#PrideBookFest started today!! Get over to @pridebookfest youtube so you don't miss any one of these incredible panels! 📕 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0O0olyO__mzMGvhVYy7K0A #brainlairbooks #wndb #diverselit
People are out here defaming our name. Our e-commerce platform has the ability to pull in milions of titles. ⛔ THAT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT! ⛔ That's like typing your name into Google and saying google loves you. It doesn't. And neither do I! ⛔ Please do not use my logo or my header - they are pending copyright. ⛔ I am not sending books to prisons for you if you are not buying the book from me. ⛔ Taking my logo and using it without my consent is a violation! It is defamation. ⛔ This is your warning. I have the receipts.
#EdelweissBookfest Community, Bookstores, and Libraries for Anti-Racist Refuge: Dissection, Reflection and Getting the Work Done 🏬 Amber Cabral (Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture @bamcabra) and Michelle Cassandra Johnson (Finding Refuge @skillinaction) in conversation with librarian K.C. Boyd, @boss_librarian, and bookseller Kathy Burnette about actively creating antiracist spaces and welcoming the community in support of both staff and patrons. 🎫 link in bio, 11am Eastern
https://conta.cc/3w5zCsj Check out our #SuperGay list! Grab some good reads and support a good cause at the same time! 50% of profits will be donated to our local LGBTQ Center!
#EdelweisssBookfest starts today! Click the link in bio (or at the end of this post if not working) to get registered if you haven't already. 📖 There are so many great panels! 🎤 9am Tuesday, join us as @tayari Jones kicks off the day! ☮️ Or for you early birds - Yoga at 8am! 📔 All times Eastern. 🕑 See you there! 👀 https://www.abovethetreeline.com/edelweiss-bookfest/?orgID=KAS 👀 During the festival, shop from your favorite bookstore! 🛍️ 📚
#IJustRead Many of you know last week was a difficult one for me. In between making funeral arrangements, trying to write an obituary, and just dealing with grief, I didn't have much mental space left to read. 🧠 I just happened to have these in the house and just plowed through them. I liked the When He Was Wicked. 🤨 I also picked up m slytherin copy of The Philosopher's Stone and started rereading it. I used to do an annual re-read until Rowling kinda lost her mind. 🐍 I also binged some episodes of Psych, since I've seen them many times. 🕵🏽♂️ I also took this therapy dough around with me. Nice to just sniff for the calm of peppermint and use as stress dough. 🤭 What are some of your comfort reads, drinks, or habits?
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I know which one I hope is in the box! What about you? Are you team #bettertogether or team #onelaststop
School's (almost) out! A virtual panel of Scholastic authors, education experts, and booksellers will give tips and book recommendations that will keep kids excited to read all summer long! Link - https://linktr.ee/brainlairbooks
Brain Lair Books online temporarily closed. Dear customers and friends, Due to an unexpected death in the family, Brain Lair Books' online ordering site is temporarily unavailable for checkout. I ask that you please use the Brain Lair Bookshop site, If you'd like to place an order during this time. Link below and on the linktr.ee in bio: https://bookshop.org/shop/brainlairbooks Keep my family in your thoughts. Thank you. Kathy
#Ijustread What are you finishing up? 📚 Serena Singh Flips the Script by @s sonya_lalli I love romance novels. I normally read Fantasy Romance but every since I learned about Bookstore Romance Day (coming in August), I've been about that contemporary side. So I just bought quite a few. I grabbed this one and was wonderfully surprised! It's about finding friends after college. So, a different type of love story. She also brings in a little bit about women in the workplace. Told through the alternating voices of Serena and her mother, Sandeep. 👓 Lots of orders to get out this week! I just started reading The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by @anneelizabethursu, one of my favorite writers of middle grade fantasy. (sorry @sherryngick, Aristotle is soon, I promise!) I'm loving it so far. 🏰 Whatcha reading? Is it weird to be hearing about books releasing September right now? Is there a book from earlier this year you think I missed? Drop some titles in the comments. #nopromises 🤞🏽 #romancelit #kidlit #fantasylit #mglit #BookstoreRomanceDay #wndb #diverselit #IJustRead
