Friday, November 20, 2015

Godine's Meet the Authors Series: Belinda Rathbone, The Boston Raphael

We sat down with Belinda Rathbone, author of The Boston Raphael, to talk about her upcoming Godine book. The Boston Raphael follows the riveting story of a museum director caught in a web of local and international intrigue while secretly pursuing the forgotten Renaissance painting. It was a media sensation in its time, but the full story of the forces that converged on the museum is now revealed in complete detail by the director’s daughter.  Watch this video to hear in the author's own words, what made this book such an adventure to write and the topic so fascinating. The book has been lavishly illustrated with full-color plates and many previously unpublished photographs, the research behind this masterful biography is almost entirely primary source collections and interviews.


Watch Rathbone discuss The Boston Raphael below and shed insight on what actually happened to the Renaissance painting. You can order The Boston Raphael  through our website!




This post is a part of our Meet the Authors series. Be sure to check back as we post more interviews with Godine authors!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Superior Person's Tuesdays-Revived!

Since it is Tuesday... Here is your Superior Person's Tuesday Word:

ELDRITCH a. Weird or hideous. "In concluding my report as President on the year just concluded, I want to make special mention--and I know the Committee joins with me in this--of our eldritch member, Mrs. Porringer, who..."

We find this word especially fitting considering Halloween is in our rearview mirrors...

Each Tuesday we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website.

We're back!

After a bit more than a year-long hiatus, we have decided to return to our beloved blog! It will be a bit  of slow going as we've had some turnover in staff, and we will be revamping what we post here. You can still find us on our tumblr, and as always, we're active on Twitter and Facebook.

You can look forward to the return of Superior Person's Tuesdays, literary happenings in the Boston area, book recommendations, possible gift guides, and may be other features. Let us know if there is anything you'd like to see from us and we will try to incorporate it into our blog.

We're so happy to be back!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

We're excited to announce that we'll be switching our blog over to Tumblr as of today. Check our new look over here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Literary Happenings 9/15 - 9/21



Monday, September 15
  • Harvard Book Store: Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Book Tree (1 & 2), 7 pm

Tuesday, September 16
  • Brookline Booksmith: Gail Gutradt’s In a Rocket Made of Ice, 7 pm
  • Harvard Book Store: Adam Tanner's What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data -Lifeblood of Big Business- and the End of Privacy as We Know It, 7 pm
Wednesday, September 17
  • Harvard Book Store: Caleb Scharf's The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities, 7 pm & Laurence Tribe's Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, 7 pm
Thursday, September 18
  • Harvard Book Store: Sarah Waters's The Paying Guests (in conversation with Emily M. Danforth), 6 pm & Nick Montfort's Three Works: #!, World Clock, and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, 7 pm
Friday, September 19 
  • Brookline Booksmith: Breakwater Reading Series, 7 pm
  • Harvard Book Store: Rainbow Rowell's Landline, 6 pm & Rowen Jacobsen's Apples of Uncommon Character: Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-Known Wonders, 7 pm
  • Trident Booksellers: TRIVIA, 8 am

Saturday, September 20

Sunday, September 21
  • Brookline Booksmith: Carol Dine's Orange Night, 6 pm

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back in Stock: Crime and Puzzlement!

We're excited to announce that Lawrence Treat's Crime and Puzzlement: 24 Solve-Them-Yourself-Mysteries is back in stock! See how sharp your detective skills are. And note that this predates the opening of an actual store called Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee. We promise that no booksellers were harmed in the making of this book.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Superior Person's Tuesday: Mendaciloquent

MENDACILOQUENT a. Speaking lies. Congressman please note: if you say this quickly enough, on the floor of the house, when characterizing another Congressman (and God knows, in that environment you'll have plenty of occasions for so doing), the Speaker just might let you get away with it.

Each Tuesday we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website..

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Superior Person's Tuesday: Ygdrasil

YGDRASIL, n. The gigantic ash tree which, according to Norse mythology, binds together with its roots and branches the whole of earth, heaven and hell. Suggested as a pet name for that tree in your backyard — the one you want your husband to chop down before its spreading canopy brings total darkness to your clothesline, your herb garden and your sunbaking spot.

Image via Viking-Mythology.com.
Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Ygdrasil appears in the third.