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?”
Greg Lutze 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.