It was impossible, while living there, to avoid all of the people who knew how...– Our own Sarah Gerard, on the BOMBLOG, writing about Florida, Charles Yu, and black holes.
The Situation in American Writing →
Our friends at Full Stop are polling authors on the situation in American writing, an update of a 1939 questionnaire sent out by the ye olde Partisan Review. We recommend (Maud Newton, Marilynne Robinson, Gary Shteyngart, George Saunders, etc. etc. etc.)!
Anonymous asked: Do you currently have part-time positions open for the McNally Jackson cafe?
McNJ bookmonger Sandeep lists her 10 all-time... →
Anonymous asked: pity about the internship. sooooo, any tips for other possible places (apart from NYT and the obvious) for internships in the city then? should one of them be happening, i make sure i spend half the money of my student loan in your store. ALL the books.
rachelfershleiser asked: What about your top-sellers list was McNally-specific in a way we might not know about? Anything on there because of staff picks, special events, a certain staffer being nuts about it, an author living next door, etc?
McNally J's Bestsellers of 2011
Here are McNally J’s bestselling books of 2011. It’s a list! 31 books long. Arbitrarily. I had to go get my laundry. Just Kids, Patti Smith (Now also the bestselling book in McNJ’s history.) A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan On Booze, F. Scott Fitzgerald Bossypants, Tina Fey The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman The ReadyMade 100 Project Manual (printed on our book...
Anonymous asked: do you offer internships of some kind?
Anonymous asked: My aunt loves... you know... "those" books. The Help. The Pirate's Daughter. White Oleander. Water for Elephants. Am I making sense? Maybe not. Maybe I shouldn't even be asking someone with such good taste. Anyway, she's 63, she used to be a discoqueenfaghag and was the first person to ever say the word "fuck" to me. Help?