Happy Local Comic Book Shop Day! OK, so technically we're a bookstore, but if you're in Chicago, we're local. And we do have comics! For example: Edie Fake's new Gaylord Phoenix Issue #8, which travels the path to call on connections too thick to be broken, in Fake's award-winning, …
Viva La Pizza the Art of the Pizza Box
by Scott Wiener
Published by Melville
144p, color, hardcover, 7.5"x8.25"
To make a book like this work -and not have it feel woefully trivial- is a pretty big accomplishment (and requires a massive devotion to pizza box graphics). Fantastically, Viva La Pizza actually does work, and Weiner's collection of boxes is delightful and surprising, topped throughout with well-written anectdotes illuminating the history of pizza, boxes, and pizza boxes.