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Shelf Talking Episode 18 - I Wanna Rock! (03/05/2019)

Been a long time since you rock and rolled? Today's SHELF TALKING is here to help!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Michael Zadoorian shares passages from his latest novel Beautiful Music.
–Jas Obrecht chronicles Jimi Hendrix's rise to fame in Stone Free.  
–Kat Gardiner reads selections from her collection Little Wonder.

Shelf Talking is produced by Mike and Hilary Gustafson with John Ganiard, Matthew Flores, and Sam Krowchenko
Our theme songs are “Orange and Red” and "Bonhomie" by Pity Sex (2016, Run for Cover Records)

Shelf Talking Episode 17 – Kristen Roupenian and Chloe Benjamin (02/05/2019)

For our first episode of 2019, SHELF TALKING presents a pair of conversations with two rising stars of American fiction.

Recorded live at Literati:
–Kristen Roupenian discusses her debut collection You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” And Other Stories with writer/editor Callie Collins.
–Chloe Benjamin chats about her novel The Immortalists with Number One Chinese Restaurant author (and Literati bookseller!) Lillian Li. 

Shelf Talking Episode 16 – A Poetry Pause

Need a break from the hectic holiday season? Look no further than this poetry-packed episode of SHELF TALKING!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Phillip Crymble reads from his debut volume Not Even Laughter.
–Susanna Lang shares work from her latest book Travel Notes from the River Styx.
–Will Walton reads selections from his YA novel I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain.
–Tarfia Faizullah reads poems from her sophomore collection Registers of Illuminated Villages.

Shelf Talking Episode 14––Shakespeare and Shaker Heights

Looking for the fastest route from Stratford to Shaker Heights? Look no further than today’s brand-new SHELF TALKING!

Recorded live at Literati:
–Julie Schumacher reads from her novel The Shakespeare Requirement
–Callie Feyen discusses her memoir The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet
–Celeste Ng speaks with writer/professor Douglas Trevor about her New York Times bestseller Little Fires Everywhere

A new store blog!

Hi book-loving friends,

We're testing out our website's blogging capabilities. So, while before we used to upload our podcast, Shelf Talking, and our video staff reviews onto our online literary magazine, The Ribbon, now we will be uploading that content and other store news here!

So stay tuned for more staff picks, store news, videos, podcasts, and more...

The Green Table: Deb's Picks!

Each month, a different Literati Bookstore bookseller curates our small green table with their favorite books.

This month, it's Deb's turn! 

I look for something that's going to draw me in right away. Take me not necessarily to a different world, but put me in a particular mindset or a place or a time.


Check out this video below about Deb's green table selections! Many thanks to Ify Arinze for this video.