a selection of wonderful books and zines at fair prices
Stolen from @bookish.harpy.
What are YOU reading this weekend? (But really I want to know!)
#thegodofsmallthings #arundhatiroy #books
I just finished reading this wonderful book; have any of you read it? Wright has been one of my favorite writers ever since I first read Native Son. I'd been looking at this one on my shelf for a couple years, and I finally decided to dig in. It's funny how sometimes you read a book at just the right time in your life. In The Outsider, Wright, as in his other books, explores racial issues in America, but he goes quite a few steps beyond and looks more broadly at human freedom in the context of our structured, complex, confined world. Drawing on influence from the French existentialists of the day (whom I love), Wright crafts an engaging thriller of a novel, while diving deeper into personal and global politics than any writer I know. I can't say it's always a pleasant read, but it's worth your time for sure. And if you don't think these themes are just as relevant now as they were then, then you're not quite paying attention. #richardwright #theoutsider
This is tonight at @twodollarradiohq on Parsons. It'll be a fun time. Columbus is lucky to have some wonderful writers, and Hanif Abdurraqib is one of them. This book is so, so good y'all. Support independent publishers and booksellers. #hanifabdurraqib #theycantkillusuntiltheykillus
I'm down here at the @moonlightmarket till 11, folks!