Friday, July 31, 2009

CINEMA SEWER Book Launch Tomorrow Night @ Main Street!

(Mainly posted to show off Mr. Bougie's snappy promotional poster)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Book-related news from Comicon

Another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone (some of us call it "nerd prom", but whatever).

While the focus is steadily drifting towards movies and video games and away from, you know, COMICS, there was still a bit of bookish news:
  • Also at Vertigo Crime is The Executor, a new graphic novel just announced for the line by thriller, travel and technology writer John Evans. In it, a washed up athlete is named executor of his high school sweetheart's will after her murder. Secrets about his own life creep up as he investigates the murder.
  • Max Allan Collins announced Return to Perdition, the last book in the 'Perdition' saga.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


(via Reuters, and Kits manager Keith D.)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New "Cinema Sewer" Book Launch Party

Launch party for Volume Two of Robin Bougie's "adults-only guide to history's sickest and sexiest movies" on Saturday August 1st, 7-9pm at Main Street. Books and cold beverages will be available.

Via Mr. Bougie: "Issues 13 to 16 [of CS] are exhaustively revised and collated in this second wild volume, together with an additional 90 pages of never-before-seen movie reviews, interviews, rants, comics, hard-to-find classic movie advertising, and graphic illustrations by myself and a host of my talented friends from both the comic book and animation industry. Regardless of whether you’re is just discovering the world of classic porn, horror, and exploitation movies, or a long time fan from the days when the drive-ins and grindhouses reigned, you’ll find plenty to get excited about, gleefully sloshing around in the filth of the Cinema Sewer!"

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Free "Julie & Julia" Movie Passes Available!

Columbia Pictures just sent us a big stack of free passes for a second preview screening of Julie & Julia on Monday July 27th at 7pm.

They're available on a first-come, first-serve basis from the front desk up at Main Street.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Clint Burnham Reads From "The Benjamin Sonnets"

The Benjamin Sonnets are a series of poems created through a process of "homophonic" translation from German writings by Walter Benjamin. They are ridiculous, but only in the sense that things unexpected and wonderful can be ridiculous.

Clint Burnham reads in Main Street's front room Saturday July 11th at 7pm. Books and the usual ice-cold beverages will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Get 'em While They Last: Free Film Passes!

The Main Street store has four free double passes to a preview screening of Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia, based on the recent book by Julie Powell, on Wednesday 22 July 2009 at 7 pm.

First come, first served; just ask at the desk.