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We had a great time hosting the @thinkingbinc (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) piggy bank ...
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We had a great time hosting the @thinkingbinc (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) piggy bank fundraiser! Authors from around the country decorated piggy banks (Celeste Ng, Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, & Phil and Erin Stead, just to name a few...) Bid online this week and help this Ann ... We had a great time hosting the @thinkingbinc (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) piggy bank fundraiser! Authors from around the country decorated piggy banks (Celeste Ng, Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, & Phil and Erin Stead, just to name a few...) Bid online this week and help this Ann Arbor based non-profit raise money to help booksellers in need!
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PS - Also, they asked me to decorate a piggy bank, so I covered a piggy bank with original typed notes! So for all you typewriter and Notes From A Public Typewriter fans (the winning bid gets a complimentary book) start bidding here: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/bank-on-booksellers-5258?mobile=0
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This Sunday, we're donating 25% of our day's sales to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation -- ...
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This Sunday, we're donating 25% of our day's sales to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation -- a great Ann Arbor-based non-profit that helps booksellers in need. And at 5pm this Sunday, we're hosting their annual piggy bank auction launch event! Join us! This Sunday, we're donating 25% of our day's sales to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation -- a great Ann Arbor-based non-profit that helps booksellers in need. And at 5pm this Sunday, we're hosting their annual piggy bank auction launch event! Join us!
Our small but mighty pen section, for those analogue-lovers, note-takers, journal-scribblers, ...
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Our small but mighty pen section, for those analogue-lovers, note-takers, journal-scribblers, and back-to-schoolers. Our small but mighty pen section, for those analogue-lovers, note-takers, journal-scribblers, and back-to-schoolers.
We are CLOSED for Labor Day! Have a great holiday, and we'll see you all Tuesday!
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We are CLOSED for Labor Day! Have a great holiday, and we'll see you all Tuesday! We are CLOSED for Labor Day! Have a great holiday, and we'll see you all Tuesday!
I don’t judge books by their covers, but I do judge books based on their first lines. It’s probably ...
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I don’t judge books by their covers, but I do judge books based on their first lines. It’s probably my favorite thing to do — pick up a book and read the first line. Sometimes, those first words will hypnotize, and I have to drop everything I’m doing and read on. So, we asked our staff to pick books ... I don’t judge books by their covers, but I do judge books based on their first lines. It’s probably my favorite thing to do — pick up a book and read the first line. Sometimes, those first words will hypnotize, and I have to drop everything I’m doing and read on. So, we asked our staff to pick books featuring their favorite first lines from novels. Here are a few I particularly liked:
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“On the morning after the Feds burned down her house and took her father, Havaa woke from dreams of sea anemones.” (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena)
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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (1984)
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“In later years, holding forth to an interviewer or to an audience of aging fans at a comic book convention, Sam Clay liked to declare, apropos of his and Joe Kavalier’s greatest creation, that back when he was a boy, sealed and hog-tied inside the airtight vessel known as Brooklyn, New York, he had been haunted by dreams of Harry Houdini.” (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay)
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“‘Where’s Papa going with that ax?’ said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.” (Charlotte's Web)
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“Nobody came to my seventh birthday party.” (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)
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What are some of your favorite first lines?
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Lookin' good, front table.
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Lookin' good, front table. Lookin' good, front table.
That moment when you realize the book you're reading is perfect for the moment you're in.
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That moment when you realize the book you're reading is perfect for the moment you're in. That moment when you realize the book you're reading is perfect for the moment you're in.
We are looking for a passionate, customer service-oriented, well-spoken, well-read, fun, engaging, ...
