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Monthly Archives: March 2015
KARL G. PART 2 : MEET CYNTHIA & DOUG
Friday, March 20th : 7pm-9pm
Famed Manayunk Yelp Novelist Karl G. will host his SECOND public event. This time, his ex-wife Cynthia and her new beau and prominent water fitness instructor Doug will be in attendance to tell THEIR side of the story!
It all started HERE.
If you weren’t able to catch the first hilarious show – check out some clips below!
A delirious selection of books for those seeking something a bit off-kilter.
Call 215-482-0704 to order any of these titles, mention MARCH MADNESS, and get 15% off your order or free shipping. (We ship anywhere in the US and our flat-rate shipping fee is $2.50.)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illus. by Camille Rose Garcia
A stunning edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You will feel wonderfully mad as you navigate through Camille Rose Garcia’s trippy & creepy illustrations.
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
Have you wondered if you or your boss/co-worker/friend/mother-in-law is a psychopath? This is the book for you. Jon Ronson explores the concept of psychopathy through discussions with mental health specialists, descriptions of odd and unsettling treatments, and the lens of mass media. Ultimately, an engaging look at how psychopathy is viewed and treated in our world.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
There is a reason everyone is reading this. For those of you with voyeuristic tendencies (I know you’re out there), read this book. Three perspectives – three versions of the truth. The perfect thriller.
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann
A motley collection of heroes and rogues from around the world. Strange non-fiction, the best kind perhaps? Tumble along these tales and leave wanting more.
Jillian by Halle Butler
Two secretaries, Megan & Jillian, a malcontent and a short-sighted optimist. They will test your patience, yet you can’t help but feel for them. Somehow humorous, somehow distasteful, completely great. If you like staring at car crashes, this is your book. (Meet the author and get a signed copy : March 4th, 630-900)
The Year of No Mistakes by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
After all of these maddening reads, cleanse your palate. Poetry has a beautiful way to return you to yourself, and Aptowicz deftly and simply presents moments of personal struggle, joy, and insight. This isn’t sugar sweet, but life isn’t either.
I hope you enjoyed our foray into madness – and if you do like our recommendations, please remember to SHOP INDIE! We are happy to get these books into your hands (just call!), and I bet your local indie is ready to help too.
WEDS, MARCH 4TH, 630-900
Chicago authors Halle Butler and Sooze Lanier will be reading at The Spiral Bookcase on March 4th. It’s part of a tour JILLIAN, Halle’s book about liars, drunks, and secretaries, that the Chicago Tribune called “the feel-bad book of the year.”
FEATURING HALLE BUTLER, SOOZE LANIER, SARAH ROSE ETTER, JAIME FOUNTAINE, & MIKE INGRAM
Halle Butler is a writer living in Chicago. JILLIAN is her first novel.
“A novel that reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter in the face of outrageously painted everyday sadness.” – Kirkus Reviews
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