New in the Shop this Weekend! (August 28th)

photo 3 (6)Come check out a few of our most highly-anticipated laydowns this weekend. These gorgeous new hardcovers include Rising Strong, from self-help guru Brené Brown, Erik Fassnacht’s A Good Family,  A Manual for Cleaning Women, a story collection by Lucia Berlin, Alexandra Kleeman’s novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, beloved mystery writer Louise Penny’s The Nature of the Beast, and Jasper Gibson’s A Bright Moon For Fools. Most covers just happen to be designed around the colors orange and blue. Favorite cover of the week? The sideways, painterly one for Erik Fassnacht’s A Good Family.  Continue reading “New in the Shop this Weekend! (August 28th)”

Meet a Bookseller: Claire

Meet our darling Claire!photo 2 (5)

1.) What do you do at Literati?
I am a bookseller, first and foremost, but I also dabble in the social media arts. I manage the store’s Tumblr page, posting original content but also “reblogging” anything that I think is interesting or similar to Literati’s aesthetic goals. I also create many of the little handwritten signs you see throughout the store, including some of the chalk work. I think my favorite thing to do at Literati is curate displays. Some of the work I am most proud of are the thematic wall displays I’ve made (most notably, the holiday display wall next to the staircase). I have so much fun thinking of and collecting books I think people will find most interesting. I also love love love writing shelftalkers for my favorite books. It is such a gratifying feeling to have someone come up to me and say, “I have loved every book you have recommended.” It reminds me everyday why I love doing what I do: inspiring people to read.

New in the Shop this Weekend! (August 21st)

photo 4 (1)This week, we’re super excited about the new Thomas Piketty (and it’s far trimmer than Capital), a story collection from Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson (we still have some signed copies), Alaa Al Aswany’s Automobile Club of Egypt, I Was a Revolutionary by emerging writer Andrew Malan Milward (check that sublime cover), Mindware, because we all want to think smarter, and Language of Flowers author Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s latest novel. Continue reading “New in the Shop this Weekend! (August 21st)”