Yeah, we’ve got reading glasses! But I’m not sure that’s how they work... . . . #ncbookstores #bookstagram #glasses
Flyleaf employees when Jamie & the lead buyers are in Albuquerque for a book conference. Just kidding, we’re actually ahead on shelving 😉Come say hi for a book recommendation! . . . (Music courtesy of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.) #lordoftherings #bookstagram #ncbookstores #elmomemes
What does a bookseller do when they get their wisdom taken out? Write a cheeky insta post about it! This week’s #tbt is THE STORY OF MY TEETH by Valeria Luiselli, who will be the Durham Arts Council tomorrow night. Travis—with Mason as the model, sorry if that’s a mouthful—says of the book: “It’s hard to find a writer to compare to Valeria Luiselli. She seems to have read all of the literature of Europe and the Americas, but her prose maintains the intimacy of a talk between friends. The narrator of The Story of My Teeth, Gustavo ‘Highway’ Sanchez Sanchez, is the perfect vessel for her considerable talent. Eloquent and charming, he’s a legendary auctioneer who’s come to see himself as not just ‘a lowly seller of objects, but, first and foremost, a lover and collector of good stories.’ There are plenty of good stories here—my favorites were the hyperbolic tales that Highway uses to auction off a set of teeth. But it’s Luiselli’s style, at once erudite and accessible, that I really love this novel for.” . . . #valerialuiselli #thestoryofmyteeth #wisdomteeth #bookstagram #ncbookstores
We asked Mesha Maren to put her Spotify on shuffle & play the first five songs. Here’s what we heard! (Here at Flyleaf, we seek only the finest video editing 🧐.) . . . . #ncbookstores #bookstagram #sugarrun #nyt #npr
You know when books have the most satisfying covers? Sophie Mackintosh’s THE WATER CURE wins today! We also have an incredible anthology edited by Ibi Zoboi , new & terrifying stories by Samantha Schweblin, & signed copies of MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS by the creator of BIG NATE!!!
2019’s colour is Living Coral, or as we’d like to think, a soft Flyleaf pink-orange. Of course we made a table! 🍑🍣 🐙 . . . #pantone #livingcoral2019 #bookstagram #bookstoresofinstagram
UPDATE: this event has been push back to 7 p.m. that same Friday (1/11). We’re sorry for the change, but we assure you it’s worth it! Have you heard of Mesha Maren’s incredible debut novel Sugar Run? It just published with @algonquinbooks, & it’s like Orange is the New Black meets David Joy & modern-day Flannery O’Connor. We’re super excited to host her next Friday (1/11) at 6 p.m. If you have the chance, check out her interview on NPR or her writing in Tin House, Oxford American, & more! . . . #bookstagramnc #meshamaren #algonquinbooks #appalachia #queer #noir #fiction
A good dog for a good New Year!
Holiday shelving party/avalanche at Flyleaf! . . . #indiesfirst #bookstagram #bookhaul #holidayparty
Looking for some YA titles to gift this holiday season? We’ve got ten—ten favorites & at least a couple hundred more, that is! Stop by & ask one of our booksellers about our YA picks. But be warned: we might be distracted by THE GOOD DEMON’s gorgeous & shiny cover. That, or John Green’s pocket readers. . . . #indiesfirst #ncbookstores #bookstagramnc #jimmycajoleas #yareads