We can’t wait to sling books for our favorite celebrity couple on October 2nd! ✨😊 Tickets *include* a copy of Nick and Megan’s new book, ♥️ THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD ♥️ which drops the day of their Chicago appearance. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.
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FLIGHTS is a hybrid of a book -- fiction, travel, biography, medicine – defying comparison (but bringing to mind W. G. Sebald’s THE RINGS OF SATURN): a series of philosophical and historical digressions that are stunning and strange, more fragments than chapters, tenuously linked by the idea of travel. The book keeps evolving as you read, moving from one place to another, from one thought to another, a cabinet of curiosities as strangely interesting as the the actual curiosities described within. Marked by a wonderful wit and imagination and winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, FLIGHTS, as a sort of existential travel adventure, is an absolute pleasure to read! Recommended! ♥️ #olgatokarczuk #unabridgedbookoftheweek
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY! 🎂1978 saw the publication of two seminal gay novels, both of which detail the lives, loves, and losses of gay men during the hedonistic disco 70s. Unabridged has been carrying -and consistently selling- these two novels since we opened in 1980, and we are happy to see a whole new generation of queer people discover these gay classics! 😁💕 #unabooksprideallyear #andrewholleran #larrykramer #1978 #gayliterature #queerlit
This wonderfully strange, haunting novel by Laura Van Den Berg concerns recently widowed Clare, arriving in Cuba for a horror film convention. Numb, but also hyper-aware with grief, Clare’s sense of reality is put into question when she sees her husband in Havana, appearing very much alive. This book is a mystery, but it is more about the mystery of the human condition: how a spouse can be a stranger, and how grief can be all-encompassing or feel like nothing at all. The writing here is crisp and darkly funny, the references to the tropes of horror fascinating. You must experience this novel for yourself. Recommended! ♥️ #unabridgedbookoftheweek #lauravandenberg