Weekend Bites: Church Bookstore, Barbey d’Aurevilly’s Birthday, Talking ‘Stoner,’ Hari Kunzru, and More


Barbey d’Aurevilly was born on November 2nd, 1808. Somebody either needs to put out a new translation of Les Diaboliques or we just need to learn French.

Now we need to add this bookstore housed in a former church to our list of bookstores to one day check out.

Drew Smith at The Daily Beast laments people writing about “rediscovering” Stoner by John Williams.

Where is Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova? 

An excerpt from Hari Kunzru’s essay “Stalkers” is online now.

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