Posts tagged with ‘books’
@AlisonPolkaDot is having a Polka Dot Party today from 4-5:30 pm at the NYU Bookstore to celebrate the launch of her book Don’t Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants (and other lessons I’ve learned). See you there!
"Tuesday, November 12, 4pm - 5:30pm Allison Gutknecht author of "Don’t Wear Polka-Dot Underwear with White Pants (and Other Lessons I’ve Learned)" Book launch with Allison Gutknecht, author of YA novel "Don’t Wear Polka-Dot Underwear with White Pants". Gutknecht is an alumna of New York University; this is her first book."
My first physical copy of THE SPECTRAL ENGINE - my new book, coming in October! 176 pages of ghosts and ink.
All humans should read The Spectral Engine by Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) before they leave this mortal coil:
To catch a glimpse of the Spectral Engine is to face death itself. In Ray Fawkes’s stunning and boldly conceived new graphic novel, the Spectral Engine is also the supernatural device that ties together wide-ranging true stories — set across the country and throughout time — of discovery and loss, migration and dislocation, ambition and the casualties of history — as told by the train’s own ghostly passengers.
Decades after the Empress of Ireland, a luxury passenger steamboat, disappears into the dark waters of the St. Lawrence River along with 1,012 souls, the wreck of the ship continues to claim victims. A young escaped slave attempts to make the treacherous journey across the Detroit River to freedom via the Underground Railroad. A ghostly white horse is a heartbreaking reminder of a bloody conflict between two First Nations tribes. The triumphant completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway brings only tragedy to a Chinese railway worker. And in a poignant story of urban isolation and the desire for human connection, a young woman discovers that loneliness transcends death. By turns chilling and moving, this breathtaking book is a powerful reminder of the deeply human yearning to be remembered.
Brick and mortar bookstores report good quarter. Wait, what?
"Retail watcher Placed Insights found brick-and-mortar booksellers saw a 27% increase in shopper traffic in the first three months of 2013 when compared to the same period in 2012.”
Does anyone else think it’s so awesome that Publisher’s Weekly is calculating how many copies it takes to be an Amazon bestseller using The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia?!
Get books, children!
@Booksofwonder Summer Reading Sale is HERE! Starting tomorrow every book in the store is 20%-80% off AND 30% off all artwork and old & rare books*.
The sale runs through Sunday, July 8th, and will also be online at BooksofWonder.com. Discount codes will be announced.
So come visit us at the store or shop booksofwonder.com for all your fun summer reading at great prices.