Monthly Archives: October 2010


Hi there! I’m Marlena, the publicist for Reagan Arthur Books.  I’ll be writing here with some regularity going forward, so I’m sure you’ll be tired of me soon enough. When you have a job that people outside of the industry quite literally don’t know even exists (“Authors have publicists?? Huh. Who knew?”), you spend a […]

Book People: Emma Straub

Emma Straub is a writer and part-time bookseller at BookCourt in Brooklyn. Her debut short story collection, Other People We Married, will be published in February 2011. More information can be found at Why do you work in a bookstore? Where else would one want to work? Bookstores are quiet, beautiful spaces, filled with […]

An egalitarian work of art – Pelecanos on “True Grit”

George Pelecanos on his favorite buttonhole book for NPR.

Book People: Introducing a New Series

This post inaugurates a new series about people whose lives are based on and around books.  Our first participant is Rebecca Joines Schinsky, who lives in Richmond, Virginia and has been blogging about fiction and nonfiction at The Book Lady’s Blog for the past three years.  In 2009 she set herself the goal of reading […]