May 14, 2015
Brave New Word — Aldous Huxley
“A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories.”
Red Harvest — Dashiell Hammett
“I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte.”
Thunderball — Ian Fleming
“It was one of those days when it seemed to James Bond that all life, as someone put it, was nothing but a heap of six to four against.”
A Coney Island of the Mind — Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“In Goya’s greatest scenes we seem to see the people of the world exactly at the moment when they first attained the title of suffering humanity.”
The Tent — Margaret Atwood
“Why the hunger for these?”
is the co-founder and "Chief Creative Officer" of the photo editing app, VSCO
. Frequent visitors to our Oakland shop, the people at VSCO are based here, and their enthusiasm for and involvement in a wide range of creative work is contagious and evident every time they come in. Our favorite kinds of guests!
I was curious to see how Greg, a major mover in how the world presents their lives on Instagram, would present his own personal book suggestions, and I was pleasantly un-surprised that the photos are beautiful and that the books, from a self-described "avid bookworm", were all 100% solid summer reading. Thanks Greg!
All photos by Chris Bowden. Click the images for more info on each book.