May 31, 2009

What now? It's the end of the spring season for
The Publicly Complex Reading Series, that's what!

So come see poet Jessica Bozek

and fictioneer Shane Jones

this Saturday, June the 6th, at 6pm,
for a final romp in Ada's worded
wonderworld. There'll be snacks and
booze and plenty of awkward pauses!

May 23, 2009

Interrobang! What is it? Well, it's this thing:

Mm hmm, it's an exclamation mark all tangled up in a question mark. Get it!? And like so many other brilliant but useless ideas it never caught on. (Try to find one on your computer keyboard. You can't. And if you can, congratulations, you're drunk!) Now, a local litzine has adopted this feckless symbol as their title and spirit guide. They're having a little swingding here at Ada Books on Friday, May 29th, starting at 7pm. They'll read at you, get you liquored up, fill your mouth with crumbs and offer their first issue for your buying pleasure. Please come.

Meanwhile, smear your eyes all over this:

From the mind and hand of Joseph P. Larkin, it's the Arcade of Cruelty! A series of art things and comicy jokes so tasteless and tasty it'll make you wish that humans didn't exist. Shame your family and friends! Buy one today, at Ada Books.

May 19, 2009

Ada Books will be moonlighting this Friday (6p-8p)

at 5 Traverse

They'll have a wall or wallpart devoted to
some of the zines and selfmade books I sell
here. They'll also have some genuine book
art or art related to books.

May 4, 2009

On Saturday, May 16, at 6pm
The Publicly Complex Reading Series
lends you the in-person poetry of

Matvei Yankelvich

Aaron Tieger

Also, on May 18th, Gabrielle Bell
will be here to sign her new book,
Cecil and Jordan in New York.

She'll get here at 7pm and she'll stay
as long as she can stand it.

And hey! Check out Lilli's latest, for sale here & now: