Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Enjoy your summer with our free reading samplers! You can download a fiction AND a nonfiction sampler today and get samples of all of these LB titles, plus books from our friends at grandcentralpub and Twelve! We ❤️ free books! Download here.

Enjoy your summer with our free reading samplers! You can download a fiction AND a nonfiction sampler today and get samples of all of these LB titles, plus books from our friends at grandcentralpub and Twelve! We ❤️ free books! Download here.

Edan Lepucki stopped by The Colbert Report last night to celebrate California’s debut at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list and to thank Colbert Nation for their support. She ran into Nancy Pelosi along the way and signed some books for the audience.

Congrats italicsmine

When Paul Bogard traveled the globe to research his book The End of Night, he brought his dog Luna along for the ride. Today his book comes out in paperback, and to mark the occasion, he remembers his dog:

Luna was with me every step of the way as I worked on The End of Night. One of our favorite walks was the golf course near the Minneapolis house where I grew up and where my parents still live. We’d wait until after dark, then slip through a tear in the chain-link fence for an hour or so, Luna racing across the fairways and greens as I sauntered along lost in thought. She’d come roaring past me every once in a while, checking in, then veer off back into the dark. 

When I brought her home at eight weeks I had all the time in the world, and so we spent it together. As a result, during her fifteen years she was almost never on a leash, and lived her days roaming along as her heart desired. She had an amazing life; I sometimes think that if I do nothing else well in life I will always know I gave my beautiful dog the best life I could, the best life a dog could ever want. It always makes me happy when I meet other people who are doing the same for their dogs. And what she gave me shaped my life. I miss her every day.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Signing stock with CALIFORNIA author italicsmine in Brooklyn.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Beth Macy visited our office this morning so we could congratulate her on the publication of Factory Girl. She was carrying a tote bag with this hard working woman on it. Here’s the story behind it:

To celebrate the terrific book by the Virginian, Parkway Brewing Company created the Factory Girl Session IPA. They’re calling it “deliciously complex…perfect for summer days by the water with a good book!” 

Beth Macy visited our office this morning so we could congratulate her on the publication of Factory Girl. She was carrying a tote bag with this hard working woman on it. Here’s the story behind it:

To celebrate the terrific book by the Virginian, Parkway Brewing Company created the Factory Girl Session IPA. They’re calling it “deliciously complex…perfect for summer days by the water with a good book!” 

miriamparker:

Great #Bookclub convo about #California #edanlepucki #reblogbookclub @littlebrown @edanl @ericabrookeb @lydiahirt @nicolebo @blparker81

miriamparker:

Great #Bookclub convo about #California #edanlepucki #reblogbookclub @littlebrown @edanl @ericabrookeb @lydiahirt @nicolebo @blparker81

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
These two gorgeous rescue mutts belong to Beth Macy, author of Factory Man. Here’s what she had to say about their cuteness:

Most days my husband and I load up the back of the Subaru and head for the base of Mill Mountain, a park in the middle of our small Virginia city, with our rescue mutts, Charley (left, age 3) and Mavis (3 months) — aka “the Bumpus hounds.” Charley was the empty nest dog after the older son left for college, and lap-happy Mavis was the response when our little one (now six feet tall with size 13 shoes) grew too big to snuggle. We’re in the throes of food/not food instruction with Mavis now. The TV remote is not food. What used to be my favorite spatula is not food. The leather couch: definitely not food. Mavis demands a lot of trail walking — which is ideal because it’d be great to lose the 10 pounds I gained from all the sustained butt-in-chair that writing Factory Man required. We named her for the soul crooner Mavis Staples, of “I’ll Take You There,” which is a great song to have stuck in your head when you’re walking in the Blue Ridge mountains. “I know a place, y’all… . “  


Photo by Audra Ang

These two gorgeous rescue mutts belong to Beth Macy, author of Factory Man. Here’s what she had to say about their cuteness:

Most days my husband and I load up the back of the Subaru and head for the base of Mill Mountain, a park in the middle of our small Virginia city, with our rescue mutts, Charley (left, age 3) and Mavis (3 months) — aka “the Bumpus hounds.” Charley was the empty nest dog after the older son left for college, and lap-happy Mavis was the response when our little one (now six feet tall with size 13 shoes) grew too big to snuggle. We’re in the throes of food/not food instruction with Mavis now. The TV remote is not food. What used to be my favorite spatula is not food. The leather couch: definitely not food. Mavis demands a lot of trail walking — which is ideal because it’d be great to lose the 10 pounds I gained from all the sustained butt-in-chair that writing Factory Man required. We named her for the soul crooner Mavis Staples, of “I’ll Take You There,” which is a great song to have stuck in your head when you’re walking in the Blue Ridge mountains. “I know a place, y’all… . “  

Photo by Audra Ang

Monday, July 14, 2014

What are you stronger than? Show it to the world on this Malala Day.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Just in case you’re looking for a summer read to dip into this weekend, O, The Oprah Magazine recommends Angels Make Their Hope Here by Breena Clarke.

Just in case you’re looking for a summer read to dip into this weekend, O, The Oprah Magazine recommends Angels Make Their Hope Here by Breena Clarke.

Brazil may have lost to Germany, but they sure are winning when it comes to book publicity. The Brazilian publisher of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Colonel Chris Hadfield hired people to dress up as astronauts and promote the book in bookstores and on the streets of Rio. Hopefully they’ll be flying to the US soon.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
stephenkingmoney:

PURCHASE: Two books from BookCourt.
COST: $38.10
NOTE: One for me. One for my son. And that’s it for the Stephen King money this year! Later today I’ll be posting the tally and what’s in store next year.
WOULD STEPHEN KING LIKE IT: True, there is always something a little disturbing in a Margaret Wise Brown book, but The Fever by Megan Abbott is probably the winner here. Given what The Blondes is about I’ve been excited to read Abbott’s novel. Also, the definitive article is very important in today’s book titling climate. 

stephenkingmoney:

PURCHASE: Two books from BookCourt.

COST: $38.10

NOTE: One for me. One for my son. And that’s it for the Stephen King money this year! Later today I’ll be posting the tally and what’s in store next year.

WOULD STEPHEN KING LIKE IT: True, there is always something a little disturbing in a Margaret Wise Brown book, but The Fever by Megan Abbott is probably the winner here. Given what The Blondes is about I’ve been excited to read Abbott’s novel. Also, the definitive article is very important in today’s book titling climate. 

Meet John Bassett, chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Co., the largest maker of wood bedroom furniture in America. He’s battled to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business.

Read more of his inspiring story in Factory Man by Beth Macy.

nprbooks:

arlingtonvalib:

Second Largest Book Sorting Machine in the Whole Wide World!!!

I want one of these so badly. Can we at least get conveyor belts? Somewhere?

Book sorting machines are a thing?! Makes me wonder what it’d be like to do this with conveyor belts:

Can we get one of these for our office?

slaughterhouse90210:

“Wasn’t that, in the end, what he wanted? To discover how this place worked—not just its outward system of organization, but its inward, private one as well? Its secret machinations, the strings that gestured the puppet. Who was the puppet, though?”—Edan Lepucki, California

slaughterhouse90210:

“Wasn’t that, in the end, what he wanted? To discover how this place worked—not just its outward system of organization, but its inward, private one as well? Its secret machinations, the strings that gestured the puppet. Who was the puppet, though?”
—Edan Lepucki, California