Saturday, May 31, 2014

CONFIRMED: Sighting of space enough for a reader and 20+ seats. Iowa Summer Writing Festival, we are ready to host your readings, and we are really excited!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Along with Moonlighter Karen, we are excited to introduce to you our new Summer Ghost Michael! He'll be in during late afternoons, like the sun finally is, for the next week or so, then on full time Tuesday through Saturday.

Wait'll you meet them both. We are so thrilled to have them!

Monday, May 26, 2014

It's a beautiful day in Northside... drop in if you're out enjoying the lovely afternoon. We've even got a special consultant working with our window displays... (He said he's an expert but seems very distracted by the birds.)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Today marked the debut of our new Moonlighter, Karen. She will be helping during the transition period here at the beginning of our busiest season and on occasion, we hope, for a long time to come - meet her once and you'll see why we are so delighted to have her with us!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More new games in today! Be sure to check the fiction section, too, since Ali has been doing truly herculean work in there to try to add some 150 titles to our... 10,000 books in general fiction!

Colson Whitehead (who will be reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore tonight at 7), Munro, Ariyoshi, DeLillo, Celine, Kincaid, Lively, Pynchon, Murakami, Coetzee, and - whoops, no, we don't have The Goldfinch anymore. See why you should come early and often?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Space for Readings Project Day 2: E and B moved two bookcases, opening up space for at least five more seats. I'll have to figure out the next step tonight, but meanwhile...

TWO BOOKCASES FOR SALE. 7" deep; 32-36" wide; one 7' high, one 6'; shelves of a height appropriate for smaller (mass market) paperbacks; pine; slightly worn but smooth, medium brown stain, good for at least another 60 years of being home to books. $150 each.

(There will also be other bookcases coming up for sale as we rearrange.)

Also, 1921 set of Rorschach cards. Yes, really.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Today's project: Make space for readings this summer. Moved a section, started on another... oops, I bought some Eisner, Pekar, Sfar, Gaiman, Frank Miller, Kubert, now where am I going to put these?

AND HARDCOVER EDWARD GOREY. The sky may be holding back rain, but the awesome books are pouring in. Get dibs! Come now!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Quiet day. The store greeters take a break in the east window while a nearby human worker sorts books on classical music and jazz.