Marshall Brooks Talks to Biblioklept About Microlibraries, Indie Publishing, and His New Book, Paperback Island

Marshall Brooks’s recent collection of memoir-essays Paperback Island explores the ways that friendship and place influence what we read, how we read, and how we make—and keep—books. Marshall began his career in publishing in 1971, reading manuscripts for Harry Smith at his legendary publishing house The Smith. In 1979 he created Arts End Press. Subtitled Street Bibliography Essays, Marshall’s latest… Continue reading Marshall Brooks Talks to Biblioklept About Microlibraries, Indie Publishing, and His New Book, Paperback Island

I Review Paperback Island, Marshall Brooks’s Love Letter to Books and the People Who Make Them

There’s something gently elegiac about Marshall Brooks’s Paperback Island, which collects over a dozen essays on reading. While Brooks’s essays on books, libraries, publishers, and the friendships that hold all of them together are never dour, they nevertheless evoke a world now shifting into the realm of memory alone. It’s fitting then that the starting… Continue reading I Review Paperback Island, Marshall Brooks’s Love Letter to Books and the People Who Make Them

Paperback Island (Lovely and Vibrant Book Acquired, 4.05.2013)

Marshall Brook’s memoir-in-essays, Paperback Island arrived at Biblioklept World Headquarters today. Brooks’s book snagged me into an hour of reading I hadn’t planned on doing, even from the preface (I usually skim or skip prefaces, but Brooks’s hooked me—he opens at Tuli Kupferberg’s funeral and then talks about reading a book that required him to actually stay… Continue reading Paperback Island (Lovely and Vibrant Book Acquired, 4.05.2013)

Reviews

REVIEWS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER BOOK REVIEWS (by author’s last name):  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z FILM REVIEWS TELEVISION REVIEWS MISCELLANY Book reviews Adrian, Chris A Better Angel — Chris Adrian Gob’s Grief — Chris Adrian The… Continue reading Reviews

Books Acquired, 6.25.2012—Or, Here’s What’s New from Picador This Month

A nice stack from the good folks at Picador this month, including two new entries in their ongoing Nadine Gordimer reissues. I like the design on the series: There’s also a reissue of Denis Johnson’s 1991 novel Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, which I haven’t read, but will read soon, because Johnson is just one of… Continue reading Books Acquired, 6.25.2012—Or, Here’s What’s New from Picador This Month

Interviews

The second part of an interview with the editors of William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion, Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes Derek Pyle Discusses Waywords and Meansigns, an Unabridged Musical Adaptation of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake An Interview with Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes, Editors of William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion (Part I) “The… Continue reading Interviews