McSweeney’s To Offer Two-Foot Tall Collection, Bookstories On California Bookstore Day, May 3, 2014

California Bookstore Dayis on Saturday May 3, 2014. Independent bookstores all over California are hosting readings and offering limited-edition goods. McSweeney’s is participating in this state-wide celebration by releasing Bookstories ($30), a sturdy two feet-tall collection of bookstore-related renderings, which will be read at the following shops: Page Books, Manhattan Beach Warwick’s, San Diego Vroman’s, Los Angeles Book Soup, LosContinue reading “McSweeney’s To Offer Two-Foot Tall Collection, Bookstories On California Bookstore Day, May 3, 2014”

McSweeney’s Issue 40

McSweeney’s first issue of 2012 features all kinds of amazing stuff so much, from so many good people, that they turned it into two beautiful little books. McSweeney’s # 40 ($28) contains new stories from Neil Gaiman and Etgar Keret and David Vann, there is Saïd Sayrafiezadeh awaiting the uprising at Occupy Wall Street andContinue reading “McSweeney’s Issue 40”

Keep Our Secrets Book By Jordan Crane

Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane ($15.95) is a book printed with heat-sensitive, disappearing ink. The publisher promises that the color-change effect does not wear out and is infinitely repeatable! The story finds two young children touring their noisy house with fresh eyes, discovering along the way that all is not as it seems. Each drawingContinue reading “Keep Our Secrets Book By Jordan Crane”

McSweeney’s Issue 38

McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. But after the first issue, the journal began to publish pieces primarily written with McSweeney’s in mind. Since then, McSweeney’s has attracted works from some of the finest writers in the country. Today, McSweeney’s has grown to be oneContinue reading “McSweeney’s Issue 38”

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 37

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 37 will be a 256-page hexagonal hardcover book that has been designed to look like a 3D representation of a regular old rectangular hardcover book. This amazing issue features Jonathan Franzen and his thoughts on Upper East Side ambition, Jess Walter on the men who ride children’s bicycles in Spokane, Washington,Continue reading “McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue 37”

ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Fiction Issue’ Produced In Collaboration With McSweeney’s On Newsstands Now

ESPN The Magazine merges sports and fiction in its new issue, on now. With traditional short fiction pieces produced in collaboration with the acclaimed publishing house McSweeney’s, the features explore alternate realities, myths and rumors that are hard to separate from truth. “The Fiction Issue” is the first full issue of a major sports magazineContinue reading “ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Fiction Issue’ Produced In Collaboration With McSweeney’s On Newsstands Now”

McSweeney’s Publishes There Are Many of Us Book, CD & DVD By Spike Jonze

Filled with gorgeous photography, behind-the-scenes ephemera, and funny, inspiring interviews, There Are Many of Us ($35) celebrates the uniquely spontaneous making of Spike Jonze’s new movie I’m Here, a boy-meets-girl love story, set in LA, experienced by robots. The hardcover book includes the original CD soundtrack as well as a DVD of the thirty-minute haunting,Continue reading “McSweeney’s Publishes There Are Many of Us Book, CD & DVD By Spike Jonze”

McSweeney’s Quarterly Issue # 36

Inside this 275-cubic-inch full-color head-crate, there are all the things you’d hope for: a 100-page annotated fragment of Michael Chabon’s lost novel, incredible new stories from John Brandon and Colm Tóibín, Jack Pendarvis’s “Jungle Geronimo in Gay Paree”—eight astounding booklets in all, along with some other things on top, enough for hundreds and hundreds ofContinue reading “McSweeney’s Quarterly Issue # 36”

Art of McSweeney’s Book

I have been a fan of McSweeney’s books and their Quarterly Journals since the inception of the small and very creative publishing house started by Dave Eggers.  Their books are works of art – desirable, whimsical and unique. In a world where critics say that print is dead, McSweeney’s counters with wonderful tomes that needContinue reading “Art of McSweeney’s Book”

Cover To McSweeney’s Issue 34

McSweeney’s issue 34 ($20) features new stories of shipwrecks and kidnappings and bad vacations by (among others) Anthony Doerr, Daniel Handler, and T. C. Boyle, new letters about wine and Hawaii from John Hodgman and Sarah Vowell, twenty-one dead-on self-portraits drawn by the likes of Michael Martone, Michel Gondry, and Sarah Silverman, and, beyond allContinue reading “Cover To McSweeney’s Issue 34”

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