Ross Gay’s third poetry collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, is currently in the running for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, and last year was a finalist for the National Book Award and the NAACP Image Award. And in a matter of days, he’ll be reading at Literati. Read More
Jill is our excellent, knowledgable Children’s buyer at Literati, and whenever I have a chance I love browsing the kids’ section upstairs with an Espresso Bar latte in hand and taking a closer look at how Jill is stocking our shelves. These four caught my eye recently, and I brought them home to read to my dog. Read More
*Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue: In Larry Rohter’s glowing New York Times review, he calls it a “farcical duel with topspin.” Caravaggio and Quevado play tennis with a ball made from the hair of Anne Boleyn, and on the other side of the globe, Cortés and La Malinche duke it out in the game of colonial domination and resistance. Read More
- Read this gorgeous, fascinating essay by Literati’s Mairead & you’ll fall in love with the 27th letter & also want to pick up Larry Levis’s Winter Stars, first out in 1985, back in print and on our shelves now. & you’ll want to give Mairead a high-five & maybe some kind of prize.
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
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