Monday, October 20, 2014
Dr. Alyssa G. Cavazos and her husband Dr. Javier Cavazos-Vela filled their Little Free Library with Little, Brown books!
You can read more about their pint-sized bilingual library here.

Dr. Alyssa G. Cavazos and her husband Dr. Javier Cavazos-Vela filled their Little Free Library with Little, Brown books!

You can read more about their pint-sized bilingual library here.

Say hello to our new digs!

Say hello to our new digs!

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Our editors are kicking us off at Hachette’s Book Club Brunch. Little, Brown editor John Parsley revealed that he wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer before he started in publishing.

Our editors are kicking us off at Hachette’s Book Club Brunch. Little, Brown editor John Parsley revealed that he wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer before he started in publishing.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Today was our last day in 237 Park Avenue. We found some real treasures while packing. Anyone recognize this old fashioned rainbow technology? Goodbye to all that!

Today was our last day in 237 Park Avenue. We found some real treasures while packing. Anyone recognize this old fashioned rainbow technology? Goodbye to all that!

Thursday, October 16, 2014
tick-tock-about-time:

THE BOYS / LES GARÇONS by vahram muratyan
From the book ABOUT TIME a visual memoir around the clockExtrait du livre TICK TOCK mémoires visuelles du temps qui passe

Vahram Muratyan is the brilliant man behind Paris versus New York. His upcoming book, About Time, is a visual exploration of time, memory…and facial hair. Follow his gorgeous new Tumblr for a new post daily!

tick-tock-about-time:

THE BOYS / LES GARÇONS by vahram muratyan

From the book ABOUT TIME a visual memoir around the clock
Extrait du livre TICK TOCK mémoires visuelles du temps qui passe

Vahram Muratyan is the brilliant man behind Paris versus New York. His upcoming book, About Time, is a visual exploration of time, memory…and facial hair. Follow his gorgeous new Tumblr for a new post daily!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The dead neighbor was a guy I talked to from time to time. He’d recently bought the condo next to mine, moved in with a herd of people, so many I couldn’t figure out who went with whom. There were seven adults in the house—three men, four women—all between twenty-five and forty-five. One time Ng said they were relatives; another time he said they were coworkers in his nail salons. He said he had salons in Kemah, Seabrook, Texas City, Beaumont, Sugar Land, and Waikiki.

Waikiki? I said.

Kid you not, he said.

 From the novel There Must Be Some Mistake by Frederick Barthelme, published fall 2014 by Little, Brown & Co. (via fbarthelme)
A big thank you to mulhollandbooks author Lauren Beukes for these Broken Monsters cupcakes!
To eat or not to eat?

A big thank you to mulhollandbooks author Lauren Beukes for these Broken Monsters cupcakes!

To eat or not to eat?

Monday, October 13, 2014
I said to someone the other day — I don’t know who I was trying to kid — I said, “It’s not that hard being nice to people.” Which makes me sound like such a good guy. Then I thought about it later. And I thought, “No, it’s not that hard to be nice to nice people. It’s really hard to be nice to people who aren’t nice.” That’s work right there.

A little morality tale, from David Sedaris. (via washingtonpost)

'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life

(via nprfreshair)

Friday, October 10, 2014
Little, Brown author love!
Laird Hunt and Kathleen Kent both wrote tremendous novels set during the Civil War and reading each other’s books. Want to join in? Pick up a copy of Neverhome by Laird Hunt or The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent. Or, with the long weekend coming up, maybe you should pick up both.

Little, Brown author love!

Laird Hunt and Kathleen Kent both wrote tremendous novels set during the Civil War and reading each other’s books. Want to join in? Pick up a copy of Neverhome by Laird Hunt or The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent. Or, with the long weekend coming up, maybe you should pick up both.

Congrats to Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

This condo - filled with books, “old lady furniture,” and two Siamese cats, is where Elena Mauli Shapiro’s electric novel In the Red was born. It’s a dark novel about a young woman entangled with an older man, and Elena told us a little more about the space where this deviant novel came to be:

I am glad you asked about my office because we just moved into this condo last year, and this is the first time that I have, as Virginia Woolf always advised, a tax-deductible room of my own.  I love it; it’s fabulous.  First of all, it affords me one place where to keep all my books.

They used to be scattered all over the house.  Now they take up a whole wall of awesome.  If you squint at my bookshelf, you can see my lucky cat which I got at the British Museum—green for success in academic endeavors (I was in a PhD program at the time) with its right paw raised to attract money, which it has had mixed success with.  On the left is a picture of my actual cat, one of two elderly half-Siamese who often keep me company by sleeping on the old lady furniture.

