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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Department of Book Reports: American Taliban

American Taliban, How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right, by Markos Moulitsas (Polipoint Press $14.99)

I had planned on talking about American Taliban today, in order to let you know about Markos Moulitsas' upcoming appearance on Virtually Speaking Monday evening. Markos has agreed to sign some bookplates for us and you can get your very own signed book from us.
Jay Ackroyd will be discussing the book with Markos at the Virtually Speaking Studios in Second Life and it will be broadcast live on BlogTalk Radio. You can attend virtually or tune in to BTR and ask questions in the chat area. The Cafe Wellstone folks are happy to help you get Second Life figured out, how to download the best viewer, help you get the sound going, or even take you shopping for good hair. You can send me an email (info at jacksonst-books.com), or just send an Instant Message to BookemJackson Streeter or Michele Mrigesh inworld and we'll find someone to help you.

I don't need to actually report on this book, because our dear General wrote the bestest review of all time:
The problem is syllables, September 7, 2010
... How dare the author compare the American right to the Taliban. Sure, we both hate sex, reproductive choice, secularism, government regulation, homosexualism, and masturbation. We both want to establish godly governments that enforce scriptural law. And, we both justify our wars on the basis of religion. But the similarities end there...

If you missed it, go back and read it. And be sure to vote for it!

Markos at Netroots Nation in Second Life August 2010

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Copies of American Taliban with a signed bookplate and Markos' early books are available at Jackson Street Books and other fine Independent bookstores.As always, books ordered here will have a freebie publishers Advance Reading Copy included as a thank you to our blogosphere friends.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hello Hoquiam!

If you found your way here from a little sign in a window on 7th Street, Welcome! We'll continue to use this blog from our online store, with a slightly altered title. Over the next two weeks, you'll see us busily moving boxes & shelves until opening day on (hopefully) Oct 1. We'll call October 2 the grand opening and mark the date with a bit of a party. We hope to see you then!

We have the keys now and got to look around and decide where things will go. It actually feels bigger once you're inside. It has that boomy, echo-y sound as you talk. It'll be nice to have the books inside to help diffuse that.

I had the big ABA poster from when we were in Seattle, so I taped it into the window. That should make a nice announcement to the folks attending Mama Mia! tonight.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Books on 7th

We've signed a lease, and tomorrow we meet with the landlord to note any damage to the space and get the keys. Then, the fun can begin.. moving shelving and books and stand-ees and bookends and posters and books and the big table and the desk and books and.. and..

I keep thinking of more things I'll be needing over there. Of course, we already have all of it, it's just a matter of getting it into a box and moving it 4 blocks. I have been hoping we'll have dry weather and can move most everything by foot, on a handtruck. It'll be nice bragging rights to say this was an entirely Green move.

Stay tuned, I'll have more pictures tomorrow!