Today's read is WE HUNT THE FLAME by Hafsah Faizal. This novel is set in a rich fantasy world inspired by ancient Arabia and follows the Hunter (Zafira), who disguises herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of Arz to feed her people, and the Prince of Death (Nasir), who is sent to assassinate anyone who dares defy his father, the sultan. We're reading this one for our Not-So-YA book club, so join us on 8/27 at 6pm to discuss! #bookstagram #bookaholic #books #bookstore #bookshop #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookworm #booksbooksbooks #book #bookphotography #bookstagrammer
Today's book of the day is DESTROY ALL MONSTERS by Sam J. Miller. A genre-bending tale about the power of friendship, this book's themes include shared trauma, mental illness, coming to terms with truth, and dinosaurs 🦖 Find your way to Darkside with a signed copy, available in store now! @sam.j.miller #botd #bookoftheday #bookstagram #bookaholic #books #bookstore #bookshop #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookworm #booksbooksbooks #book #bookphotography #bookstagrammer #booksigning #signedbooks @harperteenbooks
We had a beautiful service for Tubby yesterday. Tubby & Coo have taken their rightful place in the bookstore, together now. ❤
This Friday at 6PM at Pearl Wine Co., join us as we welcome Sam J. Miller, author of BLACKFISH CITY and the new DESTROY ALL MONSTERS. 🦖 "A crucial, genre-bending tale, equal parts Ned Vizzini and Patrick Ness, about the life-saving power of friendship. 🦖 Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were twelve. Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon’s treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters . . . in both animal and human form. 🦖 As Solomon slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth—together. 🦖 Fearless and profound, Sam J. Miller’s novel spins an intimate and impactful tale that will linger with readers."
Who's ready for our Harry Potter birthday party this weekend at @potionsloungenola? We sure are! 🔮 . You'll need a special password to enter the bar through our secret passageway, as with any wizarding event in the muggle world. We're going to have Harry Potter themed alcoholic beverages, pin the bolt on the wizard (pictured), a Fantastic Beasts social game, and a Potter themed strategy game. Plus we're giving away 4 tickets to Big Easy Con in November! 🔮 . Get tickets at tubbyandcoos.com/event/harrypotterbirthday. Link also in bio ☝️
Current reads! THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by @charliejaneanders 💫 January is a dying planet--divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal. But fate has other plans--and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.
We're officially in the clear from Barry, so we are open today! Been stir crazy? Come get a coffee next door at the Bean Gallery, then stop by for book browsing. Home Malone is also open today!
Chef @carlaphall is AMAZING! The event today was wonderful, and Carla is just delightful. We're bringing back a few signed cookbooks to the store if anyone wants to pick one up. She said this is her favorite cookbook she's done so far. Makes a fantastic gift! @bravotopchef @abcthechew @harpercollinsus Photo credit: Jeff Stout #bookstagram #bookaholic #books #bookstore #bookshop #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookworm #booksbooksbooks #book #bookphotography #bookstagrammer #booksigning #carlahall #topchef #soulfood
"In the wrong hands, speech can be used as a weapon. But in the right ones, it can change the world." Great turnout for @amanda_montell and WORDSLUT today! #Wordslut #wordslutgonewild #booksigning #bookstagram #bookaholic #books #bookstore #bookshop #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookworm #booksbooksbooks #book #bookphotography
Our next #pride🌈 recommendation is BLACKFISH CITY by @sam.j.miller, which was our favorite sci-fi book we read in 2018. Almost all the characters in this book are queer in some way, but their queerness isn't a plot point - these are just characters trying to survive in a city that wants to eat them alive. This book has everything we want from a book - a cast of engaging and diverse point of view characters, an intriguing plot, incredible worldbuilding, and beautiful prose. Plus, AN ORCAMANCER AND A POLAR BEAR. What more could you want? Get your copy at the store today! AND GUESS WHAT? Sam is coming for a book signing on Friday, August 9 at 6pm! 🕺💃 #bookstagram #bookaholic #books #bookstore #bookshop #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookworm #booksbooksbooks #book #bookphotography #bookstagrammer #booksigning #bookobsessed
We'll be going live on Facebook tomorrow at 4:15pm CST in partnership with @harpercollinsus to tell you about our favorite books. Get a short tour of the store and hear about books we love!