What I call the “old lady furniture” came with the condo.  It was sold to us by the heir of an awesome woman named Lucille who lived to 97.  The guy just threw all the furniture in because he didn’t feel like moving it, which was a huge boon to us, because we didn’t have nearly enough stuff to fill a 3-bedroom, and Lucille’s stuff is much higher quality than the crap we have from Ikea.  When I walk by her dressers and tables I often lay my hand on them, to feel the sturdiness there.  Now I understand why people like furniture!  It did not escape my notice that my first book came out of a box of stuff from a dead old lady I never knew and that this condo is essentially a much bigger box of stuff from a dead old lady I never knew.  I have some kind of dead old lady mojo: they keep giving me stuff.

The burnt rose color on the rocking chair was her color. It’s all over the apartment.  I like it.  The little pillows are hers too.  The pink embroidered one reads: “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.  Luckily this is not difficult.”  Now you can see why I like the company of her ghost so much!  I spend almost as much time writing in that rocking chair with my feet up on the ottoman as I do at my actual desk.

As you can see the photo of my desk is terribly backlit.  The only way to get a better shot would have been to close the shutters, but this would not have given you an accurate impression of my workspace because I never close the shutters.  My desk used to be a small corner unit and I never worked there because there was nothing more depressing than looking at a dark little corner while working!  Natural light streaming directly onto my face is the only way to keep me sane, along with the white mocha I make for myself every morning, pictured next to my wee laptop.  The blue plastic stacky thing is where I keep all my printed drafts.  It is nearly empty now because I just cleared it of all the drafts of In the Red to make room for all the drafts of my next book.  Oh God I can’t believe I am going to do this all over again, I think I need another white mocha…

-Elena Mauli Shapiro, author of In the Red

Thursday, October 9, 2014

mulhollandbooks:

We got into the spirit of the upcoming Little Brown book What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night with this dino-take on Lauren Beukes’s Broken Monsters. Rex, don’t go through the door!!

Don’t do it, Rex! 

And if you missed our other dinoramas, you can see them here.

So much Gatsby love! Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan posed with Liz Sher (who used to work at politicsprose) after talking about her love for The Great Gatsby and signing copies of her own book So We Read On at harvardbookstore.
And if you haven’t caught Maureen on tour yet, there’s still time:
October 9, 2014
Darien Library w/Barrett Bookstore, Darien, CT, 7 pm

October 17, 2014
Friends of The New York Public Library Lecture Luncheon,1 pm
RJ Julia, Madison, CT, 7 pm

October 18, 2014
Hachette Book Club Brunch, New York, NY

October 19, 2014
Ridgefield Library Gatsby “Big Read” event, Ridgefield CT, 2 pm

October 25, 2014
Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

Saturday Nov 8, 2014
Open Book Gatsby Retreat, Philadelphia, PA

November 13, 2014
Pen/Faulkner Event, Washington DC

November 18, 2014
National Press Club’s 37th Annual Book Fair with Politics & Prose, Washington DC

November 19, 2014
Malaprop’s Bookstore, Asheville, NC

November 20, 2014
Georgia Center for the Book, Atlanta, GA

November 21, 2014
Orange County Literacy Council Benefit with Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

November 22-23, 2014

Miami Book Fair

So much Gatsby love! Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan posed with Liz Sher (who used to work at politicsprose) after talking about her love for The Great Gatsby and signing copies of her own book So We Read On at harvardbookstore.

And if you haven’t caught Maureen on tour yet, there’s still time:

October 9, 2014

Darien Library w/Barrett Bookstore, Darien, CT, 7 pm

October 17, 2014

Friends of The New York Public Library Lecture Luncheon,1 pm

RJ Julia, Madison, CT, 7 pm

October 18, 2014

Hachette Book Club Brunch, New York, NY

October 19, 2014

Ridgefield Library Gatsby “Big Read” event, Ridgefield CT, 2 pm

October 25, 2014

Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

Saturday Nov 8, 2014

Open Book Gatsby Retreat, Philadelphia, PA

November 13, 2014

Pen/Faulkner Event, Washington DC

November 18, 2014

National Press Club’s 37th Annual Book Fair with Politics & Prose, Washington DC

November 19, 2014

Malaprop’s Bookstore, Asheville, NC

November 20, 2014

Georgia Center for the Book, Atlanta, GA

November 21, 2014

Orange County Literacy Council Benefit with Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

November 22-23, 2014

Miami Book Fair

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Got a question for David Sedaris? Don’t be afraid - step right up to the plate and ask in his FIRST EVER Reddit AMA, today (October 8) at 2 PM. 

Got a question for David Sedaris? Don’t be afraid - step right up to the plate and ask in his FIRST EVER Reddit AMA, today (October 8) at 2 PM.