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    Why did we add a bar to our bookstore? – A TEDx Talk at UTA

    Why did we add a bar to our bookstore? – A TEDx Talk at UTA

    Last April, UTA invited us to give a talk as part of their TEDx 2016 program. It was a great opportunity and a considerable challenge -we don’t usually talk to large crowds outside bars. After overcoming our stage fright, we managed to put this talk together and present the ideas behind this dream-project of ours: The Wild Detectives. Pardon our accent and hope you like it!

    Literature

    Ménage à Trois: Maupassant, Flaubert, and Desire

    Ménage à Trois: Maupassant, Flaubert, and Desire

    “How strange and unpredictable life is! How little there is between happiness and misery,” remarks Madame Loisel, the tragic heroine of Guy de Maupassant’s masterful short story “The Necklace.” In this—perhaps trite—line by Maupassant, the rich legacy left by French writers is subtlety revealed. If the British gave us valuable moral lessons, and the Russians instructed us to deconstruct the human soul, what did the French teach us? Simple: to live. Ardently, eloquently, poetically. Never passively. The French taught us to live, perhaps en rose, perhaps en blanc et bleue, but live colorfully nonetheless. In honor of Bastille Day, here are my favorite French stories about living with desire.

    Records

    Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

    Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

    After an uncharacteristic misstep in their discography, Radiohead return with an elegant vengeance: A Moon Shaped Pool. Their new album is dark, haunting rock mixed with electronic beats, in other words: classic Radiohead. It is nothing short of thrilling to see masters of their craft producing art. Thom Yorke remains one of Rock’s greatest enigmas. Here is another piece of the puzzle for lifelong fans.

    Buy a Book. Get a Drink.

    Buy a Book. Get a Drink.

    While the small size of our humble shop limits the number of books we can have in stock, there is no limitation to the number or kind of books we offer through this ordering service.

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    The Bookmark Game

    The Bookmark Game

    When a customer buys a book we’ll hand it with a special bookmark to facilitate a book conversation among two strangers. Let serendipity take care of your next reading. Exciting, don’t you think?

    It’s beer o’clock

    It’s beer o’clock

    Do you think that Hemingway, Faulkner or Kerouac became Hemingway, Faulkner and Kerouac had they just sat behind their typewriters?

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