I sit Sunday not meditating on people clapping shouting meek shall...– “Sunday” from It A Come: Poems by Michael Smith
We just cleaned up our sheet music section. It’s all in order and ready to be browsed. A few teasers: Time and the Flying Snow (folk songs by Gordon Bok) Tori Amos’ MTV Unplugged Carole King Metallica Garage, Inc. Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd Music Ritual:International Order of Job’s Daughters The Cure Thelonious Monk Play Along Book and CD Set and a lot more…
The Rare Book Project: Here, Have Some Poem →
rarebookproject: Before I go to lunch, have another Bukowski poem from that little chapbook I did the other day: It’s Nothing to Laugh About there’s not color like the color of an orange, and the mountains were a sad smokey purple like old curtains in some cheap burlesque house; and the…
from Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse
Author Suraya Sadeed was stuck in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, while trying to cross the Afghan border. To keep herself amused, she visited a tiny bookstore in hopes of finding some Dari titles. She found Tajer Venicei (The Merchant of Venice) and a philosophical Sufi book. Here’s an excerpt from her visit: Without asking, the shopkeeper brought over another stack of Dari volumes. I smiled my...
Bill Moyers’s collection of interviews is just out. Jon Stewart interviews him on interviewing. futurejournalismproject: Stewart and Bill Moyers on the art of the interview, part 02. In which Stewart discusses his inability to interview Donald Rumsfeld and Moyers talks about the difference between narrating and reporting, and why he doesn’t want to interview politicians because their...
A newish bookstore in the Berkeley family.
Berkeleyside reports on the shifting comic book scene in Berkeley as of late. There’s a new, airy, store in the ‘hood. And we approve. After you swing by Fantastic Comics, on Shattuck stop over at Shakespeare & Company at Dwight and Telegraph.
New Sale Table
We’ve been very busy at Shakespeare & Company, since our new manager Stephanie Vela has begun sprucing up the place. Vela is going through the literature section, book by book, lowering prices, pulling out older books, and putting them on our new stock-full sale table. Come around to check out our discounted titles, and eye-pleasing literature collection.