomore Year is Greek to Me. Meredith is the author of two books for young people (so far!) and a regular contributor to Ladygunn Magazine. She's also a voiceover artist who can be heard on commercials, cartoons, and TV shows. She lives in Brooklyn like everyone else.
We're so excited that John Connell is stopping by next week to sign some copies of Ruins of War. Be sure to stop by our Columbus store to get a copy. John also took the time to answer some of our questions about his work. Check out his answers below!