Books getting too expensive?

Look at it this way... A new book published by Random House, Yale University Press or Penguin -- or any real publisher -- has a set retail price that's the same whether you buy it in San Francisco, Fresno, Atlanta or Dubuque. Ok, maybe Amazon … [Read more...]

The Oy Way!

Sunday, October 21st - 2:00 p.m. Follow the Path of Most Resistance!  Cogitator, philosopher & humorist Harvey Gottliffe imparts the technique and wisdom -- and the beneficial health effects -- of "The Oy Way". Feeling a little stiff after … [Read more...]

New on the shelves this weekend

Hotly anticipated new books on the shelves at Bird & Beckett include novels by Michael Chabon (Telegraph Avenue), T.C. Boyle (San Miguel), Zadie Smith (NW), Irvine Welsh (Skagboys); short stories by Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her); … [Read more...]

Between Heaven and Here
by Susan Straight

What I'm reading now... an occasional post by the proprietor... Susan Straight has long been on the short list of English-language fiction writers dear to my heart-- along with Michael Ondaatje, Jayne Anne Phillips, Breece D'J Pancake, Denis … [Read more...]

Books at Bird & Beckett!

Pity the Billionaire, Thomas Frank's latest salvo in the struggle to scrape away the scales from the eyes of Americans conned by the rhetoric of wealth and righteousness, arrives in stock Tuesday (paperback, $16).  Also in that shipment, Good Girls … [Read more...]