Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Book of Dead Philosophers, by Simon Critchley
Reviewed by: Dominique
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Position: The Boulder Book Store intern gets to be involved in a wide variety of Marketing & Promotions tasks, which include assisting with:
• author events
• in-store displays
• promotional mailings
• flyer distribution
• press releases
Though the position will certainly include a number of administrative tasks, we welcome our interns to shape their experience here according to their specific interests and talents.
The internship lasts for three months, and interns work 5-10 hours/week. Internships begin in March, June, and September.
• Computer Skills: Applicants must be competent in Microsoft Word and Excel, and would ideally be familiar with Photoshop.
• Writing Skills: Interns may be asked to write press releases, draft letters to area organizations, create flyers, etc.
• Multi-tasking: This position includes a wide variety of tasks, so being able to multi-task is important.
• Book Lover: Since we're in the business of books, ideal applicants will share our enthusiasm for the business.
• High School and College students only, please.
This internship is unpaid. There are a number of great perks, however, including loads of free books, flexible hours, fun-loving co-workers, use of the staff massage chair, and more. Most importantly, you will learn the ins and outs of working at both a bookstore, and a locally-owned, independent business. Plus, it will earn you a number of professional contacts, and look great on a resume!
Please send a letter of interest (or a resume and cover letter, if applicable) to: Mandy King, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
Reviewed by: Eric
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Ask the Buyers!
Saturday, May 2, 2:00-4:00pm
with Children’s Buyer Liesl Freudenstein and Head Buyer Arsen Kashkashian
Cost is $25 for 15 minutes with either our Children’s or Adult buyer. Registration and pre-payment is required. Forms are available at the front desk of Boulder Book Store or by calling (303) 447-2074.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's a great day for some earth-friendly shopping!
We also encourage you to find out what your water footprint is and how to reduce it, to buy local and organic, and to enjoy the many green businesses and offerings that Boulder provides! Need help? Stop by our Green Living section in the Center Basement.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Reviewed by: Corinne
Monday, April 20, 2009
This new and selected book of poetry by Mark Doty highlights an amazing writing career. Reading Mark Doty's poems, the reader encounters the inspiration in everyday things through his truly accomplished imagery and language. His skill is so finely tuned as to appear effortless, with beautiful phrases like "a rinse of blue" flowing naturally when describing a crab shell. Absolutely lovely.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, by David Shields
Reviewed by: Karina
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads From the London Review of Books edited by David Rose
Reviewed by: Ashanti
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
With so much emphasis on progress, it can be difficult to stop and take a break. Pema, in this excellent guide, explains how anyone can learn to create calm in their lives through meditation and awareness. This book is great for those who are new to meditation, long-time practitioners, and everyone in between.
Reviewed by: Mari
One Book, One Boulder County is a community-wide reading program presented by Boulder County's Libraries, planned to bring the community together through the reading of a single book. One Book, One Boulder was initiated by the Boulder Public Library and the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Denver author Dave Cullen offers what will certainly become essential in understanding the who/when/where (and most importantly, the "why") of the tragedy in Columbine. Cullen also assesses the media's reaction, tracing the origin of several myths and debunking them where appropriate. Columbine is riveting, engaging, sympathetic, well reasoned and thought provoking.
Reviewed by: Scott
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
This 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel is a delicious, irreverent tale of modern India told by Balram Halwai, a country peasant with no discernible morals or scruples. It is a scathing, savagely funny critique of both India's rural and urban cultures--at times sardonic, touching or philosophical but always illuminating. A great read.
Reviewed by: Harry
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Throughout April, a number of events in the community (and in the country!) will be taking place to celebrate National Poetry Month. The Boulder Book Store will be promoting it with displays, recommendations, readings, bookclubs, and more! Here's a list of great ways to celebrate:
- Buy a poetry book! Stop by and browse our wide selection of poetry books and anthologies. We recommend Donkey Gospels by Tony Hoagland, Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey, Fire to Fire by Mark Doty, Love Poems by Pablo Neruda, and Red Bird by Mary Oliver. Our in-store displays also offer a variety of other recommended poetry reading.
- Attend a reading: Amy Catanzano will read from her new poetry collection entitled Multiversal on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30pm. Multiversal proposes a theory of quantum poetics, and invites readers to explore the intersections between language, nature, science, and consciousness. Multiversal takes its name from the multiverse, a science fiction concept that has become an accepted theory in physics. It suggests that reality comprises multiple dimensions in space and time. In form and content, this collection takes novel approaches to the materiality of language itself, to the spacetime of poems.
- Join the Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub at Boulder Book Store. This bookclub meets in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store on the second Tuesday of every month (7pm) to discuss a book of poetry by a living author.
- Participate in Open Mic Poetry Readings (bring your own or someone else's) on Friday, April 17th at 7pm in the Upstairs Ballroom. Or just come to listen! This is a great chance to network with the local poetry community (meet your peers, start a bookclub or workshop group).
- Celebrate National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day (April 30th) by taking a pocket-sized poem (available in the store), sharing it with your friends, passing it along, or memorizing it. You can also pick up a copy of the book Poem In Your Pocket by the Academy of American Poets (Abrams, $14.95), and share the poems with everyone you know!