greenapplebooks:

Ooooooh. McSweeney’s just unveiled their Bookstore Day contribution. It’s 2 feet tall. It can do 100 push-ups with lesser books on its back. It can drink you under the table. And there are only 400 of them in existence. Ever. 
May 3rd. 
California Bookstore Day.

greenapplebooks:

Ooooooh. McSweeney’s just unveiled their Bookstore Day contribution. It’s 2 feet tall. It can do 100 push-ups with lesser books on its back. It can drink you under the table. And there are only 400 of them in existence. Ever. 

May 3rd. 

California Bookstore Day.

gildadavidian:

Feminist buttons for the Women’s Center for Creative Work. Look for these at the WCCW table at Skylight Books on May 3 for California Bookstore Day!

gildadavidian:

Feminist buttons for the Women’s Center for Creative Work. Look for these at the WCCW table at Skylight Books on May 3 for California Bookstore Day!

Poetry has always played a pivotal role on the Farrar, Straus and Giroux list, which boasts some of the greatest names in modern verse, ranging from Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin to John Ashbery, Thom Gunn, and Les Murray. This Poetry Month we wondered: which FSG poet are you?

teppeiando:

Thanks for sharing Ect-tet. Rad video, I love the story telling with visuals. It would be fun to watch on a big screen.

A Kenneth Patchen story made into an animation, could have been what you were up to in a past lifetime, or something. https://vimeo.com/51873137

childrenofthecart:

Henri Matisse: etching for James Joyce’s “Ulysses” (1935)

University of Delaware:
James Joyce, 1882-1941. 
Ulysses; with an introduction by Stuart Gilbert and illustrations by Henri Matisse. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935.
The French painter Henri Matisse (1869-1954) revolutionized art in the early twentieth century. His work for Ulysses includes six original copperplate etchings and twenty photogravure reproductions of studies for the etchings on colored paper. The images depict subjects found in Homer’s Odyssey rather than Joyce’s recasting of the epic

from OpenCulture:

Back in the mid-1930s, George Macey, an American publisher, approached the celebrated painter and asked him how many etchings he could provide for $5,000. Although it’s widely believed that Matisse never read Joyce’s sprawling classic (despite being given a French translation of the text), he did come back with 26 full-page illustrations, all of them based on six themes from Homer’s Odyssey, the epic poem that Ulysses consciously plays upon. In 1935, an illustrated edition of Ulysses was printed. Matisse signed 1500 copies; Joyce only 250.

jonklassen2:

cleaning out bookshelves - always liked this one

jonklassen2:

cleaning out bookshelves - always liked this one

lenaeday:

Why not make it a double feature and check out Prescott Pictures’ other clip from “Hot Tomatoes:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=762WaIGxLuY

Feel free to spread the word, folks!

Clip from 1989’s “The Virgin Terri,” by Prescott Pictures. Nun by day, Hollywood hooker by night. She does what she has to in order to save the one thing she loves - her convent.

In her final role, Priscilla Prescott stars as the Mother Superior who used to be a prostitute and must teach her young Sister in cloth (played by her granddaughter Tiffany Prescott-Day) how to be a hooker in order to save the convent.

Mother Superior played by Priscilla Prescott
The Virgin Terri played by Tiffany Prescott-Day
The John played by Travis Dean

CAST
Priscilla Prescott - Lenae Day
Tiffany Prescott-Day - Lenae Day
Travis Dean - Lenae Day
Body Double for Mother Superior and Terri - Stevie Guiol
Body Double for John - Travis Brown

CREDITS
Directed by Matt Hewitt
Written by Lenae Day
Cinematography - Matt Hewitt
Editing - Matt Hewitt
Music: “Terri’s Scripture (New Kind of Prayer)” and “Terri’s Synthony” - Written and Produced by Aaron M Olson
Sound Recording and Mixing - Travis Brown
Smoke Machine and Location Provided by Jonah Olson
Costumes - Lenae Day
Makeup - Lenae Day


All characters are fictional and played by Lenae Day as part of her body of conceptual work about Prescott Pictures.

See more of her work at LenaeDay.com

Magazines about the Prescotts are available at Skylight books.

commongenus:

decisions decisions…

commongenus:

decisions decisions…

TODAY IS FRANNY’S BIRTHDAY YAY YAY YAY

TODAY IS FRANNY’S BIRTHDAY YAY YAY YAY