Join Alex Aster in conversation with Brigid Kemmerer! 🎉 You know how much I loved the Cursebreaker Series by Brigid! I'm excited to partner with my friends @RiverDogBookCo and @BriarPatchBooks to bring you this event! 🎉 We are celebrating Alex's 2nd book "Curse of the Forgotten City", purchase a copy and get some super cool goodies! Billed as Aru Shah meets Percy Jackson, you knochildrenen 9 and up will enjoy it! 😋 Head over to Virtual Author Events, our partner site, and get the book from any of the three bookstores then register on our Crowdcast page! 🔗 in bio #kidlit #curses #books #childrensbooks #YALit #WNDB #diversebooks #LatinxInChildrensLit #brainlairbooks #bookstagram #representationmatters #diversity #inclusion #inclusivebooks
🎶 I'm a survivor (what), I'm not gon' give up (what) I'm not gon' stop (what), I'm gon' work harder (what) I'm a survivor (what), I'm gonna make it (what) I will survive (what), keep on survivin' (what) 🎶 Guess what fam! Michelle from Destiny’s Child has a book releasing next week! 😱 It’s called “Checking In” and it talks about her living with depression. Michelle will be checking in with a bunch of celebrities, including Taraji P Henson! Each conversation will focus on a topic from the book. 🎙 One ticket gets you six conversations and a copy of the book Add that VIP and get a Meet & Greet with Michelle and a signed copy of the book! 📔 Kick off is May 26th! Hit the link in bio, buy a bottle of 🍷, and block off the calendar because you have plans!
WE ARE SO EXCITED! WE GET TO PARTNER WITH PRH TO (virtually) BRING YOU LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!!! 💥 💥 Lights up on Washington Heights! Virtual Book Launch Time! 💡 Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. 💃🏽 In the new book ⭐ In the Heights: Finding Home, ⭐ Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCartertell ⭐ the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved. 🎵 🎉 Join Miranda, Hudes, and McCarter for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8:00 to 9:00pm ET on Zoom. 🎉 📺 Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood—Washington Heights—can speak to the world. 🗺️ Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event, a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home ($40 retail price), as well as sales tax, shipping, and handling (if applicable). 🎟️ 📔 📬 #intheheights #lin.manuelmiranda #broadway #hamilton #film #movie #booklaunch #theatre #musicaltheatre #diversebooks #bookstagram #brainlairbooks #diversity #weneeddiversebooks
#Repost @riverdogbookco with @make_repost ・・・ Did you know some of my bookstore friends are offering an indie exclusive (that means ONLY available at independent bookstores) VINYL FREAKING RECORD if you preorder FOOTNOTES by @caseengaines??? This record was made specifically for THIS BOOK and features music and comedy from the show “Shuffle Along,” the hit Broadway show in the book, PLUS commentary tracks by the author. I’m getting chills - the original show never had an album produced, so this is the first time since 1921 when the show ran that you can hear these tracks all together in this way! So grab your Old Fashioned or Sidecar, preorder yourself a copy of FOOTNOTES from my friends listed below, and enjoy a listen to a piece of American history. Preorder now from my friends at: 📖 @brainlairbooks 📖 @briarpatchbooks 📖 @chbbookstore 📖 @fountainbookstore 📖 @loyaltybooks 📖 @nicolasbooks 📖 @oblongbooks 📖 @schulerbooks_chapbookcafe P.S. I get nothing from this. I just think this is hella cool and want us all to have nice things. 😍 . . . #preorder #OrderNow #ShopIndies #Footnotes #CaseenGaines #Broadway #BlackBroadway #record #vinyl #VinylRecord #Roaring20s #1921 #soundtrack #exclusive #LimitedEdition #IndependentBookstore
I learned how to make a catalog! This is one for the May/June Kids Indie Next List. Titles are reviewed and voted on and these are some top scorers. Lots of good books to choose from! Click on “Buy Books” on our link tree and check it out!
