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Sons&Lovers is a used bookstore based out of Vancouver, B.C.

Month: May, 2012

Slow Book Movement

by Robyn P. Yager

One of our lovely followers sent us this link on Twitter.

“But why so much emphasis on what goes into our mouths, and so little on what goes into our minds? What about having fun while exerting greater control over what goes into your brain? Why hasn’t a hip alliance emerged that’s concerned about what happens to our intellectual health, our country, and, yes, our happiness when we consume empty-calorie entertainment?”

Slow Book Movement

“In our leisure moments, whenever we have down time, we should turn to literature—to works that took some time to write and will take some time to read, but will also stay with us longer than anything else. They’ll help us unwind better than any electronic device—and they’ll pleasurably sharpen our minds and identities, too.”

What a fantastic idea. We are totally down.

(article via The Atlantic)

Sons and Lovers Summer Pop-Up Shop

by Robyn P. Yager

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Here’s the dope: on Sunday May 20th, Sons and Lovers is holding a Summer Reading Pop-Up Shop at one of the most beautiful cafes in Vancouver, Revolver.

As a previous student myself, I understand the frustration that comes with being forced to read articles and textbooks for class and not having any time to read for pleasure. I also understand the feeling of total freedom when summer rolls around and it seems like there is all the time in the world for reading novel after novel of whatever genre my heart desires. I have heard countless people express their excitement over finally having the time to read whatever they want.

Cue lightbulb.

George and I thought: “why not provide people with a place where they can start their summer reading with some of the greatest stories and authors the literary world has to offer?”

Last December we sold bundles of five books available to buy for Christmas gifts (or for personal reasons). This summer — one day only — we present to you a book shop containing some of the greats: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Salinger, Steinbeck, Vonnegut, Austen, Heller, Lawrence and more. We have spent the past few months looking for some of the best-looking and charismatic used books possible from Vancouver and Seattle.

We now cordially invite you to browse through our collection for some of your favourite stories and authors, or perhaps find a new favourite to enjoy this summer.

DETAILS:

When: Sunday May 20th, 2012 , 1pm-4pm
Where: Revolver, 325 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC
Who: Sons and Lovers Books (George and Robyn)
How: Cash only, books are priced at about $5-$7, with some exception based on editions.
Why: To promote summer reading of some of the world’s greatest books and authors.

Hope we see you there and happy summer reading!

I’ll eat you up, I love you so.

by Robyn P. Yager

One of my favourite books of all time is Where the Wild Things Are. It’s poetic and beautiful and lovely all at once. A book about adventure, rebellion, power and in the end, home life. Where the Wild Things Are is on the of the most well-known and groundbreaking children’s books of all time.

Maurice Sendak, author of the classic children’s story, was a self-taught illustrator and wrote several other stories and contributed his art and talent to other forms such as stage sets. Born on June 10th, 1928 in Brooklyn,  Sendak spoke of perpetually being surrounded by terror and fear. From the Depression to being a Jew in World War II, much of his dark fears could be found in his illustrations and artworks.

Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.

Maurice Sendak dies at 83 (via New York Times)

(image via Geek Tyrant)