Melville House

is an independent publisher with offices in Brooklyn and London.
bibliocommons:

Just a reminder to everyone about this cool event we have coming up on Wednesday with Ed Epstein and Melville House. In addition to the interview linked below, Ed also has a great selection of longer discussions on major crimes from his book up at http://www.mhpbooks.com/unsolvedcrime/.

Whether you are a conspiracy theorist, interested in what it takes to run a social media author Q & A on Facebook, or wanting to add new options to your Summer Reading program for adults, we’ve got a program for you!
On June 11 at 1pm Eastern, we’ll join Ed Epstein (Melville House), author of The Annals of Unsolved Crime. We highly recommend a viewing of Ed discussing the JFK assassination, one of the items in his book; afterwards, Ed will answer questions via a post on the Melville House Facebook page.
This online program is the first in what we hope are many, designed to celebrate author fan badges. We’ve arranged with several publishers to have their authors take part in online programming opportunities, which we hope our libraries, and their patrons, will take advantage of. Feel free to add them to your summer programming lists — this one is perfect for patrons on a lunch break on the east coast, or on coffee break on the west!
Between the user generated content in BiblioCommons catalogs, author fan badges, and online programs, libraries can really celebrate their online reading communities this summer. In addition to digital badges for interacting with the catalog, attending programs, completing challenges, visiting libraries, taking part in summer learning opportunities, and more, libraries will have the ability to highlight their online reading communities through digital fan badges. Imagine if, when in your library catalog, you as a reader are prompted to become a fan of a favorite author — say, Rainbow Rowell — and then, by declaring yourself a fan, you have the ability to see who else in your community is a fan and interact more deeply with Rainbow’s books and your fellow fans? Pretty cool, right?
For more on Edward Jay Epstein and The Annals of Unsolved Crime:
From the publisher: The product of more than 40 years of investigative work: an insightful guide to some of the most controversial and mysterious crimes of the last 200 years.
Edward Jay Epstein’s book on the Kennedy assassination Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth was the first book on the case and an instant bestseller. After speaking to every member of the Warren Commission, Epstein concluded that enough remained uninvestigated that conspiracy theories would persist for years.Ever since, Epstein has remained a skeptic — and a dogged investigator. Writing for the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, he has reported on dozens of famous crimes. His books include a dissection of Lee Harvey Oswald’s ties to Soviet intelligence (Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald), an account of Nixon-era crimes (Agency of Fear), a widely-respected study of the CIA (Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB & the CIA), and a study of surveillance tapes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Three Days in May).His method is simple: outline what is known and unknown, and show the plausible theories of the case. Where more than one theory exists, he shows the evidence for and against each. And when something remains to be proved, he says as much. In The Annals of Unsolved Crime, Epstein collects his investigations and adds dozens of new cases. From the Lindbergh Kidnapping to the JonBenet Ramsey case, from the Lincoln assassination and the death of Simon Bolivar to the demise of Marilyn Monroe, Epstein considers more than two dozen high-profile crimes and  their tangled histories to prove himself one of the most penetrating journalist in America.
About Edward Jay Epstein: [the author] studied government and received a Ph.D from Harvard in 1973. He turned his master’s thesis on the search for political truth (Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth) into a bestselling book, and has written numerous highly-praised books since then — including, most recently for Melville House, The Hollywood Economist, which investigates how Hollywood films are financed.

bibliocommons:

Just a reminder to everyone about this cool event we have coming up on Wednesday with Ed Epstein and Melville House. In addition to the interview linked below, Ed also has a great selection of longer discussions on major crimes from his book up at http://www.mhpbooks.com/unsolvedcrime/.

Whether you are a conspiracy theorist, interested in what it takes to run a social media author Q & A on Facebook, or wanting to add new options to your Summer Reading program for adults, we’ve got a program for you!

On June 11 at 1pm Eastern, we’ll join Ed Epstein (Melville House), author of The Annals of Unsolved Crime. We highly recommend a viewing of Ed discussing the JFK assassination, one of the items in his book; afterwards, Ed will answer questions via a post on the Melville House Facebook page.

This online program is the first in what we hope are many, designed to celebrate author fan badges. We’ve arranged with several publishers to have their authors take part in online programming opportunities, which we hope our libraries, and their patrons, will take advantage of. Feel free to add them to your summer programming lists — this one is perfect for patrons on a lunch break on the east coast, or on coffee break on the west!

Between the user generated content in BiblioCommons catalogs, author fan badges, and online programs, libraries can really celebrate their online reading communities this summer. In addition to digital badges for interacting with the catalog, attending programs, completing challenges, visiting libraries, taking part in summer learning opportunities, and more, libraries will have the ability to highlight their online reading communities through digital fan badges. Imagine if, when in your library catalog, you as a reader are prompted to become a fan of a favorite author — say, Rainbow Rowell — and then, by declaring yourself a fan, you have the ability to see who else in your community is a fan and interact more deeply with Rainbow’s books and your fellow fans? Pretty cool, right?

For more on Edward Jay Epstein and The Annals of Unsolved Crime:

From the publisher: The product of more than 40 years of investigative work: an insightful guide to some of the most controversial and mysterious crimes of the last 200 years.

Edward Jay Epstein’s book on the Kennedy assassination Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth was the first book on the case and an instant bestseller. After speaking to every member of the Warren Commission, Epstein concluded that enough remained uninvestigated that conspiracy theories would persist for years.

Ever since, Epstein has remained a skeptic — and a dogged investigator. Writing for the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, he has reported on dozens of famous crimes. His books include a dissection of Lee Harvey Oswald’s ties to Soviet intelligence (Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald), an account of Nixon-era crimes (Agency of Fear), a widely-respected study of the CIA (Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB & the CIA), and a study of surveillance tapes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Three Days in May).