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We are looking for a passionate, customer service-oriented, well-spoken, well-read, fun, engaging, all-around book ninja to work part-time in our bookstore! The position is for nights and weekends only, roughly 2-3 days / 12-18 hours a week. Previous bookselling experience preferred. ... We are looking for a passionate, customer service-oriented, well-spoken, well-read, fun, engaging, all-around book ninja to work part-time in our bookstore! The position is for nights and weekends only, roughly 2-3 days / 12-18 hours a week. Previous bookselling experience preferred. Seeking applicants who have an ability to learn, work well with others, are detail-oriented, and can engage with customers about current literature. (And who would also be excited to dress up for the occasional Harry Potter party.) If interested, please email [email protected] with your resume and a short description why you'd like to join the team at Literati.
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"It's not the baggage that matters but how you carry it." -Note left on our typewriter
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"It's not the baggage that matters but how you carry it." -Note left on our typewriter "It's not the baggage that matters but how you carry it."
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I flipped through our pen tester notepad. Sometimes I see customers scribbling things and testing ...
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I flipped through our pen tester notepad. Sometimes I see customers scribbling things and testing out pens, but I never realized what they were writing. This made my day. I flipped through our pen tester notepad. Sometimes I see customers scribbling things and testing out pens, but I never realized what they were writing. This made my day.
Journals, for all those voyaging back-to-school. (Or for those who just like journals.)
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Journals, for all those voyaging back-to-school. (Or for those who just like journals.) Journals, for all those voyaging back-to-school. (Or for those who just like journals.)
I love these new cute “Read To Me” onesies! Designed by @_samanthahensley and printed in Ypsi by ...
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I love these new cute “Read To Me” onesies! Designed by @_samanthahensley and printed in Ypsi by @vgkids! Available in-store and on our website. I love these new cute “Read To Me” onesies! Designed by @_samanthahensley and printed in Ypsi by @vgkids! Available in-store and on our website.
We are honored to have a very special guest curator of our green table: author and former chief book ...
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We are honored to have a very special guest curator of our green table: author and former chief book critic for the New York Times, @michi_kakutani! We are honored to have a very special guest curator of our green table: author and former chief book critic for the New York Times, @michi_kakutani!
Literati representing at the Acropolis. <span class="emoji emoji1f4f7"></span>: @atom327
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Literati representing at the Acropolis. : @atom327 Literati representing at the Acropolis. 📷: @atom327
If your day has been lousy, let this adorable photo by @ericsmithrocks cheer you up.
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If your day has been lousy, let this adorable photo by @ericsmithrocks cheer you up. If your day has been lousy, let this adorable photo by @ericsmithrocks cheer you up.
Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
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Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
We are thrilled to announce three more authors to our Fall ‘18 “Literati Bookstore Presents” series ...
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We are thrilled to announce three more authors to our Fall ‘18 “Literati Bookstore Presents” series — John Kerry, Jonathan Franzen, and Pete Souza! Tickets available now on our website, link in bio! We are thrilled to announce three more authors to our Fall ‘18 “Literati Bookstore Presents” series — John Kerry, Jonathan Franzen, and Pete Souza! Tickets available now on our website, link in bio!
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Summertime is the perfect time to start a new book series. So, we created a display of some of our favorites...
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Summertime is the perfect time to start a new book series. So, we created a display of some of our favorites... Summertime is the perfect time to start a new book series. So, we created a display of some of our favorites...
“Your eyes are like wonderful August skies.”
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“Your eyes are like wonderful August skies.” “Your eyes are like wonderful August skies.”
Last month’s bestsellers!
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Last month’s bestsellers! Last month’s bestsellers!
Click, clack... . . . Thanks @thetypewritercollector for hosting this fun evening of typing! ...
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Click, clack... . . . Thanks @thetypewritercollector for hosting this fun evening of typing! Can’t wait for the next one. Click, clack...
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Thanks @thetypewritercollector for hosting this fun evening of typing! Can’t wait for the next one.
It’s a beautiful day to be at the bookstore. The again, every day is a beautiful day to be at the bookstore.
