Monthly Archive for May, 2008

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Kathleen Rooney, Jasmine Dreame Wagner and Samuel Wharton

Jun ’08
7:00 pm

Join authors/poets Kathleen Rooney, Jasmine Dreame Wagner and Samuel Wharton as they read from their new books.

Kathleen Rooney was born in Beckley, West Virginia and raised in the Midwest. She earned a B.A. from the George Washington University and an M.F.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. Along with Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of the collaborative poetry chapbook Something Really Wonderful and the collection That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness. Her poems have appeared in AGNI online, 32 Poems, and Cincinnati Review, and her essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, Southern Humanities Review and Another Chicago Magazine. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband, the writer Martin Seay.

Jasmine Dreame Wagner is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of Montana – Missoula. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Verse, American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Seattle Review, North American Review, Columbia Review, 32 Poems, and others. A graduate of Columbia University, she was a writer-in-residence at The Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education in Townshend, Vermont. Her chapbook, “Charcoal,” surveys and deconstructs the language and visual field of the American urban ruin from the remains of the 9/11 site and the Greenpoint Terminal Market fire to the eroded mines and mills of the former western frontier. “Charcoal” was published this spring in collaboration with printmaker Matthew Trygve Tung and is part of a commission on the behalf of Windows Gallery (formerly PS2 Gallery) in Long Island City, New York. Wagner also performs in the experimental folk collective Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.

Samuel Wharton has had poems published in various journals, including, most recently, The Concher, Otoliths, & Death Metal Poetry, & his work will appear in Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets . He is the editor of the online poetry journal, Sawbuck . Wharton’s chapbook, Welcome Home, was released by NeOPepper Press in May, 2007, and his music criticism appears regularly at He lives and works in Chicago.

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Kathleen Rooney
Jasmine Dreame Wagner

Ray Bawarchi reads from The Dirt People

Jun ’08
7:00 pm

Ray Bawarchi will read a chapter and discuss the book, The Dirt People.

About The Dirt People:
In the future, environmental degradation has forced humanity to live within giant domed cities.  The Corporate Sponsors, which have supplanted nation states, have brought humans to the pinnacle of civilization through a social order determined only by wealth. Information along with everything else has become a commodity. Life is good and only silly myths about “Dirt Men” plague the society. Follow one man as he challenges the social order and witness his transformation to a reluctant revolutionary.

Ray Bawarchi is a writer who lives in Asheville, NC. He is the author of the novel, The Dirt People. His next novel, Voltaire’s Walkabout, will be in the Stores by Christmas 2008. He has recently written several Opinion and Analysis columns for New Europe: The European Weekly, a newspaper serving Europe and the world.

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New Stuff 5/17/08

Tons of new stuff this week. Hip Lit is happening right now and tonight there is an in store event with the creators of Peel. Also don’t forget to check out Alix Lambert on Tuesday when she discusses her new book Crime.

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Shipping Update


That’s right postage rates went up. Please check out the new rates below. Please note these only apply to orders shipping to the contigious 48 states. People not a part of the American main land will still have the pleasure of email correspondence with me to confirm their order totals.


  • $4.75 for orders $30.00 and under,
  • $8.00 for orders between $30.01 and $79.99,
  • $12.00 for orders of $80.00 and above.

New Stuff May 10th 2008



Don’t let the ugly muddy hard to read cover fool you, this is a new collection of loose drawings, scrap books pages, a poster and more! Its like a Dzama happy meal and if your into McSweeney’s you’ll be sayin, “I’m lovin it!” in no time.

Also we’ve got plenty of books about pot and sex toys in stock if your looking for that last minute Mothers day gift; or bring your Mom by the store on Sunday for a photo booth session…ahh the memories! Don’t forget Wednesday Chip Kidd will be here reading and signing books!
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