Posts tagged: books
awp book fair haul, aka why i’m not getting any of my grad school reading done
I can’t wait to get home tonight so I can read all of the poems.
This Vintage-Looking Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2
A Toronto bookstore has come up with a creative way to add value to old, discount books that otherwise may clutter its storage: an antique-seeming “book dispenser” that randomly spits out old books for $2 a pop.
The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama—cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery—the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with.
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
(Alexie just has the best quotes, no?)
Halfway through bookmaking for the Big Night Out show at the Burren in Davis Square on Monday. I am way too excited to read shark poems in public. (There will be regular poems on the menu as well.)
“A-Punk” Vampire Weekend
this time by DRA
This man hurt my heart and makes me happier all at once. I (meaning Derek) found my first real chapbook buried on my desk yesterday and it started with a quote of his, something like “You would think we were fish swimming upstream”. I miss his blog.