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08.03.12

Lippman’s Latest

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Janet Maslin of The New York Times just gave a rave review to Laura Lippman’s forthcoming novel, And When She Was Good (available August 14). Brownie points to Maslin for name-checking Philip Roth’s early novel of almost the same name.

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07.31.12

The Hunger Games: Page to Screen

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Speaking of Hollywood, Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Chair of the Film/Video Department at Stevenson University (and, full disclosure, my good friend and the impresario of my book club) just blogged about his disappointment with the film version of The Hunger Games, and what the weak adaptation says about the Hollywood machine.

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07.31.12

Dead Stars, by Bruce Wagner

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

I’m a longtime Bruce Wagner fan, and I immensely enjoyed his no-holds-barred, verging-on-insane latest Hollywood opus, Dead Stars. So did Sam Sacks, of The Wall Street Journal. I disagree with the comparison to Rabelais (who I’d say is earthier and more optimistic), but otherwise I think the review is spot-on, especially this passage:

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07.31.12

Ivy Bookshop named Best of Baltimore!

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

We’re honored to have been named Best Bookstore in Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore 2012 issue. Check out this promotional video for the issue, shot in The Ivy’s aisles. And be sure to pick up the print issue, which features our own Lucy Burchell as a model.

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07.13.12

In-Store Wine Tasting

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Online journal The Baltimore Brew recently hosted a wine tasting at The Ivy Bookshop. Attendees included Bridget and Galen Sampson of Dogwood Restaurant and other local wine enthusiasts. Click here for the full scoop.

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