Expect to be accosted for a little donation tonight for the musician(s). Nothing much and a portion goes towards your purchase of a book/cd/record/certain clothing.
Okay, everyone, I know it's a bookstore but every year around this time I take all the books off of the shelves and replace them with girl scout cookies. And here they are.
FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY: THE FILMS OF JEAN-LUC GODARD | American Cinematheque
Godard has already imposed his way of seeing on us: We look at cities, at billboards and brand names, at a girl?s hair different because of him.
"Sure, the roots of this are in Kafka. [...] But the excitement of Krasznahorkai’s writing is that he has come up with his own original forms—and one of the most haunting is his first [novel], Satantango. There’s nothing else like it in contemporary literature."
—Adam Thirwell's review in the NYRB
Nothing else needs to be added to that. Truly one of the weirdest, bleakest, darkest, most exhausting works of prose fiction ever written—and it just came into our store this morning.
"The Battery is like a Book Museum. And the price of admission is free! Unless you buy something, because you really like it. And that is reader heaven."
Need we say more? Thanks Gladys L. for your terrific review! And if you've yet to review us on Yelp, well... what's the hold up? It's great reviews from our great customers that help indie stores like us stay in the game. So keep those Yelp reviews comin', guys!
The Battery Books & Music
Bookstores in South Pasadena, CA
The February emailing went out. Find it in your inbox. And maybe show up to an event or two, starting this Friday with https://www.facebook.com/events/257822267714005
Jack Reacher finally arrived, in a group of three.
Found Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. I knew we had a copy.
"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
Rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
And we're just 10 away from hitting 600 likes on our fan page. When we finally hit that much coveted milestone, me thinks I'll celebrate by reading 600 books. Or by eating 600 tacos. Whichever results in the least damage to my trim, girlish figure.
"You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist. They have never felt the iron of it in their flesh. They do not know how mean it makes you. It exposes you to endless humiliation, it cuts your wings, it eats into your soul like a cancer. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent."
Born on this date 140 years ago in the British Embassy in Paris, France—the great W. Somerset Maugham. Oh, yeah. We have plenty of his work in stock too.
If you're wondering whether we're open today, then wonder no more. We are in fact very open and very happy to receive your hard-earned coin in exchange for one or many of our lovely books! Regular hours today: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Please to enjoy the cheesy, yet somewhat relevant stock photo attached below this post.
Well, that was fun.