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Date Posted
01/10
THIS BURGER DON'T SUCK:

Route 13's New Yorker burger is a superior meat patty. At around 7 euros it's a clear winner over the extortionate, usurious prices charged by the Radisson and its kin. On the negative side, it's spiced a bit oddly (some BBQesque sauce instead of the traditional condiments). We suspect this is due to too much British influence in its creation - similar to the result if an American attempted to make authentic fish n chips. We can definitely recommend it. Give it a go and report back.

THIS BURGER DON'T SUCK:

Route 13's New Yorker burger is a superior meat patty. At around 7 euros it's a clear winner over the extortionate, usurious prices charged by the Radisson and its kin. On the negative side, it's spiced a bit oddly (some BBQesque sauce instead of the traditional condiments). We suspect this is due to too much British influence in its creation - similar to the result if an American attempted to make authentic fish n chips. We can definitely recommend it. Give it a go and report back.

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Date Posted
30/09
SLOTHROP'S IN PRINT - A few months ago we were approached by a lovely lady called Jen Campbell:

She writes books about bookshops. Her new book - The Bookshop Book - is full of weird and interesting stories about various bookshops around the world. And we're really honoured that Slothrop's made it in!

It goes on general sale next month, and we'll try get some copies in Slothrop's to sell too.

SLOTHROP'S IN PRINT - A few months ago we were approached by a lovely lady called Jen Campbell:

She writes books about bookshops. Her new book - The Bookshop Book - is full of weird and interesting stories about various bookshops around the world. And we're really honoured that Slothrop's made it in!

It goes on general sale next month, and we'll try get some copies in Slothrop's to sell too.

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Date Posted
30/09
Bookstores we dig:

Haapsalu Raamat in downtown Haapsalu. What a great location and wonderful architectural concept executed with an obviously hefty budget. The book selection is very limited and the pasta's secret sauce made from ketchup, but it's clear they get that the bookstore atmosphere draws customers. We hope they make it and will do our part to send customers their way.

Bookstores we dig:

Haapsalu Raamat in downtown Haapsalu. What a great location and wonderful architectural concept executed with an obviously hefty budget. The book selection is very limited and the pasta's secret sauce made from ketchup, but it's clear they get that the bookstore atmosphere draws customers. We hope they make it and will do our part to send customers their way.

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Date Posted
25/09
Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’:

You want Terry Pratchett? We've got a little Pratchett.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman

Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’:

You want Terry Pratchett? We've got a little Pratchett.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman

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Date Posted
23/09
Reading Time with Uncle Lew Vol. 1:

First spontaneous reading time with Uncle Lew.

Today's classic: The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.

Reading Time with Uncle Lew Vol. 1:

First spontaneous reading time with Uncle Lew.

Today's classic: The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.

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Date Posted
22/09
We are suspicious:

But flattered nonetheless.

We are suspicious:

But flattered nonetheless.

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Date Posted
21/09
Do you write corporate suckup stories or advertising copy? Well don't feel bad:

Dig this exchange between Salman Rushdie and Terry Gilliam in the pages of THE BELIEVER (available at Slothrop's).

Do you write corporate suckup stories or advertising copy? Well don't feel bad:

Dig this exchange between Salman Rushdie and Terry Gilliam in the pages of THE BELIEVER (available at Slothrop's).

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Date Posted
20/09
READING TIME WITH UNCLE LEW CONTINUES The torch has been passed to a guest reader, Pontius Pilate's discourse with the Rat Slayer thunders forth in a resounding West-Virginian accent in this chapter:

Movement three of Scheherazade drifts through the air. A crowd of listeners has gathered from the street, enraptured.

READING TIME WITH UNCLE LEW CONTINUES The torch has been passed to a guest reader, Pontius Pilate's discourse with the Rat Slayer thunders forth in a resounding West-Virginian accent in this chapter:

Movement three of Scheherazade drifts through the air. A crowd of listeners has gathered from the street, enraptured.

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Date Posted
20/09
READING TIME WITH UNCLE LEW Today's classic: The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov:

Come one, come all. You won't hear a lovelier British-accented recitation anywhere in the city. Atmosphere provided by Saint-Saëns.

READING TIME WITH UNCLE LEW Today's classic: The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov:

Come one, come all. You won't hear a lovelier British-accented recitation anywhere in the city. Atmosphere provided by Saint-Saëns.

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Date Posted
19/09
F. Scott Fitzgerald Estate Wondering Why The Hell Ken Burns Hasn’t Come Knocking Yet:

"At press time, Westberg added that if Burns could find a way to do a documentary on Mark Twain, he sure as shit could make some time for the man who wrote The Great Gatsby."

F. Scott Fitzgerald Estate Wondering Why The Hell Ken Burns Hasn’t Come Knocking Yet:

"At press time, Westberg added that if Burns could find a way to do a documentary on Mark Twain, he sure as shit could make some time for the man who wrote The Great Gatsby."

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