Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Writers, Readers & Readings

Baltimore Book Festival is this weekend! Paul Karasik will be there for a panel discussion on comics. And we'll finally have more copies of his book back in the store and hopefully signed! It's been sold out for months!

So, you're a writer going on tour? You know what awaits you, right?

Chi-town kids! Emily Flake will be in town for the Bookslut Reading Series tomorrow night!

Also, here in town, we have our Reading Club discussion for Liquor at POP, 7pm.

And on Friday it's FOUND! 7-9pm, at POP.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Laugh Or Cry?

I really don't know which.

The parents of a freshman student whose teacher resigned after he gave her a sexually explicit illustrated book said Wednesday their daughter has been the target of harassment from fellow students, and they want the school district to do more to clarify the issue with other parents.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Does This Article Make Me Sound Fat?

photo by Baltimore Sun

A lovely article about the lovely Emily Flake in the Sun today.

"Emily is all about self-loathing, and that's why we love her," says MacLeod. "She's funny, man. Not a lot of eye contact. She's busy calculating what she's going to say. She's the Sarah Silverman of cartoons."

Monday, September 17, 2007

You Drank All The Resurrection

photo by Goff_B

Thanks to everyone who worked on & attended Hampdenfest!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Did Someone Say Salami?

Wow, we are honored to be McSweeney's Bookstore of the Month.

It's all about the salami.

Two Hampdenfest Requests

1. Please, no rain.

2. Will someone PLEASE sing Ghostbusters for Hampden Idol???

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Keyboard Man - Fox 45

Keyboard Man will be on Fox 45 Morning News tomorrow morning along with last year's Hampden Idol winner, Tony. I'm sure it'll help you wake up and prepare for your day.

Monday, September 10, 2007

James Jean & Paul Pope

photo by AdHouse Books

Apparently, there was an exhibit of James Jean and Paul Pope's work over at MICA this past weekend.

Unfortunately, it has already been taken down. Was it all just a dream?

Friday, September 07, 2007

First Friday - Tonight!

Are you ready to be a contestant for Hampden Idol? The last try out before Hampdenfest is tonight at the Hon Bar. Starts at 9pm!

The judges this year are:

Mary Alice Yeskey of Ace of Cakes

Kevin Perkins of Allied Advertising

Johnny Zebra ref for the Charm City Roller Girls

And a little 80s Guitar Hero will be happening over at POP tonight, 6-9pm.

Look for a special Guitar Hero III party later this Fall.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Another Finally!

All these books we've been waiting for are all coming in!

It's a cruel waiting game sometimes, but luckily there IS a payoff.

As most of you comic geeks know, Wednesdays are comic book day. The day that new comics get delivered to all the comic book stores all over the country.

But on weeks with holidays it gets pushed to Thursdays, like today.

Our new comics shelves are pretty different from traditional comic stores.


But you'll still some Batman and Xmen in the mix.


It may seem arbitraty to you but we swear there's a method to our madness!

For comic lovers of all stripes, Baltimore Comic Con is this weekend. Yay comics!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Buffy #6

Remember it's a holiday week so comics are coming in on Thursday instead of Wednesday, and we'll continue our casual Buffy Reading get-togethers at the Hon Bar on Thursday, 7pm. Faith's back!

(Why is it that the Summer has gone by in the blink of an eye but it feels like it's been a million years since the last issue of Buffy?)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

A Little Rest For the Wicked

This Monday, Labor Day, we'll be closing early - 3pm, for both Atomic Books and POP.

Liquor - Reading Club

This month's Shank Reading Club pick is Liquor, by Poppy Z Brite. 15% off for the month and discussion on the last Wednesday at 7pm, over at atomic POP.