Friday, October 23, 2020

A note that showed up online today. Yikes. 

📣 We need your help. This is the post we hoped to never write, but today marks a huge turning point in The Strand's history. Our revenue has dropped nearly 70% compared to last year, and the loans and cash reserves that have kept us afloat these past months are depleted.

We have survived so much in the past 93 years, and we are ready to fight against all odds to keep The Strand alive, but we cannot do it without book lovers like you.

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"I’m going to pull out all the stops to keep sharing our mutual love of the printed word. But for the first time in The Strand’s 93 year history, we need to mobilize the community to buy from us so we can keep our doors open until there is a vaccine." - Nancy Bass Wyden, owner

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

I ORDERED THIS from my usual bookstore and it came today and it’s a smart delight like he is. I’m not very far in. It’ll be wonderful. When has he not been?

Eighty years ago today Ernest Hemingway’s Spanish Civil War novel For Whom the Bell Tolls was published. Here’s the ‘New York Times’ review of it at the time in 1940. Quite a review

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

This short piece in The New Yorker weirded me out so I’m passing it along so I don’t have to sit here and hold it by myself. It’s about that Georgia woman who’s running for Congress who believes the QAnon stuff. How much of a nightmare are we in that our President is OK with that? Here’s the link: