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TO READ · 06/29/2017

Summer Reading: “Fly Me” by Daniel Riley

Recent Vassar graduate Suzy Whitman couldn’t have known that within months of moving across the country—ostensibly to skate, surf, and steward the clear blue skies aboard Grand Pacific Airlines’ 747s— she’d be smuggling drugs and even flying the planes herself.

Recent Vassar graduate Suzy Whitman couldn’t have known that within months of moving across the country—ostensibly to skate, surf, and steward the clear blue skies aboard Grand Pacific Airlines’ 747s— she’d be smuggling drugs and even flying the planes herself. But it’s 1972, skyjackings appear in the papers every week, and our russet-headed, antics-prone heroine is soon at the center of a strange and mostly forgotten chapter of American history. Led Zeppelin plays on the radio; Walter Cronkite’s face seems always to be on TV. Pog is the nonalcoholic beverage of choice, and Reverend Jim Jones is posting flyers on the boardwalk. Suzy, meanwhile, is learning just how dangerously she’s willing to live.

“Fly Me,” Daniel Riley’s debut novel, is funny, poignant, and attentive. Sun-soaked and warm-hearted, it almost seems as though it were *written* on the beach.

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TO READ · 06/21/2017

To Read: What Trend Are You Bringing Back in Style?

If you wear it, it will come…back in fashion. We give up, you’re the one setting the trends here. These books are places you can rest your stylish gaze, for just a bit.

If you wear it, it will come…back in fashion. We give up, you’re the one setting the trends here. These books are places you can rest your stylish gaze, for just a bit.

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TO READ · 06/19/2017

Advanced Bookworming: Pamela Paul’s “My Life with Bob”

One of the least surprising facts in the world is that people who enjoy reading books REALLY enjoy reading books about reading books. There’s a whole genre of books-about-reading.

One of the least surprising facts in the world is that people who enjoy reading books REALLY enjoy reading books about reading books. There’s a whole genre of books-about-reading. Nicholson Baker wrote a book about reading John Updike. Elif Batuman wrote a book about reading Russian literature. William Deresiewicz wrote a book about reading Jane Austen. We could go on. The list is lengthy. (And girth-y.)

The newest title in this succession is Pamela Paul’s “My Life with Bob.” Who is Bob, you ask? Bob is the author’s Book of Books (B.O.B.), which is a notebook in which she scribbles the title of every book she has ever read. The author’s relationship to Bob is similar to Gollum’s relationship to “The Ring,” in the sense that Paul’s Bob is precious to her and gives her life. Bob is the one item that Paul would grab from her house if her house was burning down. Bob is almost thirty years old by now, and he sits on a shelf over Paul’s desk. Paul loves Bob, and by the end of her memoir, we love Bob too.

Give your summer reading list a postmodern *twist* by reading this delightful book about reading.

(Bonus assignment: and then write about it!!!)

 

 

 

 

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TO READ · 06/14/2017

To Read: What’s Your Song of the Summer?

Follow the herd down to the dance floor or just flip on the car radio—it’s time for the traditional summer festivities. These books have got a good beat, but you can’t really dance to them. We’ll leave that to the other artists.

Follow the herd down to the dance floor or just flip on the car radio—it’s time for the traditional summer festivities. These books have got a good beat, but you can’t really dance to them. We’ll leave that to the other artists.

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TO BUY · 06/13/2017

Thoroughly modern throwbacks

We’re releasing brand-spanking-new frames today! (And they look delightfully old-school.)

We’re releasing brand-spanking-new frames today! (And they look delightfully old-school.)

The construction—bold browline, mixed materials—accounted for the majority of eyewear sold throughout the 1950s, and we’ve refashioned the silhouette into three new shapes for the modern era: Addie, Eliot, and Hayes.

Check them out >

 

 

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TO BUY · 06/09/2017

What’s in Her Bag: Juliet Capulet

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

TO BUY · 06/06/2017

What’s in His Bag: Romeo Montague

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

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