#justread #kidlit Was able to finish three books last week! Yay! 🎉 I re-read Six of Crows because I like how they were in the Shadow and Bone show on @netflix and remembered liking the book when it came out. I weirdly could not remember much but still liked it. 🐦 Makes me wonder how much does environment and mental state affect how much you like a book? 🤭 I read Crooked Kingdom because I missed it the first time. Pretty good but makes me want to read a third installment. 🔪 #VioletsAreBlue by @barbaradeebooks was 💕. She captured the feeling you get when everyone except you can make decisions about what you can and cannot do. As well as that "caught between 2 people" feeling too. Barbara Dee has this way of capturing the tween voice that feels authentic and brings back memories of my own childhood. 💜🥀 What did you read last week? 🤩 #kidlit #brainlairbooks #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #weneeddiversebooks #bibliophile #inclusivebooks
Oh hey! What are you doing tonight? 🤷🏾♀️ Join our #IreadYA event featuring @sharoncameronbooks @cambrialgordon and @nealbascomb If that’s not enough, @dataquilter is moderating! Link in bio! Grab your cookies and wine! Teachers this will be a perfect event for you!
Happy Mother’s Day. Read some books. Drink some coffee/tea/wine/champagne/beer/ other. Fight Evil. You are the world’s best mom. Take a day and revel in it.
Sorry everyone. Our event with Renee has been POSTPONED! If you had tickets, you received an email from us yesterday. We will let you know as soon as we get a new date.
#ryanharttea party kits! Sending out to winners and VIP guests! Looking forward to dressing up and sipping tea with @harlemportland @karynparsons and my co-host @beyondbarcodesbooks
Grab your seat! Starts at 7pm ET! There will be a lot of laughter and fun! Family-friendly event! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/lastgate/register Want signed bookplates???? Order the book right on the event page! See you there!
#TBR Another week of not finishing a book! Hopefully this slump will pass soon! 😴 Thought I would take a moment to tell you one of the ways I choose what to read. 📚 These are all @simonkids. They sent quite a few but only these four caught my. 📚 Violets Are Blue by @barbaradeebooks this is a friend's upcoming book so yeah, I will read it! Even if it wasn't the cover of this is beautiful! 💮 Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by @border_poet I loved Aristotle and Dante book 1 and can't wait to see what they are up to! 🌊 The Bones of Ruin by @s_raughley on the cover is a girl standing on a tightrope wearing a fancy dress holding 2 curved swords. Yeah, that's all I needed. ⚔️ For All Time by @srmilesauthor billed as The Sun Is Also a Star (which I've read twice and led me to re-read A Raisin in the Sun which led to me reading Looking for Lorraine.) and Outlander (which I read in one sitting). Duh. ☀️ These books are also BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Fantasy, Realistic, MG, and YA so hits my #diversebooks #diversekidlit needs.
#SugarandSpite Launch Party!🎉 🥳 🍬Today, Saturday, May 1st, 2 PM ET🍬 🥳 Try to guess the lie in Two Truths and A Lie 🥳 Win one of 3 prizes in Name, Place, Animal, Thing 🎁 🥳 Sundae will be there! 🦆 And he loves the camera! Check out our IGTV! 📹 🥳 Bring your questions! ⁉️ 🥳 Support our independent bookstore and all 3 authors by purchasing the books! 📔 Get signed bookplates! 📚 Sugar and Spite link in bio!📚 🥳 Books and gifts will be awarded after the event. All books must by purchases by 1:30 PM ET to get the link 🔗 and password to the event! 🎟️ 🎟️🎟️ ✨ ✨✨ See you there! ✨✨✨