Since my brain is a bit fried from three days of conventioning, I thought I'd let the pictures talk for me.
The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet, which came out this year from Arnold Van Huis, Henk Van Gurp, and Marcel Dicke. In the book, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part of our future diet. The publisher was offering a chocolate and peanut butter cricket bar. We were so glad to see Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, and a few other university presses at the show. Many have dropped out, and some, like University of California, have cut their discounts and raised their prices, pretty much spelling out that they do not see retail as a viable option for their wares. A lot of bookstores are worried about this. The solution? Look for more viable titles like The Insect Cookbook.
What I know for Sure, collected from her columns.
A Sudden Light, so I just wanted to say hi and get the ball rolling on reads. You know that when a book is personally inscibed to you, you must read it. It's the rule. Our event, by the way, is Saturday, October 4, 7 pm, so mark it on your calendars. A big thank you to Stein for contorting himself such that the photo included him, the book, and the tattoo.
The Good Girl, being published by Harlequin's Mira imprint this summer. It's a Gillian Flynn-esque novel that has already gotten a good read by Sharon at our store, and she'll be appearing at Boswell along with Heather Gudenkauf on Tuesday, August 5.