Well, it's happened. The Gothic Bookshop has joined the, um, latest century. 20th? 21st? 44th? The neo-post-industrial-halfway-hip age? The pre-tweens?
Anyway, we're on Facebook now, is what I'm saying. We're just getting started, but soon you'll see a steady stream of updates about new books, events, and special sales. You'll also find links to things that we just think are cool. (I promise that Arthur and I will do our best to limit the number of links to abjectly nerdy stuff.)
Also, much like the Rockin' Robin, we now tweet. Or twit. The difference twixt the tweet and twit escapes me (though I do know how to do The Twist); regardless, we're on it.
So feel free to friend and follow us! Frankly, you can fawn over us if you're feeling flirty (though as far as I know there's not yet an app for that...).
Twit you later, Facefriends!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Welcome back to campus, Gothic Shoppers!
We're glad to see so many of you back in the store. We've got stacks and stacks of great new books on the shelves for you to see, including...
THE NEW DUKE READS SELECTIONS!!
That's right, folks. The 2009/2010 selections were announced this morning, and we've got the books in stock here at the store. Remember, when you buy all seven books at once, you receive a 25% discount off the retail price, and we throw in a free Duke Reads tote bag!
And now (drum roll, please!) here are the presenters and reading list for 2009-10:
Peter Lange, Provost and Professor of Political Science
House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess by William D. Cohan '81
Ranjana Khanna, Margaret Taylor Smith Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of English, Literature, and Women's Studies
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Reynolds Price '55, James B. Duke Professor of English
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Blair Sheppard, Dean of the Fuqua School of Business
A Brief History of the Human Race by Michael Cook
Michael Malone, Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Stephen Nowicki, Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The summer reading selection for first-year students is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. The author will be on campus during orientation week and will be giving two presentations August 20 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium for the entering Class of 2013 and you are invited.