Friday, August 13, 2010

books, zines, and art (oh my)

Happy [almost Saturday], guys!

I've been on the road all day, and am just now able to catch a breather in front of the laptop. After spending a few days at the beach, during most of which I was sick, I had the privilege of being a backseat driver rather than the one behind the wheel. The sick card was successfully and shamelessly pulled in order to avoid 6 hours of driving. It was nice to be able to read a book and a magazine instead of fighting sleep up front; and let me go ahead and confess that I just bought 3 books from Barnes and Noble, and am currently in the midst of David Foster Wallace's Broom of the System.

I was drawn to the book by its cover, illustrated by Duke Riley.

Although not many novels, Young Blood always has some fun, artistic books in stock, including titles such as Young, Sleek, and Full of Hell. We have a huge stockpile of Ex Libris journals, which are made from used books of all kinds, so you can write your own story or memories.

We also always have zines and magazines on hand, with kitschy zines like "Sky Mall" and "Everybody's Book of Kittens" by Gemma Correll, and mags like Art Papers for your art-lusting pleasure.

One of Gemma's cute cat illustrations.

Enjoy your weekend everybody, and go read a book!