Rules of Civility: A Novel in the Spirit of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is currently inspiring Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, but the (arguably) Great American Novel has a farther reach than just Hollywood. It’s also played muse to generations of readers, drinkers, cheaters and partiers — and more than a few authors. But, though imitation may be […]

Movie Trailer Monday: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Junot Diaz, author of the wildly popular* The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, called The Reluctant Fundamentalist, “One of those achingly assured novels that makes you happy to be a reader.” We here at PostScript agree — the novel, about an American-bred Pakistani man who is steamrolled by anti-Arab […]

For the Love of Books

We had such a great time last week sharing books with the city of Birmingham through Bookstravaganza. Here are a few highlights shared with us by some of the contest winners. Want to share your picture or story from the Scavenger Hunt? Send us an email at postscriptbooks@gmail.com. Thanks again […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games Catching Fire trailer premiered yesterday, and it looks like this one will be even more intense than the first one! We’re excited to see our favorites back in the sequel, and we can’t wait to see the whole movie. Until then, here’s a taste …   Are […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Great Gatsby

We have to admit — we’re skeptical about the new movie version of any classic novel, and since The Great Gatsby is (arguably) the classic American novel, the new version coming to theaters May 10 has us more than a little concerned. On the other hand, director Baz Luhrmann has […]

Read Your Way to Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolution was to take more stupid pictures of myself. Clockwise from top right: Running with the Mind of Meditation, The Happiness Project, The Power of Habit, The Great Oom and Yoga Bitch, What I Talk about when I Talk about Running, Drop Dead Healthy. New Year’s Day […]

Writing on Film: Ruby Sparks and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Last week, a customer asked me what the difference is between Fiction and Non-fiction. (Surprised? This happens more often than you’d think.) The easy, mnemonic device to remember this is “Fiction is fake,” and that’s what I told her. But that’s not really what I believe. I think Fiction is […]

Paper Doll H.G. Wells Wants to Give You Free Books!

Paper Doll H.G. Wells goes extraterrestrial in his alien costume.   Think getting books from a paper doll is weird? Well, Paper Doll H.G. Wells thinks you’re weird! But, weird or not, you probably still want a free book. To win, just leave a comment here or on our Facebook […]

This November, Let’s Write!

Carrie and one of our favorite Church Street customers, Sara-Margaret Hall, check out the Nanowrimo book, No Plot? No Problem.  There’s one sure-fire way to appreciate books more, and that’s to try to write one. Lots of us feel like we have The Great American Novel inside us, just waiting to be […]

Peek into Pottermore

The latest big book news is all about J.K. Rowling, starting with last week’s announcement of the storyline of her first book that’s meant for grownups — The Casual Vacancy will focus on small-town politics and is scheduled for September release. But, of course, this won’t be the first book […]