“So many people have said how much they love the library cards that I asked Graffeg if they might make a set of postcards from them. These were launched on National Library Day.” – Jackie Morris
So nice to see the kind words about Logos in the comments, too!
“It’s always good when consumers are aware of how creators get paid—but there’s no shame in not buying new.” So says Salon!
We have an excellently curated coloring book section right now, including books on botany, marine biology, and anatomy!
Thanks for giving us some airtime Central Coast News KION, and a big thanks to all of you who joined us for Small Business Saturday!
“…be kind and read a good story.” We stand by that sentiment and will miss seeing Alan Cheuse at Logos. NPR has posted a nice remembrance of Alan.
We just received four signed copies of Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear . Come on down to Logos and pick one up!
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and to let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love (and how to face down what we most fear). She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits that are needed in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, or to make art, or to find new ways to address challenges in our work, or to give ourselves permission to embark on a dream long deferred, or simply to infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
Community, thoughtful recommendations, experience…yes! Let’s keep independent bookstores thriving. Check out this great article from The Week.
We’ll be collaborating with The Crepe Place to host the “How To Clone A Mammoth” signing with author Beth Shapiro on June 10!
Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in “ancient DNA” research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used–today–to resurrect the past.
Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research–as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Paabo, George Church, and Craig Venter–Shapiro considers de-extinction’s practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal? Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits–traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years–into living organisms.
But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem. Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, How to Clone a Mammoth demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation’s future.
Excited to be collaborating with The Crepe Place to host the Assymetrical Press Word Tasting Tour on June 3rd!
Not just a book reading, not just another event—a meaningful experience. Asymmetrical Press’ team of talented authors is hitting the road in May and June for a WordTasting Tour across the western United States and Canada. From minimalism and travel to storytelling and humor, this tour provides a taste of something for everyone.
Join Colin Wright, Josh Wagner, Shawn Mihalik, Skye Steele, and special local guests for an evening of WordTasting: readings, stories, live music, questions, and answers. Plus special guests Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists will host and read at most events (see full schedule for details).
Admission to each two-hour event is free. So are the words.
“My next stop was Logos, land of funky books and records and hip magazines waiting to be found, before heading into happy hour at the Catalyst…” A portrait of Santa Cruz in the 1970s.
California Bookstore Day is now expanding to Independent Bookstore Day and we’re proud to participate! Join us to celebrate independent bookstore culture on May 2nd. We’ll have the following special items on order:
Building Stories (signed limited Chris Ware print)
Days Like This (anthology of essays/short stories)
Funny HaHa (kids joke book)
Hyperbole and a Half Broadside (poster)
Urgent Unheard Stories by Roxane Gay (limited edition signed chapbook)
Books about Books Box Set
It’s sure to be a great day…check out the website for more info!
Restocking our favorite Juxtapoz Magazine survey books from Gingko Press!
Our first batch of shirts from Miles To Go Clothing are here!!!
– William Blake: The Tyger (limited edition!)
– Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
– Charles Darwin: Origin of the Species
– Jean-Paul Sarte: No Exit (limited edition)
– Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore
– Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man
How excited are we about the new cometbus? So. Excited.
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Proud to be a “local, iconic” business and to support the Santa Cruz Comic News. There’s a nice Logos mention in this Good Times article on The Comic News.
For those moments when you’re enjoying a martini in your sunken living room. The sophisticated guitar of Laurindo Almeida on RED VINYL!
The great jazz pianist Benny Green gave Kuumbwa Jazz a big hug on Monday night. We were proud to be the sponsors of this concert!