On: ‘E-nostalgia’; Book Parties and Pajamas

Happy Summer, everyone.

But then, not so happy-news for indies: The Guardian recently reported: Independent bookshops in crisis, as e-book sales rise –

Though they’re reporting^ from the other side of the pond, (including, notably, on the passing of the shop made famous by the Julia Roberts’ film Notting Hill,) the e-book storm has definitely plodded hard upon the roofs of U.S. indie-stores as well…Especially since Google stepped in two months ago to quash out nuanced survival tactics of indie-book-shops as they tried allowing their patrons to purchase e-books while-inside their bricks and mortars…

Wave of the future, yes. But, once you crash upon the shores of your advanced, digiTopia, you may wind up wistful for the noble mustiness of what you once held – as a NY Times blogger recently revealed: — E-Book Fan, Missing the Smell of Paper and Glue
“There is no nostalgia in online book shopping.” –writer Nick Bilton.

~Well, anyhow – we’ve got a Book Party coming up in July. Well, not until two-weeks-after the fourth. July 19, we’ll be hosting a book-club-ish event at the Emory, discussing this round’s title, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay -a Pulitzer prize winning work by author Michael Chabon (who also wrote Wonder Boys).

Book Parties‘ happen on a bi-monthly basis – so we wanted to let you know, now, to give you enough time to dig into this fairly substantial, action-packed work of whimsy and pulp-inspired poetics.

“The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost, that they might never have existed in the first place.”
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Mr. Chabon is a featured essayist in this months’ New York Review of Books, taking on “the challenge” of James Jocye’s Finnegan’s Wake: What to Make of Finnegan’s Wake

FYI part one:

FYI part two:

Pajama Jam!

  Kids Special Events
Date: Friday, June 22, 2012 At 06:00 PM

Wear your pajamas for a fun night of dazzling tricks and big surprises.
Featuring Joel Tacey
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