His method is simple: outline what is known and unknown, and show the plausible theories of the case. Where more than one theory exists, he shows the evidence for and against each. And when something remains to be proved, he says as much. In The Annals of Unsolved Crime, Epstein collects his investigations and adds dozens of new cases. From the Lindbergh Kidnapping to the JonBenet Ramsey case, from the Lincoln assassination and the death of Simon Bolivar to the demise of Marilyn Monroe, Epstein considers more than two dozen high-profile crimes and  their tangled histories to prove himself one of the most penetrating journalist in America.

About Edward Jay Epstein: [the author] studied government and received a Ph.D from Harvard in 1973. He turned his master’s thesis on the search for political truth (Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth) into a bestselling book, and has written numerous highly-praised books since then — including, most recently for Melville House, The Hollywood Economist, which investigates how Hollywood films are financed.
booksfromthefuturepsb:

melvillehouse:


The most incredible novel I’ve read in years isn’t just about soccer, though it is a portrayal of legendary Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly. It’s a portrait of an obsessive personality, a man so dedicated to his work that it consumed his attention. It is a patient novel, thick with repetition and the rhythms of incantation. The prose style matches perfectly the character it is fitted to, and it is the character of Bill Shankly that I love most of all. Red or Dead is an elegy for a man whose greatest concern was “to make the people happy.” I doubt we’ll see another character, or another novel, quite like this one again. … I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I finished it. I think it gave me a religion (the Church of St. Shankly). I think this book is my moral compass.

—Jacob Harksen, bookseller at elliottbaybookco
The book goes on sale next Tuesday. Order it from them here.

Josh Adds:
A towering novel about a towering figure, the legendary Liverpool soccer coach Bill Shankly. The rhythm and relentlessness of the prose captures as closely as I’ve ever read the feel and intensity of soccer, making this one of the greatest works sports fiction I’ve ever read. A city. A soccer team. A coach. A hero. A major achievement.

Listen to Josh. Listen to Jacob. Listen to ALL OF THE BOOKSELLERS.

booksfromthefuturepsb:

melvillehouse:

The most incredible novel I’ve read in years isn’t just about soccer, though it is a portrayal of legendary Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly. It’s a portrait of an obsessive personality, a man so dedicated to his work that it consumed his attention. It is a patient novel, thick with repetition and the rhythms of incantation. The prose style matches perfectly the character it is fitted to, and it is the character of Bill Shankly that I love most of all. Red or Dead is an elegy for a man whose greatest concern was “to make the people happy.” I doubt we’ll see another character, or another novel, quite like this one again. … I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I finished it. I think it gave me a religion (the Church of St. Shankly). I think this book is my moral compass.

—Jacob Harksen, bookseller at elliottbaybookco

The book goes on sale next Tuesday. Order it from them here.

Josh Adds:

A towering novel about a towering figure, the legendary Liverpool soccer coach Bill Shankly. The rhythm and relentlessness of the prose captures as closely as I’ve ever read the feel and intensity of soccer, making this one of the greatest works sports fiction I’ve ever read. A city. A soccer team. A coach. A hero. A major achievement.

Listen to Josh. Listen to Jacob. Listen to ALL OF THE BOOKSELLERS.


The most incredible novel I’ve read in years isn’t just about soccer, though it is a portrayal of legendary Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly. It’s a portrait of an obsessive personality, a man so dedicated to his work that it consumed his attention. It is a patient novel, thick with repetition and the rhythms of incantation. The prose style matches perfectly the character it is fitted to, and it is the character of Bill Shankly that I love most of all. Red or Dead is an elegy for a man whose greatest concern was “to make the people happy.” I doubt we’ll see another character, or another novel, quite like this one again. … I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I finished it. I think it gave me a religion (the Church of St. Shankly). I think this book is my moral compass.

—Jacob Harksen, bookseller at elliottbaybookco
The book goes on sale next Tuesday. Order it from them here.

The most incredible novel I’ve read in years isn’t just about soccer, though it is a portrayal of legendary Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly. It’s a portrait of an obsessive personality, a man so dedicated to his work that it consumed his attention. It is a patient novel, thick with repetition and the rhythms of incantation. The prose style matches perfectly the character it is fitted to, and it is the character of Bill Shankly that I love most of all. Red or Dead is an elegy for a man whose greatest concern was “to make the people happy.” I doubt we’ll see another character, or another novel, quite like this one again. … I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I finished it. I think it gave me a religion (the Church of St. Shankly). I think this book is my moral compass.

—Jacob Harksen, bookseller at elliottbaybookco

The book goes on sale next Tuesday. Order it from them here.

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Man in Aran Cardigan.  With Chicken.  This photo was taken from a late 1970’s Yugoslav handcraft book that was translated from German (via Lomography)

Looks like a gent who appreciates our cookbook The Old World Kitchen by Elisabeth Luard!
(Yess! Nice marketing hook, Dustin, now you can justify staring at this magnificent specimen for a few minutes longer.)

weirdvintage:

Man in Aran Cardigan.  With Chicken.  This photo was taken from a late 1970’s Yugoslav handcraft book that was translated from German (via Lomography)

Looks like a gent who appreciates our cookbook The Old World Kitchen by Elisabeth Luard!

(Yess! Nice marketing hook, Dustin, now you can justify staring at this magnificent specimen for a few minutes longer.)

(via scumbaby)

wordbookstores:

Be strong, Cubebot!

Cast your burden aside, cubebot. You don’t need to hold onto all that!

wordbookstores:

Be strong, Cubebot!

Cast your burden aside, cubebot. You don’t need to hold onto all that!