eBay – Out of Print feature

September 24, 2014

“We loved adventure and mystery titles, like Treasure Island or the Hardy Boys,” says Todd. “The library was also a big part of our community.”

Dax Shepard, Call of the Wild and Samsung

September 17, 2014

Dax Shepard is wearing our The Call of the Wild shirt in the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S commercial! Check it out at the :50 second mark.

Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie

September 15, 2014

New: Socks

September 11, 2014

International Literacy Day

September 8, 2014

Today, 16% of the world population is illiterate and 2/3 of the world’s illiterate adults are women. Source: UNESCO

Family Circle – October 2014

September 5, 2014

KultureCity Partnership: Emma

September 4, 2014

This is Emma and she is 10 years old. Emma has music in her soul and dances wherever, whenever! She received her Madeline shirt as part of our partnership with KultureCity. KultureCity supports families of children with Autism. One of the many things that KultureCity does is work with families to help them feel connected to their communities when at times they can feel a big disconnect. At Out of Print, we are hoping to help bridge the gap by giving these kids great shirts to start a conversation about the world’s best stories!

Learn more about KultureCity

KultureCity Partnership: Dillon

August 28, 2014

This is Dillon. He was sent his Animal Farm shirt through our new partnership with KultureCity. KultureCity is an organization supporting families with children who have autism. KultureCity is working towards helping families gain access to programs, devices, such as iPads for nonverbal children, respite care for the parents and other fun stuff like our shirts! Dillon has autism and is nonverbal. Dillon’s strengths these days are that he is calmer and happier. He is trying so hard to understand what his teachers and family are teaching him and is doing well using his iPad. We are thrilled to support KultureCity and great kids like Dillon!

Learn more about KultureCity

The Composition Bag Collection

August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Annie Proulx

August 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, JK Rowling and Harry Potter

July 31, 2014

Happy Birthday, Raymond Chander

July 23, 2014

Win the Hemingway Sweepstakes!

July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alice Munro!

July 10, 2014

This Week in Literature Censorship: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

June 12, 2014

Book in Question: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)
Complaint: According to Doctorow, it’s “the book’s positive view of questioning authority, lauding “hacker culture”, and discussing sex and sexuality in passing.”
Result: The principal of Booker T Washington High in Pensacola, Florida cancelled the school’s One School/One Book summer reading program featuring Little Brother.

Author response: “I think that the role of an educator is to encourage critical thinking and debate, and that this is a totally inappropriate way to address ‘controversial’ material in schools.” Also, the publisher, Tor Books, is sending 200 free copies of the paperback to the high school.

You can listen to Doctorow’s full reponse here:

(via Boing Boing, h/t Jacket Copy)

$20 All Adult tees for Father’s Day

June 4, 2014

Allen Ginsberg and Poetry

June 3, 2014

RIP Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Published on This Day: A Clockwork Orange

May 14, 2014

Shop our A Clockwork Orange collection

30% OFF Spring Sale

May 13, 2014

This Week in Literature Censorship: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

May 8, 2014

UPDATE: 5/12: We are happy to report that the Wilson County school district has restored “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” to its student readings lists! (read the story here, via The Tennessean)

UPDATE: 5/9
Editorial in The Tennessean titled “Banning Books is Never the Answer”

Book in Question: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (2003)

Complaint: Offensive language

The Wilson County School District in Tennnessee banned The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from its reading list for ninth-graders taking honors-level English classes. “The F-bomb is pretty common in that book, and that’s what I have a problem with,” said board member Wayne McNeese. “I’m not dumb enough to think students don’t hear that language, but it doesn’t mean we should promote it.” (h/t The Tennessean)

Remembering Maurice Sendak: 1928-2012

Remembering Maurice Sendak, who died on this day, May 8, in 2012.

Update: PS 244 Library Fundraiser

May 7, 2014

Bring Back Our Girls

May 6, 2014

“Education is not simply to learn to read and write. It’s emancipation. It makes you free.” -Ziauddin Yousafzai

Weekend Reading: May 3-4, 2014

May 2, 2014

The Kentucky Derby, “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is this Saturday, May 3rd. If you read anything this weekend, let it be this essay by Hunter S. Thompson, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved”, sketched by Ralph Steadman, 1970 (via Grantland and brianb.freeshell.org).

Random Readings

Free Comic Book Day – Saturday, May 3

California Bookstore Day – Saturday, May 3

This Week in Literature Censorship: Hop on Pop

April 30, 2014

Book in Question: Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (1963)
Complaint: Encourages children to use violence against their fathers
Suggested: Remove from Toronto library collection, issue an apology to fathers in the GTA (Greater Toronto area) and pay for damages resulting from the book.

Findings: The children are actually told not to hop on pop. “STOP You must not hop on Pop.”

(h/t GalleyCat)

Happy Birthday, Harper Lee!

April 28, 2014

Free Shipping through April 30!

Happy Birthday, Charlotte Bronte!

April 21, 2014

National Library Week: Saul Bellow

April 18, 2014