Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16th, 2009


This is an old AMOK catalog that my new coworker Gustavo had lying around. AMOK, in its glory days, was just down the street from where Skylight Books is located today. Hence, Gustavo calls this photograph "Tribute to Old Los Feliz" How awesome is that?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 10, 2009


My co-workers surprise me with the most phenomenal photos!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 29th, 2009


Ben Lee had to leave Skylight for greener pastures, but it wasn't because of the trauma of this photo. I don't think. We miss you, Ben Lee!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6th, 2009


Emily the Hooligan gets rowdy on a Saturday night...



...while Noel goes out on the town in Los Feliz.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 16th, 2009

In the absence of a Ulysses Corpus Libris photo celebrate Bloomsday, I've decided to post perhaps the best Corpus Libris photo submitted yet. Congrats again to Autumn and the folks at Third Place Books.



Really, guys, this is incredible.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

June 3, 2009

Here's one for those of you who were at BEA this past weekend:




And here's a great photo from Hans and the good folks at Micawbers in St. Paul, Minnesota. It's an important reminder that the "corpus" need not be limited to the homo sapiens species!

Monday, May 11, 2009

May 11th, 2009

Check out this amazing photo of an incredibly obscure book that I'm sure none of you have ever seen before...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May 7th, 2009



Ah, nothing says spring like babies -- they're sprouting up everywhere!

Thanks to the folks at Arcana (fellow Angelenos. Or Santa Monicians?) for sending me some great photos!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 25, 2009: The Granta Oath

I do hearby solemnly swear that Granta is one of the best literary magazines around. These photos were taken post-Day-1 of the LA Times Festival of Books, at the party thrown by Granta and hosted by Equator Books in Venice, California.


This is John Freeman, the American editor of Granta, holding the latest issue of Granta. How cool is that!


This is Lizzie, my very obliging girlfriend, who accompanied me to a party where she knew nary a soul.


And this, of course, is me.
Do oaths count if you're missing your pinky?

Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30th, 2009





Thanks to Candace, from the blog Book Booker Bookest! As she mentioned, I don't have that many photos from kids books. So, consider this an invitation to help me fix that -- send your kid lit Corpus Libris photos!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Ides of March, 2009


Getting our hands dirty at Skylight Books on a Saturday night...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 10th, 2009




Awesome shot, Autumn! Thanks for the follow-up submission! Does this mean that we booksellers are going to have to get beefier and beefier in order to keep up?

Friday, February 20, 2009

February 20, 2009

Here are a couple of images that people turned me on to. Thanks Mashanda and Elyse! Alas, I had a hard time tracking down the original sources, but there are links to the blogs that they were found on.


http://riotclitshave.com/2008.11/seifer.jpg



http://www.foundshit.com/geisha-book-illusion/

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Many Many Thanks


Whoa whoa whoa, what's going on with this one? One co-worker plays both roles in this cover!


Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed this blog in its first few months of existence!

First, to my co-workers who always indulge me when I run around the store with a camera and a stack of books.

Second, to those of you who I DON'T work with who bothered to send me photos. Chanel, Andre, and Autumn. I love you for it! And for all of you who MEANT to document your favorite covers in 2008, you'll never believe this, but 2009 is officially the Year of Corpus Libris Photos. It says so on Wikipedia. I swear! You still have 11 months to e-mail them to me!

Finally, to all of you who posted links to Corpus Libris on your blogs and websites. Sincerely, Thank You.


The Skylight Books Blog, of course.


The Divine Miss Pixie Woods Blog of Cecil Castellucci

The LA Times Book Blog, Jacket Copy. One of my favorite blogs discovered in 2008.

The Written Nerd Blog

The Inkblotter at the King's English


Richard Nash at Soft Skull Press
. Thank you for all you do.

The Bookavore

The ABA Omnibus Blog

The LA Observed Blog Native Intelligence

black_elephants Blog

The Readerville Journal. Check out their Most Coveted Covers feature...


The Inkwell Bookstore
and also here.

Cynsational Blog of Cynthia Leitich Smith AND Cynsations

Charlottesville Words Blog


Good Books Blog


Magers and Quinn Booksellers Blog

Olduvai Blog

Lizzie Nichols Concept Design

Mashanda Scott


Thanks guys!

Emily Pullen
Skylight Books

Saturday, January 10, 2009