Sunday, January 31, 2010

Staff Recommendation: Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

Read some of the blurbs on this one. This is Pancake's only collection, published posthumously. This gentleman was the real deal. Bare prose thickened only by the honest voices of rural West Virginia (Pancake's choice topic matter), this stuff is excellent. Each story is cautious, patient, and genuine, encapsulating the hard grit and faced-out violence of Pancake's America.

Reviewed by: Eric

Friday, January 29, 2010

Staff Recommendation: The Lady Queen

Everyone knows about Elanor of Aquitaine and Elizabeth I, but why haven't we heard of Joanna? Reigning in tumultuous Italy during the Hundred Years War was difficult enough, let alone for a woman. Especially a woman who was accused of murdering her husband the king and had to defend herself in an international court. A highly readable book by a respected historian.

Reviewed by: Cesa

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Staff Recommendation: True Compass

Reading this memoir is like sitting at your grandfather's knee as he tells idyllic stories from his childhood, and about his storied family. The tone is genial and even confidential, like deeper look into Camelot. The well-known tragedies of the Kennedy family are not sugar-coated, but also not dwelt upon. A great read from one of America's longest serving Senators.

Reviewed by: Chris

Monday, January 25, 2010

Staff Recommendation: Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

Finding a book that successfully teaches how to draw the human body can be trying at times. However, I feel confident in recommending this book to anyone that is hoping to improve their technical skills. Packed with resourceful information and fantastic sketches, this is a must for both the aspiring and the experienced artist.

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life, by George Bridgman
Reviewed by: Dominique

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Staff Recommendation: The Book of Genesis Illustrated

A magnificent achievement: every word of Genesis made flesh (nothing left out!) by one of the great graphic artists. With five years toil and his special excellence at depicting emotions, R. Crumb brings The Bible to life as never before. Crack it anywhere; it’s fascinating, and quite pious. Parental discretion advised.

Reviewed by: Digs

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Staff Recommendation: Ace of Cakes

This book—like the much-watched show of the same name on Food Network—combines two of my favorite things: cake and hilarity! The good people at Charm City Cakes make some of the most amazing edible art pieces I have ever seen. Each artist at the shop exudes personality, and each one is captured in a cake in these full-color pages. Eat it up!

Reviewed by: Stephanie W.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Staff Recommendation: The Unnamed

Tim Farnsworth has a charmed life. Yet one day, he is compelled to stand up and walk out of his life, an action he is powerless to control. These impromptu "walks" strike Tim on an irregular, recurring basis, threatening his work, family and sanity. The celebrated author of Then We Came To the End offers a darkly humorous, moving portrayal of marriage, commitment, and faith.

Reviewed by: Scott

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be a Boulder Book Store Marketing Intern!

We are currently looking for new Marketing Interns, to begin on February 1st, 2010! Here's what previous interns have said:

"I've learned a lot about the goals, responsibilities, and tactics of making a business part of the community and visible within a community."

"This internship opened up the world of marketing in such an accessible and friendly way."

"I have had so much fun and I simply love learning about the inner workings of the book store."

"You guys are constantly coming up with new things for me to try, which is great!"

Check out the full description here: