BTBA Reading Group, BTBA Display
I didn’t notice this until just now, but Joshua Mostafa has set up a book club on LibraryThing to read a book a month from the BTBA Shortlist. He needs a few more members to get this rolling, so anyone who’s interested should head here and join up. It’s free, easy, will be great fun, etc. (And it’s possible that some of the publishers will do something special to help promote this . . . )
On a related BTBA note, here’s the display that Jeff Waxman set up at 57th Street Bookstore in Chicago:
If you’ve never been to the Seminary Co-op (57th, Newberry Library, and Seminary Co-op are all part of the same co-op), you’re missing out on one of the absolute best indie stores in the country. Really is the prototypical university/literary bookshop. Absolutely packed with great books that you’ll probably never see in another store (there is no fluff here), and has that indescribable bookstore allure. (Helps that it’s in a cave-like space within the seminary. So very cool.)
If you’re ever in Chicago, it’s definitely worth swinging by.