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  • Our friends at 826michigan are, as usual, doing some wonderful things for the community. We were delighted to see this recently-launched video featuring many of our favorite robots.  Read More

Meet a Bookseller: Kati

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Meet our newest bookseller, the excellent Kati!
1.) What do you do at Literati? 

Mostly I sell books, which is great! I really enjoy doing special orders– it’s always interesting to learn about some of the more esoteric pieces people come in asking about, plus customers are so thrilled when we can track down a title they haven’t been able to find anywhere else. I’m also the office manager, so in my off the floor time I get to help keep all the little behind the scenes pieces moving, like making sure we don’t run out of receipt paper. I also get to try and figure out the most effective use of space for our storage and office areas, which is always a fun adventure in a store this small and this crammed with books. Read More

This week’s fresh picks

There’s a Springtime feeling in the air with mysterious bird calls and uncanny early February shrubberies, ye aulde groundhogge predicts an auspicious season, and–phew–Mercury in Retrograde is over. Don’t you feel a bit more clear-brained and eager to refresh your mind and heart with some bright words? Read More

Meet a Writer: R.J. Fox, author of Love & Vodka

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R.J. Fox is an Ann Arbor writer and Huron High School teacher who recently published his memoir, Love & Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukrainewhich is about his journey as a young man to the country of his beloved. The book has received a good deal of praise. Davy Rothbart writes of Love & Vodka: “If you’ve ever done something crazy in the name of love, R.J. Fox’s adventures in Ukraine will strike a chord,” and you can listen to Fox discuss his work with Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio’s Stateside program here. Literati was happy to host his launch, and I had the chance to talk about love and courtship, vodka toasts, and screenwriting with the author. Thanks, R.J.! Read More

National Book Critics Circle Finalists Announced! (Fiction Edition)

It’s always sort of gratifying when the big shots say that our favorites are their favorites too. Makes us feel fancy! The National Book Critics Circle just announced their 30 finalists up for awards in Fiction, Poetry, Autobiography, Non-Fiction, Reviewing, and Criticism, for the year 2016. Let’s shine a big spotlight on NBCC’s Fiction picks. Who knows who we love most? We won’t tell you; we can’t tell you. But we’d love to celebrate a whole bunch of great fiction.  Read More