Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Salon- Better Late Than Never!

Here's where I've been this weekend- the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass., for my husband's family's annual getaway weekend. We had so much fun- we even visited two new-to-us bookstores, The Bookstore in Lenox and Main Street Books in Lee. Both were really great, fun indies. The Bookstore has its own bar attached with a used and rare section and Main Street is a newish used and new bookstore. Main Street also partners with a local animal shelter to showcase cats available for adoption, getting that whole books-and-cats vibe. There used to be a wonderful indie right in downtown Stockbridge but sadly that closed several years ago.

Of course I brought some books to read- I'm still deep into Little, Big, by John Crowley, which I'm enjoying and coincidentally reading a section about Christmas in Edgewood. This book is wonderful and strange. I can't wait to see where it goes.

Coming up this week on the blog, I have three-part Publisher Spotlight series on the Dalkey Archive Press, a small publisher of translated literary fiction. Their books are really idiosyncratic and unusual, and I hope you enjoy the interview I have with John O'Brien, their director. I will also have reviews of two of their recent books, The Truth About Marie and The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am.

Finally, I have a little Christmas gift for you. Somehow I got the idea to do this, then sent an email to Mr. Mieville to get his permission to post it, which he kindly gave me. Enjoy!
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More Sunday Salon here.


8 comments:

Bibliolatrist said...

the Mieville Elf made my day. Bravo.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Gotta check out those new bookstores on our annual trip to the Berkshires. Thanks for mentioning them.

unfinishedperson2.com said...

Wow. That was disturbing. ;)

iwriteinbooks said...

Hahahaha this is GREAT!

Zibilee said...

Loved the Mieville Elf, and I also love that you are loving Little, Big. It is unusual, isn't it? Not many people I know have read it, so I am really excited that you are reading it. I am on tenterhooks waiting for your review!

Ted said...

I love the Berkshire area - such a lovely get away.

mondal said...

I love that you are loving Little, Big. It is unusual, isn't it?

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softdrink said...

Hah! The Mieville Elf is great...and how fun that he replied with permission!