Necessary Goodbyes by Rose Alana Frith

Necessary Goodbyes by Rose Alana Frith

Moments fall around us. People pass in anonymous congregations. We sit, apart, strangers to it all and observe the fragile architecture of life and love and living. We are not yet the finished versions of ourselves, which we are forever…

Alive! by Pia Copper

Alive! by Pia Copper

L’automne, even the word seems rich. It falls off your tongue and lingers in the recesses of your throat, an echo of how absolutely blissful it all is. Deep, sensual, ripe, overwhelming with sensation. I always feel more alive in…

Talking about the Internet with Margaret Atwood, Titiou Lecoq, and Tao Lin by Adam Biles

Talking about the Internet with Margaret Atwood, Titiou Lecoq, and Tao Lin by Adam Biles

The Salle Carlos Fuentes is Festival America’s bunker. A windowless, underground hall, it feels like a final bookish refuge from the zombie apocalypse (AKA smartphonageddon) overrunning the streets above. Festival-goers were asked to check their skull-caving implements at the door….

Barely a Note by Linda Fallon

Barely a Note by Linda Fallon

We are a bookshop full of musicians (I am not one of them, barely a note in my head, but I love music) and we are always curious when musicians turn their writing skills from songs to books. David Byrne…

Judging the 2014 Man Booker Prize by Erica Wagner

Judging the 2014 Man Booker Prize by Erica Wagner

I admit, there were times when I got confused. One hundred and fifty-four books? One hundred and fifty-six? Well, no matter: the round number is a lot. One of the things which distinguishes the Man Booker Prize from many other…