Showing posts from October, 2007

Triple Your Pleasure

One, Two, Three - three events this weekend!

Burn Them Books... For Peace

On November 23rd, we're co-sponsoring a book burning at The Ottobar.

For peace.

Thanks For the Salami!


This Filthy World

thisfilthyworld, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. John Waters' new DVD This Filthy World go on sale this Tuesday. All of our stock, as usual, is signed by Waters.

Halloween News

Tomorrow there will be Halloween festivities in various stores up and down the Avenue ending with:

5PM-6PM - Trick or treating for the kids along the Avenue with participating merchants.

6:30-8PM - Annual Halloween Costume Contest (in front of Ma Petite Shoe @ 832 W. 36th St.)

Also, our Reading Club meeting will be postponed to the following Wednesday, Nov 7th (yes, Buffy and Reading Club the same night at the Hon Bar), since Halloween is that night.

Laziest costume in the world:

I'm a witch! Get it?? Yeah, that's all I got.

NYers Love A Fart Party

New York Magazine gives Fart Party a thumbs up!

And the internet loves dogs. Man, the power of boingboing is something. I was wondering where all those flickr views were coming from...

It's Time To Get Organized

planners, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. New Slingshot Organizers are here!

Also Moleskine planners and a 5 Year Diary, just to record your days - the same day on one page for 5 years!

The Art Of The Flier

lookatthisdog, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.

Reading Rainbow

bookshelf spectrum, revisited, originally uploaded by chotda.

3-in-One Weekend!

That's right! THREE events in one weekend of November!

First up:

Then it's the Shank produced movie, 89 Gator Mine by Josh Slates, 11:30pm, free at the Charles:

And finally on Saturday night:

Knit Night

Tomorrow at the Golden West bar, 7pm, there's gonna be some knittin' happenin'! Come on by!

It's only 80 degrees. I need to work on my Slytherin scarf for the upcoming non-winter season.


Who's more excited about the new Basil Wolvertoon book that just came in - Benn or Eamon?

No, really, who?

We Are The Champions...AGAIN!

The Night Terrors won their second Roller Derby Championship last night. Woooo!!!

Rosie the Rioter was awarded MVP. Yay Rosie!!

Check out the flickr pool for more upcoming photos.

Weekend Wrap Up

That's Julia with her whiskey in front of her, debuting her Fart Party book. And next to her is Sarah Glidden.

So SPX was fun, if a little overwhelming. It was my first time actually being behind a table instead of merely attending or buying. We got a lot of "What are you doing here?" since we got to table at the last minute and weren't in the program. Thanks for coming by and saying hi and buying our books!

Unfortunately I was pretty lazy with the photo taking, which is really lame since there were quite a few comic gods in attendance. I rarely get starstruck but as soon as I walked in I realized that Gilbert Hernandez was to my left and I kind of just became brain dead after that.

(The only other time I came that close to vomiting from awe was when Jim Jarmusch was in the store a while back.)

It's good to still feel that after all these years.

Oh, I got a pic of Ben Claassen III, though.

Also going on this weekend was NAIBA's Book Conference for Booksellers and…

Books & Bouts

Just a reminder that we are at SPX this weekend with our books! Emily Flake will be there tonight and Julia Wertz will be there both days. They'll be happy to sign your books and make with the chitchat, so come by and say hi!

And this Sunday is the Charm City Rollergirls Championship Bout! General admission tickets are still available here at Atomic Books (remember cash only!).

Go Night Terrors!!!

Make Me America



Next weekend is SPX in Bethesda. The Atomic Book Company will be there with our latest book, The Fart Party, and Julia Wertz will be there to sign copies.

Emily Flake will also be at our table (on Friday only), E16!

Internet, My Old Friend

I was going through all my bookmarks the other day and doing a mass purging. But this one I'll never delete. Or this. Or this.

Since I spent so much time tidying up I decided to waste some time starting one of those Facebook profiles. Old friends are coming out of the woodwork! If there was some kind of award for opening-letter-writing-from-long-lost-friends, she'd win the grand prize.

And just to get back to books...the Stephen Colbert Hates Bears flickr group is about to celebrate its one year anniversary. And it coincides with his new book, I Am America (And So Can You).

Best American Comics 2007

Best American Comics 2007, edited by Chris Ware and Anne Elizabeth Moore, lists our own Eamon Espey's Worm Dye as one of the 100 Distinguished Comics from 2005-2006!

Eric Reynolds Interview

Interview with Eric Reynolds on MOME, one of our favorite comic anthology series, in Bookslut's Indie Heartthrob Series.

Alas, no head shot of Reynolds, a la Tiger Beat.

October Reading Clubs

This month's Reading Club selection is The Ring. Oooo, and this month's discussion night falls on Halloween. Oooooo! We may have to change that so check back.

Also, this week, a new Buffy! We'll be meeting at the Hon Bar, 7pm, for the read-a-long.