Thursday, March 26, 2009

We'll eat you up, we love you so.

The first trailer for Where the Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak's children's classic about the terribly naughty Max who creates his own wild world where he can be king. Oh boy, is this going to be either totally creepy in a magical, otherworldly way, or way to sad and dark for the audience Max was created for. Holding my breath that it's the first. Don't disappoint me Mr. Jonze.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

$7 Million Dollar Man?

The AP is reporting former president George W. Bush will write a book, tentatively called "Decision Points," to be published in 2010. Rather than writing an autobiography, Bush "will concentrate on about a dozen personal and presidential choices," such as his selection of Dick Cheney as vice president, sending troops to Iraq, and his response to Huricane Katrina. “I want people to understand the environment in which I was making decisions. I want people to get a sense of how decisions were made and I want people to understand the options that were placed before me,” he told AP. Rumor has it, the cost of Bush's insight on the failures over the last eight years is $7,000,000.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Uncle Tom's Cabin

March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, provoking a wave of hatred against slavery, as well as the publication of 30 books defending the "peculiar institution." The novel becomes the first to sell a million copies and becomes the best selling book of the 19th Century. The power of the word.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

BCB Updates

Greetings and Salutations! Check out what's new and happening at Blue Cypress Books besides the massive Oak Street construction -

~Saturday, March 21 at 3:30, Louis Maistros will be signing his new book "The Sound of Building Coffins." Check out the great reviews, here and here. This will be much fun and all are welcome!

~ Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 4:00, Blue Cypress Books' book club will meet to discuss Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love." It's not too late to grab a copy and join an always insightful discussion group.

~ Every day new books arrive. As always, they are in the gentlest used condition with exceptionally affordable prices. Fill up your "Frequent Reader" card for free books!

~ And as many have noticed, Oak Street is undergoing serious renovation. Please know side street parking is still available, the sidewalks are free and clear, and all Oak Street businesses are open! And kids off all sizes love watching the work, so on that note, Children’s' Books are discounted 10% until further notice!

~ Need a recommendation? We love to make suggestions! Also, check out the front bookcase for Blue Cypress Books "Recommends."

~ We don't have it in right now? Leave your request and you will have first dibs when it arrives. Out-of-print or hard to find? Let us take a crack at it!

And as always, we continue to being committed to providing New Orleans with high quality and affordable used and rare books.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not as bad as it looks.

Okay, it's pretty bad. The City has finally begun the much talked about and little done Oak Street renovation. The good - parking is still available on the side streets and upon completion, Oak Street will look amazing. The bad - no parking on Oak for the first two blocks of Carrollton. The ugly - the six foot prison fencing blocking the sidewalks from the street and renovations aren't expected to be complete for two months.

I haven't decided what kind of discount to offer, but rest assured there will be a nice one should you brave the road construction. Remember, little kids love work trucks. That's it! A discount on all Children's Books starting right now!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Window displays

My window displays may not always be the most creative, but they certainly shouldn't be offensive.

Today's events

Today, March 7th, Nyame Adama Selassie will be reading, discussing and signing her book "Moon Womb Lodge Offerings." The event will start here at 6. Come on down and join us for a conversation and wine.