Ramona made a beautiful little bit for the Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge. Have a listen while you work.
Let’s just hope he comes back to visit soon.
Good luck in space, Mr. Bradbury. 1920-2012.
The lovely Myrto and Nikos have given birth to a beautiful little boy! Welcome to the world, Serafeim Odysseas Kakaras.
Our very own Lisa has had her baby! Welcome, Nikolai Merlin, future wizard. Congratulations Emu and Lisa!
Paravion Press and Shakespeare & Sons presents a weekend of books, art, music, performance, dancing and drinking. Paravion will unveil our latest edition, Walter Benjamin’s essay Unpacking My Library, with plenty of merriment to bring us truly into Spring. Everybody come along!
Where? Shakespeare & Sons in Berlin
When? 23 and 24 March 2012
Call for Registration: Atlantis hosts the Santorini Odoiporikon Photography Workshops, April 19-22 and 26-29
Atlantis Books is proud to announce two weekends of guided photographic journeys across Santorini with the renowned Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, the talent behind our favorite Greek photography book, 39 Coffee Houses and a Barbershop.
The Odoiporikon covers three days and three nights during the peak of Santorini’s most beautiful season, when the spring grass glows green and orange poppies flood the hills for a few weeks before the scorching summer sun sets in. It’s a perfect time.
Personal instruction, as well as meals, cocktail receptions, boat excursions and accommodation are all included in the package deal which offers a seriously good rate and helps support our bookstore to boot!
Tzeli has been leading travelers’ seminars in Greece for years now. She provides a platform for those who seek to know a place – its history, people, tradition and culture – through the lens of a camera. Rather than being a laboratory for learning the latest techniques in digital photography, participants will endeavor to capture the atmosphere of a foreign country. Learn how to “see” and how to compose an image in your mind before taking a picture. Get to know a majestic island by learning how see the light on a face, a space or an object, and how to connect the land with ourselves through photography.
For more details and a sample itinerary, click here.
For an online reservation form, click here.
For inquiries big and small, contact hello at atlantisbooks.org or info at odoiporikon.com .
Publisher’s Weekly talks to Craig about the business of making books.
Charles John Huffan Dickens was born on this day two hundred years ago.
He grew up a “very small and not-over-particularly-taken-care-of boy.” His parents could only afford one child’s tuition and so they chose to send his sister Fanny to music school. Charles soon found himself twelve years old, his father in prison, his days spent working in a shoe-polish factory.
Way to pull through, Mr. Dickens. In your honor we’re pleased to republish your classic, “Night Walks,” as part of our forthcoming London series from Paravion Press.
The beloved Autumn Ahn has created a series of woodcut illustrations for the occasion. Have a taste, look forward to the London release in spring, and toast Mister Dickens. We at the shop would be honored to polish that man’s boot.
Sweet Dreams Charles.
Said an afflicted man to me, when I was last in a hospital like this, “Sir, I can frequently fly.” I was half ashamed to reflect that so could I–by night. Said a woman to me on the same occasion, “Queen Victoria frequently comes to dine with me, and her Majesty and I dine off peaches and maccaroni in our nightgowns, and his Royal Highness the Prince Consort does us the honour to make a third on horseback in a Field-Marshal’s uniform.” Could I refrain from reddening with consciousness when I remembered the amazing royal parties I myself had given (at night), the unaccountable viands I had put on table, and my extraordinary manner of conducting myself on those distinguished occasions? I wonder that the great master who knew everything, when he called Sleep the death of each day’s life, did not call Dreams the insanity of each day’s sanity.
The wonderful people at Random House granted me a review copy of Haruki Murakami’s new novel, 1Q84.
If, like me, you’re a fan of this writer already, you will enjoy this book. It’s been written that this monster is a best-of, where all of Murakami’s writing ticks (ears, cats, quiet single men who make small dinners and love classical music, etc.) are placed in a single big-time story. Two tales, seemingly parallel, slowly brought to an intersection.
If you’ve never read Murakami, this isn’t the worst place to begin. Don’t give up if it seems like the story’s not going anywhere. Murakami is more about the journey than the finish.