Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2011: Revenge of Print Update


RevengeOfPrint2011, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

The Revenge of Print train keeps a-rollin'!

We have almost 150 folks signed on to make at least 1 zine in 2011. Just think about that. If everyone keeps their pledge, that's at least 150 new zines in 2011!!

We have over 450 members Join the Facebook group.

I just wanted to take a moment to point out a couple things. In the discussion area of the Facebook group, I've started topics for Distribution and for Reviews.

If you have a store, distro, library, etc - please take a moment to post your contact info. For those who are making zines - we encourage you to distro you zines.

If you review zines, have a review zine zine or a blog, etc. - there is a topic where you can post your contact info also. Again, folks are encouraged to send out review copies as well.

A healthy zine culture means we need access to and critical discussion of zines.

Here is just a small sampling of the folks participating: Attempted Not Known, Booty, Brainscan, Caboose, Cashiers du Cinemart, Cinema Sewer, Creatrix, Crimewave, Culture Slut, Damaged, Daybook, Divine Exploitation, The East Village Inky, Exploitation Retrospect, Fish With Legs, Found Magazine, Free Press Death Ship, The Future Generation, Hoax Zine, Jape, Kung Fu Grip!, Leeking Ink, Meniscus, Micro-Film, Moxie, Negative Capability, Paracinema, Razorcake, Rigor Mortis, Sassyfrass Circus, Secret Prison, Slither, Smile Hon You're In Baltimore, Syndicate Product, Tail Spins, Too Much Coffee Man, We'll Never Have Paris, Xerography Debt... and WAY too many more to mention here. (They're all listed in the Facebook group though).

This project is endorsed by Atomic Books, Quimby's Bookstore, Razorcake, Xerography Debt, Zine World, Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go, Las Vegas Zine Library, Nic-Fit Comics (distro)

Here comes 2011. Time to get our Revenge on!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Schedule

We'll be closing at 6pm this Wednesday! We'll be closed on Thanksgiving!

Remember that this Saturday evening is the start of the lights on 34th Street here in Hampden.

And check out the Hampden Merchants Events page for more upcoming special Holiday events and sales around the neighborood. More updates to come.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mike White Interview



Mike White will be here this Friday!

"I still wanna find those weird, niche subgenres where I’ve been looking at my video shelves and going, God, I’ve got a lot of movies with talking genitals in them."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Zinester Night


Mike&Mike, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

This Friday, starts at 7pm!

We'll have Mike Faloon (Go Metric and Zisk), and Mike White (Cashiers du Cinemart). Come out for a night of Film and Fiction!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Show Your Shelves: Tony Pence

Bookshelves owner: Tony Pence

1. How would you describe your collection/library?

A giant mess of reference titles, books I have yet to read and books I have read 100 times.

2. What are 3 of your favorite titles?
Shop Design by Daab
Martian Chronicles by Bradbury
Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Plus various punk and film books, design books, and lots of Mishima and Mencken. I could never pick just three ha ha...

3. What are you making room for?
I'm already completely out of room!

Want to show us your shelves? Just email your answers to these 3 questions, along with your name and 1 picture of your bookshelves to benn (at) atomicbooks (dot) com and we may feature your shelf on our blog.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Tao Lin Book Event


taolinatomicfictionseries, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

Tao Lin will be at Atomic Books tomorrow to read from his latest, Richard Yates. Starts at 7pm!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Little Things by Jeffrey Brown - November Book Pick



We're getting to the end of our year of memoirs Reading Club!

This month is Little Things by Jeffrey Brown.

The discussion meet up this month will be November 17th instead of our usual last Wednesday of the month. 7pm! Join the discussion on our Facebook Group.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Show Your Shelves

The other day I decided to spend what turned into about 4 hours reorganizing one of my bookshelves at home (and I didn't even alphabetize!).

As I was knee deep in stacks of books, I started to get curious about what other people's bookshelves look like. After all, I am the type of person who, when going to someone's house for the first time (or second, or third even), is immediately drawn to the things they collect - the libraries they build - be they comprised of books, records, movies, video games, what have you.

Bookshelves allow us to rejoice in the awesomeness of our experiences as well as remind us of our secret shames. They expose us to those who come into our homes. And if we didn't like that exposure, well, I don't reckon we'd keep these things we have on shelves in the first place.

So we're starting a new feature on the Atomic Books Blog called "Show Your Shelves." We're asking people to email us a picture of their bookshelf and tell us something about it by answering the following questions:
1. How would you describe your collection/library?
2. What are 3 of your favorite titles?
3. What are you making room for?

Just email your answers to these 3 questions, along with your name and 1 picture of your bookshelves to benn (at) atomicbooks (dot) com and we may feature your shelf on our blog.

Like so:
Benn Ray
1. This particular bookshelf (since I have several) I think of as "Atomic Books concentrated with some unavoidable geekery thrown in". It's a hodgepodge of my favorite zines, comics, fiction and non-fiction.
2. My collection of Re/Search books, my collection of RAW comics, and Harvey Kurtzman's Humbug.
3. Four-Color Fear and The Horror! The Horror!

So c'mon, Show Your Shelves.