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It’s a beautiful day to be at the bookstore. The again, every day is a beautiful day to be at the bookstore. It’s a beautiful day to be at the bookstore. The again, every day is a beautiful day to be at the bookstore.
The typewriters we leave out sometimes break. Here’s a “new” one, donated to the store by one of our ...
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The typewriters we leave out sometimes break. Here’s a “new” one, donated to the store by one of our loyal and loving customers. The typewriters we leave out sometimes break. Here’s a “new” one, donated to the store by one of our loyal and loving customers.
Our very own bookseller, author Lillian Li (@zillianzi), was featured on the cover of Sunday’s ...
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Our very own bookseller, author Lillian Li (@zillianzi), was featured on the cover of Sunday’s New York Times Book Review! We are so proud of you, Lillian!! Our very own bookseller, author Lillian Li (@zillianzi), was featured on the cover of Sunday’s New York Times Book Review! We are so proud of you, Lillian!!
Note left on our typewriter.
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Note left on our typewriter. Note left on our typewriter.
"Without commonly agreed-upon facts--not Republican facts and Democratic facts; not the alternative ...
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"Without commonly agreed-upon facts--not Republican facts and Democratic facts; not the alternative facts of today's silo-world--there can be no rational debate over policies, no substantive means of evaluating candidates for political office, and no way to hold elected officials ... "Without commonly agreed-upon facts--not Republican facts and Democratic facts; not the alternative facts of today's silo-world--there can be no rational debate over policies, no substantive means of evaluating candidates for political office, and no way to hold elected officials accountable to the people. Without truth, democracy is hobbled."
— @michi_kakutani
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A summer poem to brighten today, courtesy of staff favorite poet Keith Taylor, who reads his new ...
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A summer poem to brighten today, courtesy of staff favorite poet Keith Taylor, who reads his new collection at the store this Friday. A summer poem to brighten today, courtesy of staff favorite poet Keith Taylor, who reads his new collection at the store this Friday.
Tom Borders, one of the founders of Borders, stopped by the store this week! Here he is with Jeanne, ...
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Tom Borders, one of the founders of Borders, stopped by the store this week! Here he is with Jeanne, our inventory manager who also worked at the original Borders store on State Street. Tom Borders, one of the founders of Borders, stopped by the store this week! Here he is with Jeanne, our inventory manager who also worked at the original Borders store on State Street.
Note left on our typewriter.
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Note left on our typewriter. Note left on our typewriter.
Happy Art Fair, everyone! We’re offering 20% off our bargain books (in-store only) and 20% off our ...
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Happy Art Fair, everyone! We’re offering 20% off our bargain books (in-store only) and 20% off our July Staff Picks, both in-store and online with a coupon code ARTFAIR. Link in bio, sale ends Sunday! Happy Art Fair, everyone! We’re offering 20% off our bargain books (in-store only) and 20% off our July Staff Picks, both in-store and online with a coupon code ARTFAIR.
Link in bio, sale ends Sunday!
Art Fair is coming.
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Art Fair is coming. Art Fair is coming.
Lookin’ good, staff picks wall.
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Lookin’ good, staff picks wall. Lookin’ good, staff picks wall.
Our June bestsellers!
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Our June bestsellers! Our June bestsellers!
“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” -Aldo ...
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“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” -Aldo Leopold . Here are a few of our favorite nature reads, for those summertime wanderers and explorers... “When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
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Here are a few of our favorite nature reads, for those summertime wanderers and explorers...
Mine too, little corner.
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Mine too, little corner. Mine too, little corner.
“the world spins around our maps lead us to many places, but books go beyond.” -Note left on our ...
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“the world spins around our maps lead us to many places, but books go beyond.” -Note left on our typewriter “the world spins around
our maps lead us to many places,
but books go beyond.”
-Note left on our typewriter
Book your weekend. <span class="emoji emoji1f4da"></span>
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Book your weekend. Book your weekend. 📚
Books give kids bright ideas. <span class="emoji emoji1f4a1"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f4a1"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f4a1"></span>
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Books give kids bright ideas. Books give kids bright ideas. 💡💡💡
We are CLOSED today! Have a relaxing and safe July 4th, everyone.
