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Staff Chat: To Football, or Not To Football

The Topic: Football, The Super Bowl, and specifically The Super Bowl in Houston
The Chatters: Annalia Luna (Shipping and Returns Manager), Augusta Bartis (Inventory Manager), and Ülrika Moats (Merchandiser and Gift Buyer)


AL: Welcome to our staff chat! This is the Girl Cave here, (Annalia, Augusta, and Ulrika), who work in the back of the store. We’re talking about football because the Super Bowl is this weekend and it’s kind of everywhere.
So, what is your first memory of watching football?

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780306824203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Da Capo Press - August 11th, 2015

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617754913
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Edge of Sports - September 6th, 2016

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781612194912
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Melville House Publishing - August 18th, 2015

The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501116193
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 20th, 2016

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393330472
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2007

We’re All In This Together: The Continuing Saga of Inprint

Ten or so chapbooks, laid out across a conference-style table: this is what I see when I walk into the Inprint bungalow on Thursday afternoon to speak with Rich Levy (Executive Director) and Krupa Parikh (Marketing and Outreach Director). I like catching up with our partners at Inprint because it always feels like visiting an interesting friend who has something new to show you.

Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812995343
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

The Perfection of Short: Mary Miller and Chanelle Benz

 

Two anguished cries often heard in pseudo-literary circles, both usually experienced as something approximating all caps: INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES ARE FAILING (they’re not—but you already know that, BrazosBookstore.com reader), and LITERARY FICTION IS DEAD. That second cry is heard so often that not only has it become a cliché, the response to it—to point toward exciting new novels, young authors, book sales, etc.—now feels like its own kind of cliché.

The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062490759
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - January 17th, 2017

Always Happy Hour: Stories Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631492181
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 10th, 2017

I Dream About a Lot of Things, Man: On Angel Otero, CAMH, and Neuroses

Generally speaking, I try to practice a nonthreatening demeanor (for this, you’re welcome). The first time I meet you, I will stand as far away from you as possible. I will go out of my way to not squeeze by you in an airplane-tight place, fearing I’ll accidentally touch you and you’ll find this invasive.

This Time Machine Works Damn Fine: On Carolyn Hembree

Carolyn Hembree “know[s] how to fuck with the future” and the present and the past. In Hembree's second book of poems, RIGGING A CHEVY INTO A TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WAYS TO ESCAPE A PLAGUE, she writes a verse novel as a fractured multiverse set in Tennessee.

Buyer's Corner: Science Edition

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy Cover Image
By Isaac Newton, I. Bernard Cohen (Translator), Anne Whitman (Translator)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780520290884
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: University of California Press - February 5th, 2016

Cosmos Cover Image
By Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson (Foreword by), Ann Druyan (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345539434
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - December 10th, 2013

A Brief History of Time Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553380163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - August 31st, 1998

On the Origin of Species (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Charles Darwin, William Bynum (Introduction by), William Bynum (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140439120
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 2009

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399184413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 2016

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062316097
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - February 10th, 2015

Buyer Spotlight: Bullet Journals

January: it’s a perfect time of year to start getting your life organized, whether with planners and journals, or with calendar alerts on your phone. But myself? I’m always trying to stay organized. In fact, over the summer, I fell down a rabbit hole of bullet journal blogs, posts, and videos—and, like any good friend (or enabler?), I took a few other people down the rabbit hole with me. We made plans to start our own bullet journals, which included multiple ones for different needs.

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SKU: 812442022331

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SKU: 812442022317

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SKU: 812442022386

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SKU: 812442022379

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SKU: 812442022393

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SKU: 812442021495

#BrazosBest: What Kathleen Collins Left Behind

The Book: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO INTERRACIAL LOVE? by Kathleen Collins
The Gist: A posthumously published short story collection by Kathleen Collins, an important and newly re-discovered African American writer
The Chatters: Mark Haber (Store Manager) and Keaton Patterson (Book Buyer)

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062484154
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2016


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Ben's 2016 Holiday Recommendations

Television: A Biography Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780500519165
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Thames & Hudson - October 25th, 2016

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