04 October 2010

A match made in...Readings

So Readings have some items that are extremely relevant to our interests.* Bags! Or more-specifically Working Art bags! Featuring Nicki Greenberg's Hamlet and members of Shaun Tan's Tuesday Afternoon Reading Group from Tales From Outer Suburbia.

Not only do they look very fine indeed, but they come in either a short-handled or a long-handled version - because, you know, some people prefer their bag-handles short and some prefer their bag-handles long. We don't know about you, but we are fans of the long-handled bag. So much easier to sling over one's shoulder - and if your bag is full up with your very own copy of Nicki's Hamlet, you are definitely going to want to sling it over your shoulder. It's a big book, people. Huge.

We did mention some time ago that Hamlet was not out until October and that October was a long time to wait. And now the wait is over, dear readers - Hamlet is out in the world and will be officially launched on Thursday by the always dapper and ever entertaining Mr Bernard Caleo.

And in behind-the-curtain news, slip on over to this post on the Readings blog for some inside information about how Nicki went about creating this sumptuous version of Shakespeare's play, staged on the page. And we are very pleased to report that it has already won many fans including New Yorker cartoonist and all-round amazing artist Drew Dernavich who posted this rather fabulous review.

So off to Readings with you! Quick smart! Lickety split! And snaffle yourself some books, some CDs, some DVDs, some bargains and a limited edition Working Art bag (or two) to carry them home in.

* Well, Readings always have a goodly number of items that are relevant to our interests. We're sure we are not the only ones who always leave this store a little heavier in the bag region and a little lighter in the wallet region.

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