August302014
"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. it is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness." Howard Zinn
Sienna Arpi, Intern

"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. it is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness." Howard Zinn

Sienna Arpi, Intern

11AM
August292014
"Be the master of the mind, rather than mastered by the mind." Zen Proverb

"Be the master of the mind, rather than mastered by the mind." Zen Proverb

August282014
discoverynews:

There was mournful news out of Sweden with the announcement that the world’s oldest known European eel had passed away recently at the age of 155, after living through two world wars, the Cold War, disco, punk, grunge, and the advent of the Internet. Read more

discoverynews:

There was mournful news out of Sweden with the announcement that the world’s oldest known European eel had passed away recently at the age of 155, after living through two world wars, the Cold War, disco, punk, grunge, and the advent of the Internet. Read more

5PM
“Art is not real life, not is it even its reflection. Art is in itself a creator, it creates its own life, beautiful in its abstraction, beyond the limits of time, and space” Konstantin Stanislavski, “An Actor Prepares” (22)

(Source: thesis-ing)

August272014
“Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art” Constantin Stanislavski (via wayneburns)
5PM
“The truly beautiful does not fear what is ugly.” Stanislavski (via 10-10wouldrecommend)
12PM

Happy 7th Birthday to For Beginners!

Well, it’s that time of year again, folks! For Beginners turns 7 today!

It’s definitely been a crazy year for us. We switched distributors to the awesome Red Wheel/Weiser in April and they have been working to make our books reach new audiences better than ever.

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For Beginners, which now has over 50 titles published throughout the world, is going strong today. It continues in the footsteps of the series founder, Glenn Thompson’s ideals, to produce graphic non-fiction books on subjects that need to be demystified or are under-represented.

Currently on our table we have Fanon For Beginners (September), The History of Classical Music For Beginners (October) and French Revolutions For Beginners (November). Upcoming in 2015 our subjects include: Lincoln, the American Presidency, Stanislavski, Bukowski, Buddha, Saussure and the Black Panthers.

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It’s going to be a busy end of the year for us, but we’re excited to continue bringing you interesting For Beginners books!

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August192014

Meet the author of Paul Robeson For Beginners!

Author Paul von Blum will be in the Spartacus Books in Vancouver August 20th from 4pm to 6pm for a meet up!

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