Goinnnn to the bookstore
gonnnnna get maa-aa-aarired
ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
:::for the especially curious:::
my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).
our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.
venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.
catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.
flowers: from floral art!
the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.
hugs and books!
Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
Vol 4, Book 3
Fahrenheit 451 (dir. François Truffaut — 1966)
I’ve been on both sides of this conversation
Obligatory picture of the stairs at Powell’s City of Books, the “world’s largest independent new & used book store.” They are not kidding. This place is well organized, but there aren’t just shelves of genres in a few rows. There are entire ROOMS of book genres. And when I say rooms, I mean spaces bigger than most apartments I’ve lived in. Great selection of board books for my toddler in the Rose Room, a collection of rare books in the Pearl Room, and yes they have a print on demand book machine. Also, they have vegan pastries & rice, soy or almond milk in their coffee shop, and they’re right next to Whole Foods & Buffalo Exchange. You got me again, Portland! Can I just live & die here please?
Originally built in 1964 by architect Jean-Marie Roy this church in Quebec has been masterfully transformed into a library by Dan Hanganu & Côté Leahy Cardas Architects.
The library has been named after Monique Corriveau a local writer who wrote ten children’s books, one for each of her kids!