April 17th, 2014

We <3 the new paperback cover of Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown. Credit goes to our Art Director Henry Sene Yee and designer Keith Hayes.

March 17th, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Tipsy Words of 7 Irish Authors



"Yes, I said yes, I will have another drink." — James Joyce


"Make it a rule never to give a man a drink you would not drink yourself." — George Bernard Shaw


"Once the drunk of Narnia, always the drunk of Narnia." — C. S. Lewis


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Two of our own from Picador, Madeline Gobbo and Angela Melamud, lovingly crafted these illustrations of Irish authors getting tipsy for The Airship.

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March 7th, 2014
Today&#8217;s National Unplug Day! After reading this, turn off your phone/computer/tablet/internet connecting contraption, and read a book.To wean you off the internet, here&#8217;s this illustration of cats with books.

Today’s National Unplug Day! After reading this, turn off your phone/computer/tablet/internet connecting contraption, and read a book.

To wean you off the internet, here’s this illustration of cats with books.

March 7th, 2014

It’s taken me way too long to discover Mark Powell. Check out his extremely detailed portraits on vintage paper ephemera.

February 21st, 2014

Sheila Heti spoke with The Telegraph about family, clothing, and Chinese classic texts. Also, how cute is her pet rabbit?!

"It took me five or six years to write How Should a Person Be?, and there were many times when I felt discouraged. One of those times my friend Margaux Williamson told me that she had had a dream about my book, and she was going to make a painting. She made two, in the end, and gave them to me [pictured below]. When you are working on a book it is not an object yet, so it was nice to have something that represented it until it was finished. It made it a real thing.”

PHOTO: Angela Lewis

February 13th, 2014

"Flatiron Halfpipe," Bob Staake's sketchbook page for this week's anniversary issue of The New Yorker.

(Basically how we look working at the Flatiron.)

January 31st, 2014

Introducing the first installment in our Picador True Tales series: Eimear Lynch's The Bridesmaids!

What do a former fashion model, an ex-nun, and a frat boy have in common? Virtually nothing, except that each has been a bridesmaid.

Being published this May!

(Cover designed by Jessica Hische and LeeAnn Falciani.)

January 31st, 2014

F. Scott and Zelda dropped in for a portrait session with Madeline Gobbo for her The Trip to Echo Spring series. That pretty little cocktail is a gin rickey, the Fitzgerald family favorite.

"Drink is an escape. That is why so many people do it now. There is Weltschmerz - the uncertainty of the world today. All sensitive minds feel it. There is a passing away of the old order and we wonder what there will be for us in the new - if anything."

January 25th, 2014

Next in Madeline Gobbo’s The Trip to Echo Spring portrait series: Raymond Carver indulges in a midnight Bloody Mary, with a side of espionage.

"I suppose I began to drink heavily after I’d realized that the things I wanted most in life for myself and my writing, and my wife and children, were simply not going to happen. It’s strange. You never start out in life with the intention of becoming a bankrupt or an alcoholic or a cheat and a thief. Or a liar."

January 22nd, 2014

Number three in Madeline Gobbo’s The Trip to Echo Spring portraits, the maddening, fantastic John Berryman.

"Why drink so, two days running?

two months, O seasons, years, two decades running?

I answer (smiles) my question on the cuff:

Man, I been thirsty.”

January 17th, 2014

For more vintage posters promoting American libraries, click here.

[via: Gizmodo]

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