“I remember a cartoon I saw as a child in which the books jumped off the shelves and had themselves a party in the bookstore in the middle of the night. Bookcases that hold the greatest diversity seem to present that as a real possibility.” Luc Sante’s essay on his book collection is predictably fantastic.
- At The Rumpus, Jami Attenberg interviews Cole Stryker.
- Jesse Jarnow looks at the last days of the Brooklyn DIY space Monster Island for The Village Voice.
- At the Times, George Gene Gustines examines Scott Snyder’s recent comics work. (Snyder’s short story collection Voodoo Heart? Also pretty terrific.)
- Jonathan Messinger on Megan Stielstra’s Everyone Remain Calm: “[P]ossesses a rare aural quality…”