Monthly Archives: July 2010

Book of the Week

Lift the Lid, Use the Potty by Annie Ingle Illustrated board book w/flaps. Ever wondered what’s underneath that diaper, or inside that toilet? Ever wonder if your toddler wonders these things? This book reveals that and so much more. $4.75.

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Literary Fight Club – Jack London vs. John Irving

(4)  Jack London (Realistic Boxing) vs. (5) John Irving (Quirky Wrestling) This here is the classic contrast of styles: wrestler versus boxer; 500 pages of quirky character development butting heads with 200 pages of terse adventure prose; Garp in battle … Continue reading

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The Outrageous Price of Gas.

It cost me $150 recently to fill the tank of my Subaru Forester, but oh how I filled it. After a morning in frolic with children in lovely Hahanmagna Watershed Park, I emerged onto Colorado Boulevard with an empty tank. … Continue reading

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New items around the store.

New Books: We have begun carrying new titles. Perks? They be new and clean! Pitfalls? They be priced new and clean! We have us some new Michael Pollan, David Sedaris’ When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Los Angeles Eat, Diary … Continue reading

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New-ish Facebook Page

Did you know – READ Books is the sort of proud owner of a relatively) new Facebook page. Please visit us there and become a fan. We’ve set a goal of attaining 1,000 fans real soon. That’s not all; we’ve … Continue reading

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Staff Picks – Great Reads!

A selection of books from the shelves of our shop. We enjoyed reading them, and command you to do so too.   Debbie Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour; Autobiography. Perhaps the greatest story L’Amour ever told was … Continue reading

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LITERARY FIGHT CLUB – (1)Louis L’amour (Cowboy Boxer, MMA) vs. (9) David Mamet (Profane Brazilian Jujitsu Practitioner)

Literary Fight Club is where we pit the toughest authors— dead or alive—against one another in a real (albeit fake) battle to determine who is THE SURLIEST AUTHOR ALIVE (or dead). Louis L’amour (Cowboy Boxer, MMA) vs. (9) David Mamet … Continue reading

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Goofballs in a Bookstore

While recently regaling READ Books’ neighbor, Bad Brad L., with stories of wacky persons encountered in Eagle Rock, we concluded that I should share these experiences with all you allegedly sane people. Welcome to Part I of “Goofballs in a … Continue reading

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Read Books in TERA

In yet another alarming brush with fame, READ Books is featured in the current issue of the TERA Newsletter. For the uninitiated, TERA (The Eagle Rock Association is an established organization of local activists dedicated to “the improvement of the … Continue reading

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