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Atomic Reading Club 2014 - Come on Board!

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We're getting out of town for 2014. Set a course for adventure. The final frontier.

January - Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
February - How to Understand Israel in 60 Days by Sarah Glidden
March - Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
April -  Chasing Che by Patrick Symmes
May -How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universeby Charles Yu
June - Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell July - Carsick by John Waters August - Killing Yourself to Liveby Chuck Klosterman September - Shenzhen by Guy Delisle October - Packing for Marsby Mary Roach November - Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson December - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

As always, the titles are 15% off for Reading Club members and all you have to do to join is tell us at the counter! Discussions for each title is the last Wednesday of the month, at Atomic Books in the Eightbar, 7:30pm (Happy Hour prices for club members)!

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BaltoZine RoundUp: John Waters, Sick Thoughts, Duff Goldman, Dustin Wong, Elizabeth Hazen

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The Baltozine Roundup is a regular feature wherein we take a look at what national periodicals are saying about Baltimore-area arts, events, people, and places. Be sure to pick up the magazines and read the full articles.

The new issue of Girls and Corpses (Volume 7 Winter) features an interview with John Waters conducted by our pal Shawna Kenney.

John:... When I was younger we would always go to fires. That's when I was close with my father - watching peoples' houses burn. He wasn't a pyromaniac. That's how we bonded, because when he took me to fishing or sporting events, we were in trouble. But fires were another thing. We'd be sitting at the dinner table and hear sirens and we'd all run to the window, and me and my father would get in the car and chase fire engines. ...

Maximum Rocknroll (#368) has a review an awesome review of Sick Thoughts new LP, Need No One (available at Celebrated Summer Records!) by Graham Booth.

"... this music can shit all over e…

Holiday Hours 2013

December 24th (Xmas Eve) - 11am - 6pm December 25th (Xmas) - CLOSED December 31st (New Year’s Eve) - 11am - 6pm January 1st (New Year’s Day) - CLOSED Regular hours all other days which are: Monday - Thursday & Saturday - 11am - 9pm Friday - 11am - 11pm Sunday - 11am - 7pm

This Week's Staff Picks

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Here are some new titles that the staff at Atomic Books are way into this week.

8469 Volume 1 by Jeral Tidwell / Sarah Smith
picked by Heleigh
8469 is a super-beautiful art book half-drawn by Jeral Tidwell, with the other half drawn by Sarah Smith. Any fan of Night Watch zine or Amigos de los Muertos can dig this.

Alternative Movie Posters by Matthew Chojnacki
picked by John
As a remedy to the rash of uninspired, "Giant Photoshopped Actor Head" movie posters which festoon your local multiplex and are designed to do nothing more than sell a film's biggest stars, there has been a recent, welcome trend of illustrators and design firms creating iconic and playful images that exemplify the potential of the one-sheet. Over two hundred such works are collected in Matthew Chojnacki's Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground, alongside interviews with the artists. Ranging from the nostalgic to the cartoony to the experimental, these posters have been hung in gall…