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We are CLOSED today! Have a relaxing and safe July 4th, everyone. We are CLOSED today! Have a relaxing and safe July 4th, everyone.
We are closed tomorrow, so if you need some recommendations for holiday reading, we have a few <span class="emoji emoji1f609"></span>
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We are closed tomorrow, so if you need some recommendations for holiday reading, we have a few We are closed tomorrow, so if you need some recommendations for holiday reading, we have a few 😉
We have air conditioning, iced coffee, and books... the best way to spend a Sunday.
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We have air conditioning, iced coffee, and books... the best way to spend a Sunday. We have air conditioning, iced coffee, and books... the best way to spend a Sunday.
“Dear S, It has been 7,352 days since we said I do. It’s been 7,269 days since I buried you. We vowed ...
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“Dear S, It has been 7,352 days since we said I do. It’s been 7,269 days since I buried you. We vowed to each other in private forever and always. We vowed in front of our friends and family Til Death Do Us Part. Little did we know that death would part us so soon. I’m ready to meet someone new. But ... “Dear S,
It has been 7,352 days since we said I do. It’s been 7,269 days since I buried you. We vowed to each other in private forever and always. We vowed in front of our friends and family Til Death Do Us Part. Little did we know that death would part us so soon. I’m ready to meet someone new. But I need a sign please send me one. I love you. You’ll always be my forever.”
-Note left on our @publictypewriter
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“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got ...
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“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.” -Neil Gaiman “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”
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Every now and then, when I need to step away from the world and find a quiet moment, I find myself turning ...
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Every now and then, when I need to step away from the world and find a quiet moment, I find myself turning to books by Philip and Erin Stead. Technically they are for kids, but they always make me feel something authentic and warm and are filled with empathy and kindness, so I think they’re for ... Every now and then, when I need to step away from the world and find a quiet moment, I find myself turning to books by Philip and Erin Stead. Technically they are for kids, but they always make me feel something authentic and warm and are filled with empathy and kindness, so I think they’re for big kids like me, too. This is a new book from Philip that I absolutely love and needed today.
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Such an incredible and moving evening with author Fatima Farheen Mirza! If you haven’t already ...
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Such an incredible and moving evening with author Fatima Farheen Mirza! If you haven’t already picked up her novel, A Place For Us, we highly recommend it. Such an incredible and moving evening with author Fatima Farheen Mirza! If you haven’t already picked up her novel, A Place For Us, we highly recommend it.
David Sedaris visited our store a few days after our baby, Greta, was born. Now, she has the best “first ...
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David Sedaris visited our store a few days after our baby, Greta, was born. Now, she has the best “first book inscription” ever. David Sedaris visited our store a few days after our baby, Greta, was born. Now, she has the best “first book inscription” ever.
Each month, a different Literati bookseller curates our little green table with favorite reads. ...
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Each month, a different Literati bookseller curates our little green table with favorite reads. This month, it’s Charlotte’s turn! Each month, a different Literati bookseller curates our little green table with favorite reads. This month, it’s Charlotte’s turn!
“I like using typewriters. The strong clicks of the keys make me feel like each letter is a drop of ...
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“I like using typewriters. The strong clicks of the keys make me feel like each letter is a drop of happiness in the pool of despair that is the world.” -Note left on our typewriter by an 11-year-old. “I like using typewriters. The strong clicks of the keys make me feel like each letter is a drop of happiness in the pool of despair that is the world.”
-Note left on our typewriter by an 11-year-old.
Our first-ever unanimous staff pick. Congratulations, @zillianzi!
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Our first-ever unanimous staff pick. Congratulations, @zillianzi! Our first-ever unanimous staff pick. Congratulations, @zillianzi!