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What is a book, and what can you use it for?
The folks behind the just-released The Thing The Book have some unexpected answers. Each traditional element of a book—from endpapers to footnotes—is assigned to a different artist or writer including John Baldessari, Miranda July, and Jonathan Lethem.
Contributions include (top-bottom):
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Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?
We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.
Photography by Irene Kim.
Meet Frosty, the mischievous raccoon who was adopted by California’s first “lady ranger” and profiled in this 1973 find from the Chronicle Archives.
How many kittens does it take to pen a book of poetry? Tune in NOW to this livestream from the writers’ studio to find out! → http://ow.ly/AK1QR
!!! For Every Book Pre-Ordered, We Will Donate A Copy To A PFLAG Chapter !!!
SOMETHING AWESOME IS HAPPENING.
We recently talked to the lovely human beings at Chronicle Books (our book’s publisher), and explained how important we felt it was to get This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids in the hands of people who need it most: parents of LGBTQ kids (duh).
Chronicle agreed with us, and so through September 8th, every single pre-order for This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids will be matched with a book donated to a local PFLAG Chapter!!!!
All you need to do is this:
TADA! If you’ve already pre-ordered, you can still let Chronicle know and ensure that you are getting a copy donated.
This is pretty amazing.
Please share far & wide!!
Dannielle & Kristin
From the Archives: Eat Well on a Dollar a Day by Bill and Ruth Kaysing, 1975